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July 15, 2009

orange county fair

Filed under: family, friends, me — Jana @ 12:23 pm


We took these photos in one of those booths I love, at the fair .  I look weird and almost exactly the same in the first 3.  Plus I look super white next to my husband, who looks like a different ethnicity.  I was trying to get Moseley (who is baffled… and pooing I think) to look at the camera (hence the no change in my pictures).  However I would like to direct your attention to how beautiful my little Carmie is.  Dang, she is soooo cute!

I love these goofy pictures because they happen so fast, you really never know what to expect from them.  Plus there is a certain quality to film that can’t really be duplicated digitally.

We had a great time at the fair.  We got to eat tons of sweets, and deep fried goodies (which to be honest, is 90% of the reason I go anywhere… it’s the food).

The kids went on tons of rides, played games, looked at baby farm animals, and got all sugared up.  We saw some pigs that were 2 days old an just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.  Luckily, the mom was there to remind us what that adorable piglet would one day turn into.

We decided to spoil the heck out of the kids and give them pretty much whatever they wanted (some of that was forced on me… but we will revisit that topic later in this post).

We watched a hypnotist show… which was funny.  It reminded me of one of the first times I met my husband.  Long before we were dating.  Apparently I gave him “the best hug he’s ever gotten”… I must give good hugs:).  Me and a group of girlfriends went to a UVSC dance where they were having a hypnotist show.  Of course we all got picked to go up on stage… So one of the first memories my husband has of me is acting like a total weirdo in front of all our closest friends, and hundreds of other people.

Ok so here is the 411 on Hypnotist shows.  You go up there, he “hypnotizes” you, and then starts to tell you to do the crazy crap we all know and love.  Some of you may be wondering if it is fake or not.  Well the jury is still out on that… It is fake, in that you know exactly what is happening to you and could stop at any moment if you wanted to.  The reason people don’t stop is because they know if they do, they will get sent off the stage, and will miss a perfect opportunity to perform on stage and act crazy… with no social repercussions.  “What? I was hypnotized”.  The reason I’m not sure if hypnotism is real or not, is because some of the stuff I myself was doing is not the kind of thing that I would normally do.  I am not the type of person who likes to be in the spotlight.  And Never would I do that embarrassing stuff (dancing like n’sync, or having my tongue stuck out of my mouth for a few minutes) in front of the UVSC meat market crowd, yet, that night it didn’t seem like that big of a deal.  Maybe hypnotism is just like having a few drinks to take away your inhibitions… without the booze.  So, that is they only reason I think I may have been hypnotized.  Plus, my friend Kat was doing some crazy crap, that I have no idea how she did it.  She was yelling at the guy in “Chinese” for like 5 minutes, then he grabbed her up in his arms, “put her to sleep” and was flopping her around like a rag doll… I don’t know.  Not really typical behavior of us.  But I do remember thinking the whole time “Man, we are totally getting away with not being hypnotized”, until I realized that was what everyone was doing too.  So there you go,  my theory on hypnosis. Anyway back to our regularly scheduled program…

Daddy and Carmen won the super slide race.


I was trying to get Carmen to smile while waiting in line for the bumper cars…


Nice, umm… let’s try that again…


Yep… impossible.  This fake one was the best I could get out of her… Oh well still funny.


They HAD to ride the ponies… it was one of the biggest deals of the day.  Carmen got to ride Shorty (whatta shawty?) AGAIN this year… Need proof?  I’m sure you do.  I wrote about it in last years post.


She was really giggin out about riding the ponies.



So at aroung 10 pm we were all getting tired, but Lauren still had 22 tickets left.  She decided to let Kaia try to win a goldfish… which she did.  Then obviously Carmen wanted a gold fish.  I very plainly said NO, because I knew I would be the one to take care of the dumb thing… and then it would not be, because I can hardly ever remember to water my plants.  Then it would die, and I would have the guilt of killing a living thing on my conscience.  But nooooo.  “Aunty Lauren” has to give my kids whatever they want (or what she thinks they would want i.e. Moseley+cotton candy) So of course she went ahead and got Carmen a goldfish too.  I tried to convince Carmen to give it to Kody but then she looks at me with puppy dog eyes and says “I don’t wanna give it to Kody”.  Then in the parking lot I tried to convince her to “leave it at the fair, so it can have fun” and then she said “No… if we leave it here, it might die”.  So there we were, back to the guilt thing again.  Sooooo, yep… here we are.  The proud owners of a fish.We had to go get fish food anyway, so we got the goldfish a little friend while we were there.  Carmen named them “Leaver and Fatty”.  100_0001

The name “Fatty” is self explanatory with the size of the small one’s belly,  and “Leaver”?… Who knows where she got that one?

100_0002All I know is, if Fatty turns out to be Preggy… and we end up with like 50 of those things in there… I am going to take her up to Huntington beach and “Leave ‘er” (and all the spawn) in Lauren’s bath tub…

*Update* Yeah… Those fish are already dead.  We tried, but it just wasn’t meant to be.



  1. I love Moseley’s face in the 3rd photo booth shot! ha ha

    Comment by Reese — July 15, 2009 @ 1:30 pm

  2. hahahahaha. baby fishies in lauren’s tub… that would be awesome pay back.

    Comment by Tami — July 15, 2009 @ 1:50 pm

  3. What great photos!! I am so ready for the reunion! Missing you guys so much!

    Comment by Mama Q — July 15, 2009 @ 10:45 pm

  4. I love all of those pictures of your adorable family. That makes me want to take our family to a photo booth sometime. I can’t believe how big Carmen is getting. It seems like it wasn’t that long ago and she was perched on top of Morgan’s shoulder. Now he is doing that with Claire and she loves it too. Can’t wait to see you all at the reunion.

    Comment by Bethany — July 16, 2009 @ 6:20 am

  5. yeah those booth photos of moseley had me CRACKIN UP. you need to get the 3rd or 4th one enlarged.

    Comment by Carly — July 16, 2009 @ 9:45 am

  6. LOVE the photo booths too! Not the new color ones. The old school b&w ones. So cute!

    Comment by Linds — July 16, 2009 @ 3:45 pm

  7. Best names ever

    Comment by melinda — July 16, 2009 @ 8:17 pm

  8. So adorable!
    Ya know, we had a goldfish when Nate was three. He loved that thing! Then one day the fish bowl was empty. We thought maybe the cat ate it, until Nate guiltily retrieved the fish from his pocket…”He was all ‘alonely’ in the bowl. I took him for a wak”

    Comment by Aunty Ang — July 16, 2009 @ 9:30 pm

  9. im just catching up on your blog you bloggin machine you. oh and cotton candy wasnt the only thing i feed that baby.. remember i also gave him cherry on top. that boy mowed down a taster cup on his own! oh what… did i forget to tell you that… and ours is dead too… fish n my bathtub.. i can handle it, they would be right at home like they are in the ocean or something with the 10 pounds of sand that currently reside there..

    Comment by lauren — July 22, 2009 @ 3:49 pm

  10. Awesome to see that you got to hit the fair! Good fun and great pictures. I love Carmen’s fake smile. Too flippin cute. And of course, the kiss.

    Comment by mom — August 6, 2009 @ 8:06 pm

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