Maybe Next Year

or the year after….

We took Joslyn to the local fair and rodeo parade this year and there were definitely good, fun moments but I’m not sure my babe is quite ready for such events where loud, sudden noises including fake gun shots, whooping and hollering, dings from games, and loud buzzes from fair rides seemingly come out of nowhere to terrorize sensitive, sweet babes.  😦

The first thing we did was visit the animals which was a positive experience! Yay!  Here is Joslyn saying hello to the sheep and goats.

We saw pigs, cows, horses, goats, sheep, bunnies, turkeys, ducks, and chickens.

Joslyn really enjoyed making horsey noises while visiting the horses. 🙂

Next up was the Merry-Go-Round which went well at first…I did have to distract her initially by having her pat the horse and we would wave to Dadda every time we passed by.

Things are going well and then…

disaster strikes!  A nearby ride buzzed really loudly which totally scared Miss J so unfortunately we ended the Merry-Go-Round experience on a not so positive note. 😦  Bummer.  On a sidenote, she really enjoyed the funnel cake.  I know, super healthy for a little babe, but she only had a teeny bit.  She would have eaten more as she kept signing ‘more’ once she got a taste if I would have given it to her. 😉

This morning, we ventured out to the big rodeo parade.  It was a little chilly so we were bundled up…Fall is definitely on the way.

Waiting for the parade to start…we got there WAY too early!

“Are they ever gonna get this show on the road?”

While we were waiting for the parade to begin, we walked around sniffing flowers, finding rocks and leaves, and people watching.  Miss J was doing great and walking so well, but then she had a little fall.  No big deal, she is accustomed to taking a spill here and there and she caught herself with her arms and knees but then she moved her arm which must have slipped and she hit her face on the sidewalk.  I quickly picked her up, although I thought she would be fine, and I discovered she had scraped her nose which was bleeding and the side of her head near her eye. 😦  She cried and cried…her first major boo-boo! Luckily, she was close to the ground already and didn’t do a total face plant.

Poor little sweet pea.  Needless to say, after that things didn’t go as swimmingly, especially when some of the parade people came through shooting guns and hollering. 😦  We ended our parade experience early as our sensitive gal just wasn’t loving it, so perhaps we’ll try again in a year or two.

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