When All Else Fails, Make a Kid Smile

filed under: Miscellaneous on August 4, 2009

Do you know what this is?

Cookie dough dipped in chocolate and covered in sprinkles.

Chocolate chip cookie dough to be exact.

We went to the fair.  And I do NOT monitor what they eat at the fair.  It is a splurge, a free day… a fun time to laugh and eat things that we will not eat for at least another year.

Parkers is white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookie dough dipped in butterscotch rolled in heath chips.

I shudder just thinking about it.

I only had one bite…

… it was amazing.
I got a fresh squeezed lemonade.  It was sunshine in a cup.  A perfect combination of sweet and tart.

Kinda like me.

Lame, I know.

I'm in 'a mood'.

My kids were is such a good mood that this happened.  They did it all on their own.  I could have died from the cuteness of it all.


And welcome to CutieMcParkerVille.  Population One.


My little dreamer.

Am I the only one who has gone to the fair this year??  Is that a midwest thing?  Please!  I must know if I am the only one who saw deep fried pickles stuffed with cream cheese. (I'm so not kidding about that either.  My hubby actually got one.)

What does your town do for summer fun?

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  • Julie in WA says:

    Again, I love the pics! Your boys are adorable. The big fair out here in Western Washington is the Puyallup Fair in September. We have gone from time to time. (Homeschoolers get free tickets from their school districs. Last year we got to the fair, and I realized I left the tickets on the fridge! Yes, we paid full price.) Everyone always gets the scones with strawberries and whipped cream. One year it was deep fried twinkies. Ick. I love chocolate chip cookie dough, but those dipped ones on a stick would be too sweet, I think!

  • stacy Ness says:

    We just had our county fair this last weekend. I was there everyday and it was a blast. My favorite thing to eat is the Oof-Dah Tacos. That is all the taco fixing on fry bread. They are wonderful. I had it for supper 3 days in a row. Now this week we will go to the next County for there Fair. Oof-Dah taco here I come.

  • he & me + 3 says:

    What fun pictures and yummy treats! Your babies are so cute! We have not been to a fair, but their have been some around and gross on that pickle thing. YUCK

  • he & me + 3 says:

    What fun pictures and yummy treats! Your babies are so cute! We have not been to a fair, but their have been some around and gross on that pickle thing. YUCK

  • Laura says:

    That lemonade sounds fabulous! The picture of the boys holding hands is darling, and the fact that they just did it out of peer happiness makes it even better! ๐Ÿ™‚ The picture of Chad and the boys is perfect too! We have already gone to like 3 town fairs, we love them, can’t get enough! ๐Ÿ™‚ I just love how excited Alexa gets running from ride to ride to ride….worth every minute of crabbiness that may come later due to the skipping of nap time! ๐Ÿ™‚ We also totally dig parades! The ice cream looks yummy. I’m not a huge fair food person, mainly because it usually makes me feel sick but we can’t pass up cheese curds. Can’t wait for the State Fair, they’re the best! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Bethany says:

    What are cheese curds?

  • Bethany says:

    What a fun day that looks to be. I love the fair. Even the yucky ride area. I’m a bit of a germ freak. We went this week to our county fair. I have a few pictures but am between computers so I haven’t posted anything yet.
    I love that picture of the boys. What a perfect moment to capture. I cannot believe how much they look alike. I’m still always trying to remember which one is which in the pictures. I never understood how people thought my sister and I looked so much alike, but now that I see pictures of your boys I get it. Wow.
    Hee, hee! Love the sweet tart comment. Perfect.

  • Tina Fisher says:

    Man oh man does that food look delious! I would travel to chisago for that had I known! We might hit the Carver Co fair on Friday. If they have those cookie dough concoctions…I’m so having one!
    What a beautiful day you guys had!

  • ElizaBeth says:

    I LOVE fairs! If we had fairs in the summer here…. I shudder to think of it! 115 degrees…. the fair would get moved the the closest ER. Fun over… We did go, in the spring, and there were some amazing quilts, wonderfully woolly sheep, yummy foods, a dozens of rides on the mid- way, but no cookies as beautiful as yours!

  • janmary says:

    Looks lots of fun!
    This year we have been to a few historical fairs – at Dunluce Castle, and in our local park as our town is celebrating 400 years this year.

  • Dea says:

    Awesome pictures, that cookie thing looks so good! Love the pictures of your little boy, hes quite the cutie! And we have a fair around here, it just hasnt happened yet!

  • Kristin says:

    We haven’t actually been to the fair, but there are several around. Each county has its own. We also have a Apple Scrapple Festival (if those cookie dough things make you shudder, you don’t want to go near scrapple, but it is oh, so good!) and we also have a Punkin’ Chunkin’ in the fall…

  • Amy Seavert says:

    I would kill for a deep fried pickle stuffed with cream cheese right now! It sounds perfectly delicious – not just because I’m pregnant either, I would eat that anytime. I love “fair food”.

  • carma says:

    Here you are with these fine summer treats and all I am thinking is that I hope there were not raw eggs in the cookie dough. I am such a buzzkill ๐Ÿ™
    Pickles stuffed with creamcheese – has potential– this from the kid who brought cream cheese and black olive sandwiches to school for lunch and was therefore subjected to endless ridicule…My mouth is watering just thinking of how yummy they are!!!

  • Laura says:

    What!?! (gasp) ๐Ÿ™‚
    It’s just deep fried batter covered cheese. So greasy and bad for you but really yummy! Although I am learning that some people from WI call chucks of plain chese (not fried) cheese curds too so I don’t know. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • BP says:

    Love the brothers picture!
    We go to the state fair in Dallas but it’s not till late Sept./early Oct.
    Have you had fried Oreos? It’s a fair type food! Our cook that went on the trip with us this summer to the children’s home made some, he has his own restaraunt and said he was going to figure out how to make them. They’re so good!

  • Tammy says:

    Your kids are so darn cute! What Fair did you go too? We go to the MN State Fair every year. It is the highlight of our summer and the kids look forward to it every August. Its a good end to their summer vacation before heading back to school. We have gone every year since Jacob was 13 months old. We head out there at about noon and stay till their little legs cant go any further. We have a blast and dont hold back on anything. Im getting fatter just talking about it im sure. The pictures of the chocolate dipped cookie dough thingies made my teeth hurt just looking at them. YUM!!! Looks like a blast. I cant wait to go.

  • Lori Nusbaum says:

    I wish I had brought my dayplanner home, I still havent entered all the emails from brunch in my contacts! I am miffed about someone on blogfrog who is pretending to be innocent, and it is not who you think!
    On a lighter note, I LOVE YOUR COOKIES! How do you keep your hand so steady?? THAT my friend is patience! lo

  • Sarah says:

    The pickle thing sounds amazing! They don’t really ‘do’ fairs down here, but I remember the fairs from back home in PA. Good times… And great photos!!!

  • Christy says:

    No fairs here, although they do have Volksfests that we go to, but it’s not the same. I miss the fair, the fair food (the ice cream looked oh so yummy!), I do think that midwest fairs are the best, but well that’s just the opinion of one midwest girl to another! LOL

  • Gardner Momma says:

    Love it, ADORABLE!! I love the fair. The fair here in Eastern WA doesn’t take place til the first part of Sept but you can bet I’ll be there!! Elephant ears – yum yum. Very cute pics. Your boys are adorable.

  • Leah says:

    Cutie McParkerville, exactly. It’s been waiting for a title ๐Ÿ™‚