Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Clark County Fair

Well I think it is certain, I am a city girl. Much as I love the country and loved every vacation spent at my grandfather's farm, I just don't quite fit in completely. Last Friday, the choir that Diana sings in performed at the Clark County Fair. I went with a friend and her two small children. We got there early so we could see the animals and ride some rides before the performance. Here is a picture of the butter carving contest. You don't see that in the city. And what's not to love about sculptures carved in luscious butter?
Other than the singing, the highlight of the trip was when we discovered that Diana has finally reached a huge milestone in her life -- she is 48 inches tall. Woo hoo!!! This means that she can ride all kinds of rides that used to discriminate against her for her lacking verticalness. You know like rides at Disneyland and best of all our local swimming pool. They have a fun water slide and you guessed it, you can not ride it unless you are 48 inches tall. This has been a source of life long sorrow for Diana, well maybe just 3 year sorrow. Never mind that 5 year olds who happened to have the luck to have tall genes could go down the slide. Never mind that she could swim well enough to get out of the exit pool. No due to some fun sucking liability lawyers, those afflicted with shortness are denied the joy of going down the slide. Well those days of deprivation are over. Now she will just be denied because her mom will say, "Why should we go and pay money to the public pool when we have a pool in our back yard?" Which really means I would rather sit in my air conditioned house and watch out the window while she swims. But I digress. Back to the topic at hand, the fair. So Diana got to go on some rides that she couldn't do last year. Actually she was a really good sport and went on little kids ride with our friend Eliza.
We had a great time seeing the animals. My favorite as usual was the baby pigs. They are just so cute. We also got to witness a goat judging contest. Now I have to admit to knowing absolutely nothing about goats and I am very content to leave it that way. But it was interesting to watch none the less. A young girl won, and from the smile on her face and the way her mom hugged her, you would have thought she won a million dollars. I myself don't get that excited about goats, but I am glad that goat judging exists for those who do find it something to jump up and down about.
After the animals and the rides and the obligatory snow cone, it was time for the choir to sing. Sadly the acoustics there were not very good and so it was extremely difficult to hear the kids singing. Diana actually gets to do a duet for part of one of her songs. I am excited to hear it better at her actual concert. Well actually I will be at Women's Conference, so I will have to see it on video after that. Here is a short slide show of the days experiences.


Elizabeth said...

Still sad I missed the baby pigs. They really look like Wilber! UGH. Guess I'll have to go back next year!

Melanie Sorensen said...

I just wanted to say that you are hilarious, and I really miss having you in my life. Seriously. Love you!

Marjorie said...

Oh! the baby pigs are soooo cute!
Way to go Diana! Good singing and good growing!

Just Me! said...

Hey, that's look like a ton of fun. Thanks for sharing the show-well-done

Jennifer said...

That looked like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing!