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Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.

Saturday, September 4

Great MN Get Together

Jim's trade-off for traveling this week was taking Friday off. So, after a morning of work calls (of course!), we headed to the Great MN Get Together, aka the State Fair...a first for Finn. And, man, was it cold. Two old ladies had to take it upon themselves to comment on how terrible it was that Finn didn't have socks on. Ummm...it was summer like three seconds ago and I'm sorry I don't keep extra socks in my car! Plus, as you all know, Finn is a heat pump and is never cold. So mind your own business, anyway, stupid ladies.

Other than overly nosey and rude ladies trying to ruin our experience, the fair was great. Finn LOVED it...from the car watching on the way to the fair, to the wonderful food, to all the horses and the people. I think he might have stayed all day. Unfortunately, daddy said mommy didn't need a coat and she was cold! It was 60 degrees, but man was it windy. Let's see...we had a pronto pup, pork chop on a stick, mini donuts, corn on the cob (for Finn and daddy), lemonade, cheese curds and deep fried oreos (for Finn and mommy). Oh and Finn LOVED the horse barn.
I wasn't sure he would like it, but once Jim took him out of the stroller, he wanted to be right next to them and keep looking at more. He kept saying that horses said, "moo" but horse isn't one we usually do. Better work on that! Overall, I think Finn's first experience with the fair was a good one. I'm sure next year will be far more challenging with a two year old and a baby! Maybe we'll take a year off...

2 comments:

kborn said...

horses said moo for a long time. then they said click click. now they finally say NAAAAAY or cock a doodle doo. Mostly naay, though because she likes to be silly, they cockadoodle doo.
i'm tempted to go walk the fair today...we'll see.

Stacy Thomas said...

Well, if it doesn't hurt your hips too badly...that might do it!!