Friday, August 9, 2013

Fair Time

This year we decided to get more involved with our community. Living in a small town means that even though events aren't as large as those we are used to (*hmm Clark County Fair and World Ag Expo) it isn't as scary to participate in them. So I decided to do something brave and entered a quilt I made for William into the fair. Bryce tried his luck at the tri-tip cookoff. The week before the fair we went to a children's rodeo. We cheered on children from our local congregation (ward). They did so well and were so proud of themselves. Poor little William is going to have to face the fact that when he gets older we are signing him up for mutton busting! Nothing cuter than children riding sheep.

My quilt did well. I was so excited to get a ribbon! Given, there were only two quilts in my division. I still and am pretty darn proud of it.

William wasn't the biggest fan. We went two days. Once with the 11-year-old scouts and then again the next day for the cook-off. He did enjoy the animals and his first taste of snocone. I heard his first scream of impatience because I couldn't shovel the delicious treat in fast enough!

I was looking online at a contest they had to take a picture in front of the Jerome County Fair Mural, There weren't too many entries so I am trying my luck to win a gift card. We'll see if I win Sunday!

On Friday we were joined by our friends the Woods. The girls and I went and looked at the animals. SO CUTE! It makes my heart happy to see baby animals. I also took some photos for work. Let me tell you. It is so hard to find clean cows. (For those of you who don't know: I work for a publishing company that focuses on cattle/dairy)

Bryce made some delicious tri-tip. The game was rigged because the Fire Fighters were selling t-shirts at the same time and the money was going in their bucket...but it was all for charity. All the proceeds went to Breast Cancer research. Everyone had a great time and that is all that matters.

William's favorite part was going home! I am glad we participated this year! I hope that we can start doing more and more in our community.


Anonymous said...

Phillips Family - you rock! Way to support community activities and have fun together! It seems Cowboy Bill (I promise William to never call you that again) took the whole thing pretty seriously. He's probably just strategizing about how he will bust some mutton in a couple years. Thanks for sharing the fun photos!

Cherie said...

You got a ribbon!!! Who needs to know there were only 2? Hehe! I loved your quilt you made. I miss old west rodeos and county fairs. They don't really do that out here.