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I ate an entire elephant ear and I don't care who knows it!


Because that's what you do at the fair - you get an elephant ear. I'm pretty sure it's a requirement. 

What's not required, but is also delicious: BBQ pulled pork sandwiches and blended coffee drinks. Mmmm.

But enough about me! Our day at the county fair last Saturday was really all about Kendall. 

Kendall joined our local 4-H club this year and entered 6 items in the fair... earning herself 4 blue ribbons, 2 red ribbons, 2 champion ribbons, and 1 special award... along with $13.00 in prize money. Quite the haul for a ten-year-old!

Left to right: Kendall's skirt, poem, story, pastel drawing, pajama pants, and watercolor painting - which is going to the State Fair.
Saturday night was the fashion show, in which Kendall wore her pink skirt and "coordinating outfit" and posed on stage like a supermodel. 
I would show you pictures, except I don't have any.
I was videoing. 
And I'm nowhere near savvy enough to figure out how to put a video on my blog.

But here's a picture taken right after... Kendall is smiling mostly in relief that it was over because, Girlfriend was NERVOUS!

It was the cutest thing you've ever seen.

We also enjoyed watching a juggling comedian, the flying K-9 show, visiting all the animal barns (very Charlotte's Web), browsing the shopping booths, and some live music.

(We decided to forgo the carnival since we'd just spent the day at Oak's Park 4 days prior. That, and the rides were about as exorbitant as the cost of gasoline.)

Watching the juggling act.
This guy was impressive!
With Grandma and Grandpa, who came to support the little fashionista.
OH and let's not forget about those elephant ears. Reason alone to go to the fair in my books.

Teri and Mum think so too.


  1. Elephant ears look almost exactly like our Canadian "Beaver Tails"... lol
    Our local fair is right around the corner, the kids are super excited! :)

  2. She was the star of the evening, and now of your blog....and I had to go home before I inhaled your mum's e-ear. Wow those are good

  3. Good for you Jodi! I indulge everytime as well, and a huge shout out for Kendall! Next thing you know, we will be buying her line in the stores! :)

  4. Tell Kendall Great job from Uncle Tim. This made me sad we missed going to the fair this year. Looks like you had a wonderful time and man do I want an elephant ear for breakfast.

  5. Soo proud of Kendall! How fun for her and it looks like you had a fabulous day at the fair! And elephant ears....oh how I want one!

  6. Yay for all the prizes won at the fair!! :) And thanks for educating me on the elephant ear... have never heard of that!

  7. So what exactly is an elephant ear? Our West Texas Fair and Rodeo doesn't have them! {though I can sure do some damage with a funnel cake!}

  8. Abby it's a big stretched out piece of fried dough dunked in cinnamon sugar. TASTY :) (I'm also a huge fan of the funnel cake)

  9. Great pictures..can't wait to see how Kendall's watercolour and story do at the State fair.