Every day Robert tries to fly. It started on the couch. He added props. A cape to a blanket, to a hat, to a stick, to a special shirt. Each new location needs to be tried out with each new prop. You never know when one will work. He has attempted to fly off of every bed, couch, and chair. When the flying moved to the kitchen, I had to set some guidelines that were not appreciated. I've been told I prevented man from flight. He took a few days off to come up with a plan AND today I yelled my first "NO". I have been labeled the unfair meanie pants mommy. In his defense he was only going to leap off the top basement stair with a comforter tied around his waist. I can't see how that could go wrong.
The Fair has released the play list for the Giant Sing Along. This is a favorite stop for the family. Once again my unique song suggestion did not make the list, Star Wars: The Saga Begins by Weird Al Yankovic. On the plus side, Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond and Don't Stop Believing by Journey are back to back. I have a feeling I will know where my family will be during that time.
You can check out the play list here: http://www.mnstatefair.org/interactive/singalong/
Each year you can find a variety of items at the fair for $1 or less. Not a lot of items, but enough to make a trip to the fair a little less expensive. Below is the fairs list of Buck or Less items, along with a few comments from me.
Caramel Apples, Cotton Candy, Sno Kones (This $1 snokone may be small, but it is the perfect size for a warm day and a fun fair treat.)
· sno kone
Dairy Goodness Bar (My kids love to stop by here and pick up some cheese or a yogurt. We save our milk purchase for the all you can drink spot)
· 8 oz milk (chocolate or white)
· 1 oz. cheese stick (cheddar, mozzarella, smoked mozzarella, pepper jack)
· 6 oz. yogurt
· 4 oz. Greek yogurt
Daryl's Dog House (I’ve never been here. Chips at the fair, just aren’t my thing.)
· Bags of chips
Frontier Bar (Another deal I have not tried yet. This year it’s on our list.)
· Frontier Dog
· 24 oz. popcorn
· cup of salted in shell peanuts
ICandy Sugar Shoppe (If you have little kids this might be fun. We prefer the fudge on a stick blue ribbon book coupon)
· candy necklaces
Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice (I honestly have no idea what this deal is for. I’m going to try and find out this year. If you’ve been here, please leave a comment and let me know what you think)
· Quick Cooking Wild Rice
Rutana's Hot Apple Dumplings (My husband gets free coffee with his breakfast burrito purchase in the morning. Unless it’s an unusually cold day, there is no need for our family to stop here for coffee.)
Ultimate Confections (This is my favorite place on the list. I recommend a stop here for everyone. I think these are the most perfect sized, best deal, sweet treat at the fair.)
· Dipped pretzels, marshmallows, licorice, s’mores, cow pops
I'm not naming names... I'm just saying someone in my house over the age of 21, put green food die in their beer and chased it with Irish cream, several times. Then that person threw up in the fire and passed out. All of this was before 9 pm.