Great New York State Fair : The Midway


“We can’t drink…You have to work later”   I said

“But it’s ride day at the fair…”  Patti

“Good point”

Oh the joys and pains of putting Liam on rides.  He’s now 43 inches, meaning he can get on almost all the intermediate rides without an adult.  But those heights are for normal kids.  Not 3 years olds trapped in a 5-year-old buddy.  He doesn’t quite understand instructions of the operators and doesn’t quite know what each ride entails.

But he and Lucas had a blast.  Only big meltdown was the predictable one, time to get back in the stroller.

Kudos to the oldest, Maddex who is settling into his teenage role quite nicely.  Perfectly content hanging back and letting the little ones have all the fun.  He was rewarded in the end with a new jacket that he wanted.


omg he looks so little.






We were able to lure Liam away from the rides with promises of a pony ride.


The fair ditched their old petting zoo with much more open area.  Complete with giraffe feedings.  Taking notes from Chittenango’s The Wild


I wish I was invisible when I go to these Midways.  I’m suck a target for the carnies with my billboard life physique, bright hair, and entourage following behind me.

I can only resist for so long.  “Every kid is a winner.”…He didn’t even want the prize…he just wanted to pop the balloons.



Time to relax.  Kisses all around.



Author: billshappinessproject

I was near the end of 2016 when I realized that my life was totally out of balance. I was 30 and I was working my life away. I did not have strong relationships with my wife, family, or friends. It was around this time that I came across THE HAPPINESS PROJECT by Gretchen Rubin. It was then that I decided to launch my own year long project towards personal happiness for the entire year of 2017.

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