The Big E

The whole POINT of going to the Eastern States Exposition (known as The Big E) was so I could get a picture of E standing next a sign that said “The Big E”. And although I took 114 pictures of various others things and people somehow I did not take that picture, despite spending 6 hours and a good portion of my sanity wandering around looking at cows and fried things and Fair People.

Fair People makes me think of Bill Engvall’s stand up bit about the fair. Which is why I took this picture:

Sorry, that’s probably only funny to E and me. We’re dorks. And maybe rednecks.

Even though I didn’t get a picture of E next to the sign, I did get a ton of other pictures. There was food…

That's the face of a child getting a major brain freeze from my strawberry-lemonade slurpie.

And animals…

That's one of the Budweiser Clydesdales getting a foot rub.

All that WOOL! I could knit so much stuff! And Baby Evan liked petting them too.

And plenty of things to buy and touch and look at…

That unicorn in the upper left is part of the Massachusetts building. Apparently they have unicorns there. Or maybe they USED to have unicorns, until the pilgrims ate them all at the first Thanksgiving and everyone got gay married. I was never very good at history.

That was some sort of crazy skateboarding themed fun house on the midway. I just like the picture because Baby Evan's wearing his rock'n'roll shirt.

Not pictured: Framed poster of the Jersey Shore cast dude in a tank top was carrying around. I guess that’s what counts as a “prize” from the ring toss game these days. Hand on my heart, that’s 10000% true.

It was a very fun, very busy, very long day. We planned to stay until about 1:30 and ended up hanging around until 4 to meet some friends. My feet were SCREAMING and my horrible pelvic pain threw my left hip out of joint. I ended up half limping, half waddling, clinging to the stroller and breathing like I just finished a marathon. It was dead sexy. And despite my huge pregnant belly, the people who had claimed the very few benches showed absolutely no interest in letting me sit down for even a minute.

So I took a little rest in the grass. At least SOMEONE got a seat.

And just so you know, I TOTALLY resisted having this done:

But it was really really hard.

Maybe I’m a little more redneck than I thought.

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16 Responses to “The Big E”

  1. The only thing that could have possibly made that belly painting better is if they could have air brushed it onto a t-shirt for you.

  2. TMae says:

    Look at that cream puff….(your boots are super cute too.)

  3. Amanda says:

    So much fun! I love going and looking at all the animals! Did E take baby Evan down the giant slide?! That was Maddie’s favorite when we took her two years ago!

  4. E says:

    “They call me ‘Give-It-Away-Bob, ’cause I’m just givin’ ’em away.”
    “Well put it in the truck Bob……..don’t even bother drainin’ it”

    Spa’s: #1 Fair Impulse Buy – 20 years running.

  5. jill says:

    i have no idea what your referencing in that top picture but i can tell you that last week when we went to the fair i felt like we were the only normal people there. like, where in the world do all these people come from?! and why are they all gathered in one place!?!
    also. baby e getting a brain freeze is pretty adorable! and cuuuuuute outfit! love those boots too! :)

  6. raincheckmom says:

    Baby E’s hair is getting redder! Love the picture with the sheep!

  7. Cole says:

    That looks like SO much fun that Mommy just google mapped it and is seriously considering taking the 3 hour trip… Also? I have that rock and roll shirt, too!

    Mommy remembers people on the subway not giving up their seats, but if you are into Broadway and go stand on the TKTS line, they usher you to the front right away – like, they won’t take no for an answer. If you are pregnant, you are not waiting. Period.

  8. YUM. i am drooling over that cream puff!

  9. The Big E is honestly the strangest, happiest place on Earth. I am so, so jealous you live close enough to go every year. And of course those people wouldn’t give up their seats. Have you tried eating the fully loaded potato while standing?

    • bebehblog says:

      I am BAFFLED by the potatoes. The line for the special Maine baked potatoes was more than an hour long. It didn’t even have anything fancy on it – I mean, yeah, bacon is delicious but a potato is a potato.

  10. Alison says:

    I love the picture of you and your little boy! And that adorable outfit he has on, that my youngest son also owns :) My husband and I went to our local fair once. We’ve been too afraid to return. Fairs definitely bring out the crazies.

  11. Evan’s outfit is adorable, as is his red hair, and you should have gotten your belly done. It would have been really classy. Really ;)

    PS: I love seeing your random pictures with Ohio State stuff :)

  12. FourInchHeels says:

    I’m certainly thankful that they said it’s a baby in the belly …. because otherwise how would we know the cause of the bump!

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