107th Annual Priddis + Millarville Country Fair
Country fair! Country fair! It was an…interesting event to say the least!
When in Rome they say! Or when in the country – go to the fair! Jeff was working into Saturday morning, but he toughed it out + we arrived at the fair in the early afternoon. I knew we were in the right place when I saw some bull riding taking place.
After admiring the vintage tractors as much as one can muster, we headed toward the farmer’s market. Anyone that knows me well, knows that I am obsessed with Hutterites. Similar to the Amish + Mennonites, there is a whole lot of them here in Alberta! I love me a good polka dot scarf + oversized sunglasses!
Uuuuuuuh…..bags of……hay???? Again please regard the expression on Langdon’s face. Pure glee + joy. “YEEEE HEE HEE!!! HA HAAAA!!!! HAY!!!” squealed my son whilst flapping his fat arms + legs around like a pinwheel. Future farmer???
HELLO….WHAT????!!!! I literally almost died of campy happiness!!! WHAT THE HECK?! And it won a prize!!! Did no one else realize how nuts this painting is?! I reallllly want to meet + interview whoever painted this + get some insight.
Jeff + Langdon were taking waaaaay too long in the barn. I was getting hella bored + couldn’t look at one more plate of chocolate chip cookies or one more sprig of invasive weed. Outside, there was a pie auction going on. The MC was this gorgeous gent in a purple shirt + purple ostrich feather in his cowboy hat.
Pies were going for as high as $400!!!! Lands sake!!!
Langdon had his first encounter with some llamas + alpacas. This llama was completely enamored with Langdon. She would not stop longingly gazing at him with her soupy, doe eyes! Langdon was very unsure about these shaggy pack animals.
It was making my brain explode, so I had to walk away, or I’d go on taking pictures of every single outfit on display.
We missed out on the more fun events that happened earlier in the day. I had my fill of wheat, hay + livestock. Stick a fork in me – I was done! As we left the fair, the rain started coming down. Perfect timing! Jeff put on the barbecue when we got home. In the rain! That’s how Canucks do it!!!
In Langdon news, we are now making it a weekend ritual to get him in his Swimava ring for swimming, floating time before bed! As you can see he loves to kick around, spin his little self + just bob up + down! And he sleeps like a champ after every swim!!! If you missed my post about his first Swimava experience, click here!
On the other hand, I’m still getting up constantly throughout the night. If I hear the slightest rustle or whimper I am up like a flash of light!!! Moms…never relaxed. EVER. FOREVER.
Haggard. Sad faces. I look like a weary mess. And I think Langdon has been teething. He is a drooly waterfall + has been spitting up more + he’s been gnawing on anything he can get his meaty hands on. Oh + the crankiness. Ohhhh, the crankiness. Although Langdon’s been sleeping more, we are still exhausted.
Plus, usually I may see Jeff for a 1/2 hour when he gets home for work (long after Langdon’s bedtime) before I pass out. But this week, Jeff’s been logging so many hours that I haven’t seen him in 3 days. This morning Langdon + I were able to catch him for 3 minutes before he was out the door. Curse you, film industry. Hey Shelli, would you like some whine with that cheese??? Maybe somebody should call me a whaaaambulance! I should not complain – we have a roof over our heads + a little family of three! Sorry film industry, I shall never besmirch you again (never say never). Have a great weekend everyone! Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!!!