Evangeline is so independent these days. She insists on picking out her clothes for the day which always includes a dress or skirt and then requests a bow for her hair. I love how feminine she is even though she has the influence of a big brother.
She was so excited for this dress when I pulled it out of the closet for her. She said "Yay! Polka dots!" My sister and I wore this when we were little and now my girls will get to wear it.
This post will contain several bloopers because in reality it takes about 4 tries to get a nice, smiling picture out of them. They really prefer to make silly faces all the while I'm begging them to be normal for one second.
It's taken us all summer to finally get out the tent so they could camp in the backyard. This was Evangeline's first time and she did great! We originally planned on her sleeping inside but she knew Ari was sleeping out there so she insisted on sleeping in the tent as well. Maybe some day we will adventure out past our yard but for now this will do.
We made it to the state fair and were excited about the cooler weather this year. However, we didn't realize just how cold it was going to be! We were WAY under dressed and I just about froze. It happened to be extremely windy so we tried our best to enjoy the food while we chased our trash around that kept blowing away.
The animals this year were really exciting, especially to Evangeline. We got a nice close up of the fancy horses.
The kids always enjoy the Little Hands on the Farm exhibit.
Since I wasn't pregnant and nauseous this year, I got the privilege of pushing Evangeline around on the tractor. Not the easiest thing to do! Glad it counted as my workout for the day :) I just wish it would have been enough to work off the fair food.
My mom joined us this year!
Selah was content the whole time.
The goats were eagerly waiting for food. It's funny how Evangeline has a slight fear of dogs but would go up to any other animal and even be willing to feed it.
And before we could leave we had to enjoy an elephant ear.
The kids had fun going to our local farmer's market. Notice the long pants and sleeves! Seriously people, it felt like fall and it's supposed to be summer still.
And here are my comedians...
It's been months since we've been to the zoo but we were finally able to go.
A loving choke hold...
Evangeline trying to get him off her back...
And her best effort to smile for the camera.