Today my family and I went to the Iowa State Fair. It is usually super hot but today was a nice day to go. We go to the fair every year. The Iowa State Fair has been here since 1886 so it is 125 years old.
The first thing we saw were the chickens and ducks that people grow to show at the fair. This chicken had the CRAZIEST look I have ever seen! My Dad even thought one of the chickens sounded like a barking dog. It was funny.
In Pioneer Hall you can find all kinds of old things.....like old Star Wars toys, tanks, airplanes, and lots of other stuff people use to play with and have in their house. I found this old phone. I have never seen a phone like this so Mom and Dad told me about it. I wonder if my Grandpa and Grandma still have theirs somewhere.
I built a SUPER fast race car and raced it down the track. In this picture, my car is crashing. It was so much fun!
In the Knapp Education Center, there were all kinds of baby animals being born today. We saw baby calves, lambs, piglets, sheep, goats, ducks, and chickens. I was so surprised when we saw these babies. My sister first thought they were baby porcupines. Can you guess what they are?
They are actually baby ostriches! We thought they were so cute.
The Iowa State Fair is famous for their Butter Cow.
I wonder how many people will sign the Butter Cow's birthday card?
Every year they create a special butter sculpture. Last year they had Dr. Seuss butter sculptures. This year they made a copy of the very first Butter Cow sculpture that was at the Iowa State Fair in 1911. My Mom loved the butterfly that was on the girls finger.
Next up was the Giant Slide. This has been at the Iowa State Fair for a long time.
And then he showed me how to milk the cow. I can't wait to tell Grandpa what I got to do.
There were ceramic cows decorated all over the fairgrounds to celebrate the Butter Cow's 100th birthday.
So, as you can see the fair was awesome. It will be here for 8 more days so I might get to go back again this week.
Tomorrow I start first grade at Van Meter School. I went for open house last week and brought all of my school supplies. They are in my desk and locker, so I am ready to go.
I hope you are too!
(p.s. Just wait.....Next time you read my blog it will have a NEW title. It is a surprise. :)