Josiah did it again! He made an angel food cake from scratch and I almost didn't let him enter it into the fair since I didn't think it was fluffy enough. To our utter amazement, it ended up with first place, best in class and he got the Jr. Division Cooking Championship for the second year in a row. It tasted great! Josiah also received first place on his bread, cookies, hand-tanned hide, homemade candle, quilted place mats and herbs. He made a total of $47 dollars.
Josiah also won first place on this portrait he took of Hailey and I a few years ago.
Hailey won $16 in first place ribbons. She got champion ribbons on her "Impressionist Painting" where she mixed the colors herself, and on her homemade egg noodles. She also won 1st place on her bear track paper quilt block, paper woven place mat, homemade candle, herbs and mammoth sugar melting pea pods.
Josiah was finally able to enter the Lego competition. They give you a couple hours to build something with their Legos. Josiah came up with the Black Gate complete with the "Evil Eye" from "Return of the King". He got first place and was thrilled.
I entered some pictures and got first place on all of these except the last one. I got second on the black and white with the pink tea cup. I made $32 in first place ribbons. I'm saving it for the upcoming Celtic Festival.
"Reflections at The Wall"
"Teasel and Milk Can"
Right after the fair, I decided to sign up our whole family up for a local race. I ran the 5K and Michael ran with the kids in the 1 Mile race. Josiah hated it, but Hailey said she would do it again.
Huffin' and puffin to the finish line. I was so happy I beat my time last year by 3 seconds. My time was 29:59. I was very happy to get under 30 minutes. Was shocked when I learned I received 1st place for my age group. When my step-mom called me to tell me I thought she was kidding around with me. It pays to get older I guess, LOL. Less people to compete with ;o) I had such a fun time running with my friend, Stephanie.
Michael got 3rd place in the 1 Mile race for his age class. Of course he could have done much better but I was very proud of him for running with Hailey. She loved running with her daddy and wants to do it again next year. As for me, I'm still paying for that 5k, LOL.
Hope you are all having a great summer and having fun at your local county fairs! Next big event is the La Grande Celtic Festival coming up Aug 24th and 25th. We can't wait to don our tartan!