Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wacky Stuff at the County Fair

Elvis Day

It happened to be Elvis Day.

Flying Elephants

Clover and I rode another flying elephant, I guess that kinda makes it our thing now.

Annual photobooth family portraits :)

Elvis Sighting at the Spaghetti Palace
I had an Elvis sighting at the Spaghetti Palace!

Giant Chicken

Huge chicken alert!

Met up with the gang for a little Destruction Derby action. Between each round Clover kept saying: "Momma, I just can't wait till they start bumpin' iiinnto eachother!"

Destruction Derby

Vintage 70's moccs found at last month's flea market for 5 bucks :D

Gnome Child

Nightime carnival sights.

Big Lady?

Flying elephants, Elvis sightings, chickens of unusual size, and voluntary car crashes aside, the old timey photo booth is where the real wackiness went down…

Wild Wild West Old Timey Photo Booth
… resulting in a crowd of cheering onlookers and this awesome piece of work featuring my husband in drag and my two year old (up way past her bed time) dressed like a miniature harlot with a whiskey bottle in one hand, brandishing a pistol at the camera with the other, and somehow managing to look way more badass than the rest of us. Are we officially bad parents now?

Little Lady
Ah, the face of innocence lost ;)


Runic Rhyme said...

Great post -- it IS Fair time isn't it?? I almost forgot. Weeeeee! Your daughter is such a beautiful little elf, and you as always look gorgeous :]

sally said... that old timey pic is CLASSIC! wow. tooooo much! god i love the county fair! :)

a cat of impossible colour said...

My god, that is one enormous chicken.

Milla said...

You guys are the best parents ever! I wish you were my parents. Or that my parents were even remotely cool. The annual family portraits are adorbs.

But giant chicken wtf?!?!!? I mean wtf?!?!?!?

Alexa said...

What great photos, and what a cool time you guys had!! Love you and Elvis. And a dress-up photobooth is my DREAM. I'm thinking of setting an impromptu one up in my house.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great time! That pic of Clover at the end is adorable!! : )

bellisimama said...

you are the best mom ever!!!

Ashlee said...

the old-timey photo is in a word: AMAZING.

Zohar said...

Looks like you had such a great day! :) I love your photobooth pictures and oh my! that chicken is kind of scary....

minnja said...

oh this is a fabulous post.


Indie.Tea said...

How adorable! The pictures are so cute!
You know, I heard from a friend that they're having the CA state fair now too.

Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

These pics are wonderful. Everything about your day seems so lovely. The Old Timey pic is classic, and you're right that Clover steals the scene.

Tera said...

OMG! I love your outfit, the outing and all you did, what a spectacularly AWESOME place and OMG! I so loved that giant chicken and derby and photobooth pics!! Truly enjoyed this post ever so :>

Justice Pirate said...

derbies always seem to be so extremely fun!!! I wish to see one. haha. I love your outfit and those photobooth shots are beautiful too! what a fun time!!
The last picture made me laugh!!!

flaming hag folkwear said...

Too many cool things in this post, don't know where to start!
Holy crap, that's a big chicken.
I heart your moccs.
Super sweet photo booth family portrait.
And best ever use of old timey photo stand. Ever.
Phew, thanks for sharing all that with us!

P.S. thanks for sharing story about flower children, too!

moonshinejunkyard said...

DUDE clover is BADASS! i love it so much, she's channeling some serious Julie Christie as Mrs. Miller right there. awesome. your family rules.

and i LOVE the overall wacky theme of your post and how it kinda keeps getting crazier and crazier (okay except the mocs which are just sheer lovely and same with the photo booth pics). but the destruction derby, wow, it's kind of funny and tripping me out to think of your peaceful little fam getting your socks knocked off by crashing cars! hilarious and wonderful is this crazy carnival world!

Chloƫ said...

that last picture of clover is classic cool. looks like way too much fun, ya'll are amazing parents and a totally adorable family!

Amy from Forever Curiouser said...

fantastic photos and crikey that chicken was huaage and love the photoboot pictures! x

Lisa said...

great pictures, love the last couple of ones, clover and you look fab!

Andrea said...

Great costume in the black and white photo :) Very wild west.

Teenysparkles said...

Hey Missa! Kudos on Drew Barrymore's style..I absolutely agree. Love your fair posts as always.

Razzle Dazzle Cosmic Flower said...

Oh my goodness what a humungus chicken!! Sorry my dear Missa I havn't commented in so long. I dig your brades you wore to this wonderful event! Looks lovely on ya. Geez woman you've got me drooling for that dress on your previous post! Tee hee! I'm so ever sorry I wansn't there to comment.

peace and love! - Ginela