Costa Mesa's Neighborhood Blog: A Four Year Old's Perspective on the Orange County Fair - Costa Mesa

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A Four Year Old's Perspective on the Orange County Fair - Costa Mesa

Mom said she'd come home early today so we could go to the Fair. We were supposed to go 2 days ago, but my brother was sick, and mom said we couldn't just leave him with a babysitter and go anyway.  He's only 7 months old, would he have even noticed?

Dylan waiting

 

I have been bouncing off the walls all day long.  Isn't it time to go yet? 

Finally, Mom came home.  We're all packed up and out the door to the Fair.

Mom and Dad said we could go on rides first.  Let's hurry up.  Why are there so many people in line?  Lines to get the tickets to get in; lines to get on the rides.  And, to make it worse, Mom had to stop and take pictures of the sand castle.

Orange County Fair Sand Castle 2008

Can't we look at that later?  I want to get to the rides.  They might go away if we don't get there soon enough.

Finally, the rides.  Oh no, wait more lines to get tickets so we can get in the lines for the rides?  Will it ever stop?

Well, I talked Mom into taking me on the ferris wheel and Dad will keep Dylan.  He's too small to get on the ferris wheel, maybe next year.

Here we go.

 Orange County Fair Ferris Wheel

Hey, Mom.  We're getting kind of high up.  This is very cool  Hey, look at that ride in the sky.  There's a gorilla on it.

Orange County Fair - Costa Mesa, Ca 

You can see everything from up here!  Are we going to get food soon? Are we going to have funnel cake for dessert?

Orange County Fair 2008 - Costa Mesa, CA

Mom and Dad are going to let me ride the bee ride by myself.  It's like Dumbo at Disneyland and then the helicopter.

Orange County Fair 2008 - Costa Mesa, CA

Then I get to go on the boats.  Oh boy - Mom's going to ride the fast ride with me first.  Wheee!!!  That's fun. Wait - now we're going backwards.  Mom, isn't this fun?

Dad and Dylan waited in line for the boats for me so I'd have time to ride before dinner.  Thanks!!

Orange County Fair 2008 - Costa Mesa, CA

Dylan gets to see his first goats and pigs and everything today. That's where we're going next.  I'll show him how to feed them and pet them and everything.  I'm the big brother, and I have to set a good example.

What do you think Dylan?  Aren't they neat?  And, I'm not even scared at all. Watch! I can even feed them. Okay, maybe they are just a little bit scary, but they're pretty cool.

 Orange County Fair - Costa Mesa, Ca

Now, we get to go to dinner.  We're having corn dogs, and then Dad says later we're going to get a funnel cake for dessert.

Boy, could it get any better?  Rides, animals and now junk food!! Oh boy!! Thanks!!

Wow, dinner was great!  Now, we're going to go do adult stuff.  We're going to go look at pictures and then Dad wants to go look at the woodworking.

Hey, Dad!  What are they doing behind the glass?  They're making things?  What's a canopy bed?  Right, but what kind of bed is it?

Now, Mom's spending way too long looking at the guy drawing pictures.  She says he's an artist, and she wants him to draw our picture.  She's going to pick it up later this week and can't wait.

While you do that, can I go look at that guy with the big metal stick with the glass on the end?  What's he doing?  Blowing glass?  How do you do that?  Why's he's sticking it in the fire?

Mom says I can go bananas, and she'll take a picture of me.  What do you think?  Have I gone bananas for the Orange County Fair?

OC Fair - Costa Mesa

We had so much fun.  Mom says there are just a few days left, so if you haven't gone, why don't you check it out and see how much fun it is?

 

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I hope you have as much fun at the Orange County Fair as we did.

 

 

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Comment balloon 14 commentsChristine Donovan • July 30 2008 03:46PM

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You're boyz are growing up.  Dlyan looks like David's twin bro.  You are really keeping them busy this summer.  Coleen

Posted by Auntie Coleen almost 12 years ago

Coleen - We hear over and over again how similar they look, especially from people who knew David when he was a baby.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 12 years ago

Christine, awesome post about the Orange County Fair!  It's funny because I just had the thought this morning that I would take way more Localism pictures if I used my kiddoes as the models.  You centered a whole post around it!

Posted by Elena Thurston, Family Real Estate Specialist (Keller Williams Legacy One) almost 12 years ago

Elena - I'm glad you enjoyed it.  I had a lot of fun with it, and it's so easy to take pictures of them.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 12 years ago

Christine- That was a great post... I love how you managed to see the event from his perspective... I'm going to give that a try for next go-'round.

Posted by Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me, Utah Homes (Utah Homes) almost 12 years ago

Chuck - I'm glad you enjoyed it.  I had a great time writing it.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 12 years ago

Christine, what a riot, looks like they kids (and parents) had fun. Thanks for sharing your family time, I enjoyed it.

Duane

Posted by * Rate A Home (Rate A Home) almost 12 years ago

Duane - Glad you enjoyed it.  We sure had a great time.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 12 years ago

Great POV Christine, wish I could remember that child-like enthusiasm myself. Dylan sure is a cutie.

Posted by Carey Pott (January Financial) almost 12 years ago

Carey - Having kids really helps you remember the enthusiasm.  I think Dylan's pretty cute too.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 12 years ago

I loved reading this...very cute!!  I can't wait to read Dylan's first perspective!!  It is clear that you are definately still a kid at heart!

Posted by Chrislyn almost 12 years ago

Chrislyn -  Glad you liked it. Mom always said we never had to grow up as long as we take care of our responsibilities.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 12 years ago

Very Cool! Great Pics! "Can I have a Plum?" LOL

Posted by Casey Ledford almost 12 years ago

Casey  - David was so excited when Teresa offered him a plum the other day : )

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 12 years ago

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