Tuesday, July 12, 2011

county fair...

typical...that is what Maddie is...kinda taken back...very surprised...I would not say typical and utter the words for a toddler born with Ds...just a typical 2 year old...that has no business at the county fair...it started out with a plan in my head...this year I will put her in the stroller so she can see the action...and not break my back...but as soon as we got in fair and she saw what Max was doing...it was over...there was tears and squirms and her trying to wiggle out of her stroller...so I let her out to walk and she tried to break through the fence to get into the rides...first one foot, leg and shoulder...but that darn belly just got stuck in the fence...she was not tall enough for any of the rides...so the toothless carnival guy suggests I put her in the boat floating on water with my 5 year old and have them play row the boat...yeah that is a GREAT idea...I can see the headlines 2 year old drowns in foot of dirty somehow blue water as her brother assists her off the boat...I politely say no thank you...and he persists and I repeat no over and over...then Chad chimes in to tell me to loosen up...easy for him to say...so Maddie finally got her wish -the rickety old flintstone roller coaster...Chad, Max and Maddie...and Maddie's face was priceless...she was so excited I bet she peed...and she smiled and yelled the whole time...waving at me and blowing kisses...it was amazing...I cried tears of happy...as the ride slowed down and stopped the fit began...Maddie screamed and yelled after each ride until we got to the next...and on the carousel she felt she was so BIG that she kept pushing Chad away from her because she really feels she can do things all on her own like ride a big plastic horse...she yelled at cows, horses, pigs, rabbits, and chickens...she hugged them and loved them and petted them...to say Maddie loved the fair would be a HUGE understatement...tonight I can here her going to sleep taking about her day and recalling her favorite parts of a typical night at the fair!

15 comments:

  1. How much fun...for all of you! I am so excited you see how "typical" our world can be, even with Down syndrome. I never believed it at first but now do all the time. Yeah for county fairs!

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  2. Awww, we want pictures!!! lol...sounds like you guys had a great time :)

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  3. Such a fun night...I could totally picture her screaming with excitement on those rides! :)

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  4. You know, I keep saying I can't wait for Arina to walk, so she can play with some of her friends. But her walking just means more destruction! This girl is already a tornado, give her walking, and yikes! She would have tried to get through that fence as well!

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  5. so excited I bet she peed - I nearly wet myself reading that LOL -Viv

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  6. Love this post! I'm glad she had so much fun!

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  7. Love it! I so much want to play with Maddie everytime I see her. Is that weird? I picture Es's personality to grow to be so much like Maddies that it always makes me smile.
    I'm so glad Maddie had fun. LOVE her adventurous spirit.-erin

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  8. Awe. Love, love, love this! I'm so glad she had so much fun. It's amazing how our kids can adapt to "normal" events and activities. What an amazing little girl AND mommy!

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  9. Ha,ha..sounds like you guys had a blast! :)

    We have a HUGE fair here in Dallas every year that I wait all year to go to! (In fact one year I even bought a season pass! I didn't even know they had season passes to the fair! ha,ha)

    My wife isn't quite the fan that I am...but it's ok. :)

    I can't wait until this year....Noah won't even be one yet....but I suppose I'll still try to take him....to bad he can't have a corny dog yet! :)

    Rick (Noah's Dad)

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  10. That is so cute! I'm sure Lucas would do the same thing. It's just not fair that older siblings have all the fun ;)

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  11. How FUN! Sounds like a fantastic day. I can't wait to take Kaetlyn to the fair this fall...I hope she gets as excited! :) Big smiles coming your way!

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  12. Our fair is in a couple of weeks. I'm interested to see what Claire will do. I can see her throwing a similar fit at the end of a ride too, since that is what she does when it's time to get out of the swing...

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