This past weekend was the little guy's birthday as you've notice (and most likely already know since this is only read by like 5 family members) and we had some family in town (again, most of you were here). I think we will always have a nice time around his birthday because the NC State fair will be in full swing with all the fried foods and fair fare (he, he) that goes along with it.
We made a trip Saturday morning with 5 adults and 5 children so that was a nice ratio. We met a 100' Smokey Bear who talked to the kids, FOR REAL, then looked at some NC Forest Service fire fighting aircraft on display, then found some lunch, and plodded along with the herd for a while.
Then we found the fried food booth with this year's new delicacy; the Twinx. I don't know who dreamt this up but it probably came from a random food generator. BTW, if that's not a thing, it should be. Anyway, the Twinx is a Twix bar stuffed inside a Twinkie, wrapped in bacon, dipped in funnel cake batter, deep fried, and then covered in powdered sugar. I'm five pounds heavier for just writing that. Emily shared it with our sister-in-law and said it was amazing.
So after the "light" desert we hit the rides. The boy likes them so I took him on the Ferris Wheel just like last year and he loved it.