The closer we got to the fair the more Rhema’s little legs just danced! We took her to our local fair last week and she loved it! Rhema kept saying “look at all the pretty colors” and “look at all the lights”! Last year she was very tentative, but this year she was excited and intrigued by all the sights and sounds.
The folks at “Campers of the World” gave her this homemade doll! Rhema loved as one side of the face the baby is awake and when you turn it over the baby is asleep. Rhema has talked and talked about this and has flipped that baby over and over again! LOL!
Because of her VP shunt, Rhema cannot ride many rides (ever) at a fair or amusement park. We’ve scouted some for next year that she may be able to ride when she is a bit older, but for now it’s the Merry-Go-Round with Momma! We were so very proud of her this year as she did not hide her face at all like she did the years prior. She looked around, talked about the other rides we saw nearby and even allowed me to wave her hand at Daddy and Gida as we whizzed by.
Rhema played two games: this fishing game and a pick up duck game. Both games she was tentative about holding anything or picking up anything, but we calmly coax her and she allowed hand-over-hand which is an improvement from last year too! Yea Rhema!
The toy she picked out herself was this green parrot. We think it reminds her of Jake and the Neverland Pirates; she just hugged and hugged this little parrot! Now all I have to find is a pirate scarf for a hat and he will be perfect! LOL!
Rhema’s cousin Sanako, Uncle Tatsuki and Aunt Cha-Cha went along with us to the fair. This is the best picture because most of the night, both kids were mesmerized by the lights and just kept looking up at rides zoomed over our heads. Rhema only cried once the whole night, which is a remarked improvement from last year, and it was during a jousting routine we stopped to watch. Each section of the audience cheered for a Knight and when folks began to cheer Rhema began to cry; it was so pitiful. She and I moved off away from the crowd and watched the horses and Knights from a nearby vantage point. Our Knight even came over near her and waved to her specifically and showed her his horse, that made her calm down and she watched the rest of the event with very few tears. It was a really fun night for us all!