Earlier this month, when Levi was one month and two days old, he went on his first out-of-state road trip to the Iowa State Fair. Jordan, his mom, his uncle and I planned in advance so that Levi was fed before we left, once while we were there, and again at a rest stop on the way home. We even attempted — and succeeded! — in changing his diaper in the back of our SUV (after we parked — don’t worry!).
Although Levi won’t remember anything from his day in Des Moines, we adults won’t soon forget the butter cow, itty bitty baby farm animals and pushing Levi around in his stroller. Baby guy proved to be a good sport the entire time, allowing us to fulfill the true purpose of our excursion — indulging in foods on-a-stick.
Pork chop on-a-stick
Cajun chicken on-a-stick
Deep fried Snickers on-a-stick (my fave!)
Fried pineapple on-a-stick
Fried butter on-a-stick
Not everything we tasted came on a stick. We also enjoyed Saratoga chips and red velvet funnel cake, which tasted like regular funnel cake with red food coloring. Despite our initial assumption that we’d spend 2 hours or so walking around the fair, we lasted almost four-and-a-half under the blazing summer sun. Levi had it easy, enjoying relief from the heat thanks to his Babba car seat cover. Meanwhile, the rest of us, bellies full of fried yumminess, were covered in dust and sweat!
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