Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Leila's first pony ride!

Yesterday was one of our family's most fun outings ever - we went to the Alameda County Fair! The last time Tony and I went to the fair was two years ago (I was pregnant) and I clearly remember telling him that if I never go to the fair again I will be perfectly happy... well, not anymore!

After Leila's nap yesterday we decided why not go to the fair. As soon as we walked through the gates her eyes lit up! We took her out of her little car and she started running all over saying "Ooooooh!" We ran into Curious George and Strawberry Shortcake, and learned that it was almost storytime. We went to storytime and Leila loved it:

After storytime Leila's Daddy won her a magic wand:And then we saw some cool statues. Leila really wanted this alligator:And then came the most exciting part of our day...the ponies! Tony and I weren't sure if Leila would like the ponies. We watched them for a little while, and then decided to give it a try. Thank goodness we did, because she absolutely LOVED every second of it! Leila rode a pony named "Max" (although she kept calling him "Bubbles") and she looooved him! She kept bending over to try and kiss him. Tony walked with Leila, and held onto her for the first minute or so, but Leila wanted to ride on her own! She held onto the reigns (sp?), sat up straight and bobbed her head up and down! She looked like a baby equestrian! People kept stopping to watch her ride - it was impressive!

Make sure you turn your sound up - you can hear her tell the pony to "Gooooooo!"

After the pony ride my little Picasso decided to draw: and then play peek-a-boo:

I think the purple marker on her eye is a nice touch: We did lots of other things besides the pony rides - we went to a room full of bunnies, which Leila loved. In the heat of the moment I decided I wanted a bunny, and Tony said I could pick one out. I fell in love with three - a miniature siamese bunny, a red satin dwarf (he looked like Ramon, in bunny form) and a teeny, tiny floppy-eared bunny. We asked Leila if we got a bunny what she would name it. She said "Elmo." Fortunately the three that I absolutely loved weren't for sale, or else we would have come home with a bunny named Elmo. Tony asked if I wanted to go to PetSmart and get a bunny, but I came to my senses and decided I don't want to have to deal with cleaning a bunny cage. We also saw baby chicks and ducks, and a baby cow who was born yesterday morning.

Overall we had the best time at the fair! We might even go back on Friday : )


Rachel said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! The last time I was at the Fair, I said I would never go back too! Guess we need to take Peyton.

Amanda said...

So awesome! Now I know what I'm going to ask Eddie to take us to do on Saturday!

On the bunny note...I've owned a bunny. Not glamorous at all!

Sheila said...

OMG, how fun!! I want to take Carter to the fair now! Funny how things that weren't fun at all pre-kids are now the best day ever!

Matt and Tara said...

so adorable!!

i wanted to take home a bunny too!!!!!!

Autumness said...

She's just so stinking cute!!! I just wish she would stop growing so fast!!!