As you may know, we live in the suburbs outside of DC... in Montgomery County, Maryland. As I commute to work into the city (I work 6 blocks from the White House) and usually shop/live around heavily-populated suburban areas, I often forget that there's a large part of the county that developers haven't gotten to (yet!) and is farmland!
The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair takes place a mile from our house, in a highly populated area, and is a very big deal around these parts! We've gone in the past, mostly for the carnival rides, but since we have a nearly-2-year-old on our hands, we knew this year's focus was going to be on the other festivities!
Bonus: We all decided to go on my nephew's 2nd birthday! When DH asked his Sis if they wanted to join us, she told him that they were already planning on it! How perfect is that?!
|Birthday Smooches (Yep, they'll hate this one later!)... and walking into the fair together!|
|Oh, yes. This girl loves a horsey ride. I see many years of her begging for a horse in our future! ;)|
We spent most of the night in the livestock area - it is an Agricultural Fair, after all - looking at sheep, pigs, goats, cows, bunnies and chickens. Dagny got to pet a calf that had been born at noon that day (in the birthing barn... yes, I was hesitant to even go in there!)! The John Deere tractor area was a huge hit with the both of the kids, although I know Mason loves them way more than Doodle does! ;)
|The Birthday Boy got his very own ice cream cone to celebrate... and even shared it with his cousin! What a sweetie!|
Finally, because I am trying to get in front of the camera a little more often, here are a few photos for Momma in Focus Friday!
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