I'd already planned a lesson plan on farm animals for last week before we'd jumped on board for the 30 days challenge and had planned on incorporating our cricket's first trip to the fair with my lesson. I budgeted the cost for our lunch and entry cost once we'd started the challenge and thankfully I'm so opposed to spending right now we came out with almost half of our cash still in hand which went directly into the bowl for giving away.
We had so much fun in the livestock area with our friends the Wises and shared a few nibbles with the sheep. Little miss cricket was in such awe of those guys! We talked just the day before how sheep sometimes have a coat on and sometimes their shaved and their coats are used for certain things like clothes or blankets for people...Little miss was impressed they had their clothes on. She also was SOOOOO very happy to see her Ben and Jerry cows there and kept trying to run up to them to say hi, only these cows were MUCH bigger than our friends at Grans and Pops. The pigs were a big hit too, especially the momma pig with all her MANY babies fighting for a bite to eat. Our little farm lesson came to life from paper to the real thing and it was awesome to see her grasp it all.
My dream of deep fried artichokes and calamari treats was only a dream as we stuck with a sandwich each and a drink, oh and a way yummy pretzel! We'd had plans of eating and eating and eating our way through and when it came down to it...well it just didn't happen. But fun was most definitely had in so many ways and for the first time in many fair years we came home hungry and having no regrets of overdoing it on fried food and copious amounts of cotton candy...it felt pretty darn good!
My meal plan (dinners only) for the week is as follows:
We enjoyed the Fish Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Crema with my uncle on Sunday and tonight we wished we had more of that Barbecued Chicken Pizza. I've made that once before and it was a huge hit and it is OH SO EASY! We're looking forward to more family coming into town all week and while I'd love to take them all out to some of our favorite restaurants in town but we're going to enjoy a meal around our family table and enjoy each other's company in our own space and maybe just enjoy a walk or two on the beach after. Hopefully none of our meals will involve one of these guys below....I LOVED seeing these fruits and vegetables turned into something other than meals. :)