puyallup, wa || wakeman’s do the puyallup
if you grew up in washington, you’ve said and heard “do the puyallup” all your life. a few years back our fair became the state fair. and while, hurray! “do the puyallup” doesn’t work when it’s not it’s name anymore. “do the washington state fair” just doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. sorry WSF.
you’ll always be the puyallup fair to us.
we look forward to the fair every year like christmas. draft horse shows and cheering for your favorite wagon. earthquake burgers, krusty pups, and seattle’s best fudge to eat with the plastic knife and cut your tongue ever dang time. aisles and aisles and aisles of steam mops, sham wows and real life informercials to take free samples from. it hasn’t lost its touch. in fact, everything is more fun when you have your own babe to show all your favorite parts to.
we went early on a wednesday morning to beat the heat. zo wasn’t quite herself but loved every minute in her own cute way. we decided to attempt the giant slide with her and jake said she was silent the entire way up the steps and the entire way down the slide. when they got to the bottom, with the most serious face she can make she told him, “let’s do it again dad.” 😉
these are the big days we love. they don’t come every week, but when we get to spend a whole day as a family, out of our own little world, soaking up all the fun we can, we take it. and it’s the best.
I always know fall is near and summer is coming to an end after the fair comes to town. and this year, i’m ready for it. I’m ready for the slow and the quiet. crafts and cuddles and cups of yummy hot treats. I’m ready for lots of reasons to get together with the ones we love and celebrate.
here’s to summer 2014, you’ve been oh so good to us!