We have been going to the Alameda County Fair for 5 years now. It is a summer tradition and Ava talks about it all year asking when it is, much like Christmas and her birthday. That is how high it ranks. This year, she told us she was going to ride the sheep (a kids version of a bucking bronco or bull). They actually gear the kids up and put them on top of a live sheep, let it out of the cage and they run across the arena with the kid (6 and under) holding on. Most kids fall off within 2-3 seconds and eat dirt, but a few last longer. Ava has been saying all year she was going to do it this year (her mom's genes). She signed up, got geared up and was next in line. But she chickened out (her dad's genes). Oh well, we had a fun time imagining her doing it and had fun the rest of the day at the Fair anyway!
This is a photo when we thought she was going to go through with it.
Arlo waiting to see his sister on the sheep!
Next in line!
Arlo and Dad watching Ava go down the big slide. Two cutest boys on the planet.