What a great day!

We started off the day by swimming at Payson pool for the last time this summer. It's a great pool and a great way to spend a summer afternoon. Then we headed off to Provo to savor some delicious J dawgs. I'd never had one before, and I have to admit it was the best hot dog I've ever had. Jasen said he didn't get what all the fuss was about, but he never likes to join the crowd and give into hype. If everyone and their mom likes something, he has to be a nay sayer. After dawgs we went home for a short nap, and then spent the rest of our day and evening at Onion Days here in Payson. I don't really know why it's called Onion Days. I didn't see any onions. It was just a little fair. We had a great time. I love a fair!

On our way to the fair. Gabe can taste the excitement!

Our first ride of the night -the Ferris wheel- or as Gabe called it the big wheel. Gabe was so nervous he was shaking as we began getting higher and higher our first time around and as we felt that slight feeling of falling, but by the end he was use to the new feeling and was saying, "Woo hoo!"

Here's Gabe ready to ride a very jerky(crappy) dragon ride that I rode with him. He was excited before the ride started but even more excited to get off this one. Even though he didn't like being tossed around so violently, he didn't cry or whine, but just nervously asked me, "Get out now?" a couple of times. The next time I see a sign that says "You have to be this high" I'll think twice. Gabe barely reached it, but I figured he'd be fine. As we'd swing around sharp turns, his little face would just about smash into the bar he's holding onto in the picture. I held his head steady to protect him, and he made it out just fine. What a tough little 2 year old!

This one was his favorite. He loved driving his blue car.

Gabe saw another boy with one of these and was instantly incredibly envious. He kept saying, "Gabe have it. Mommy Gabe have it?!" Jasen couldn't deny the boy his sword. It has sound effects of sword fighting and best of all a little button to turn the light on and off.

After all the rides, the hot dog for Gabe and corn dog for Hannah (Hot dogs for lunch and dinner, yup, we're great parents), funnel cake, and cotton candy, I'd have to say it was a terrific first time ever at a fair for Gabe and Hannah Riley.

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