She's carried that ribbon around all day today, occasionally saying things like, "Momma, if we're outside and the postman comes, I can show him my ribbon!" or "Let's glue my ribbon to some cardboard and hang it on the wall." When little kids are proud of awesome stuff they've done, it's the best.
...but we also hung out for quite a while in the 4H building. The kiddos in 4H do this glamour-shot kind of thing in which they pose in all their different guises for this series of studio photos--one kid will pose in his football uniform, then in another shot with all his fair ribbons, then with his rabbit, then with his violin, etc. It was pretty awesome.
...the carnie advised me to put Sydney not in the first seat, which was what I was lifting her into, but the second, because in the first seat, "I betcha she'll fall out." Seriously, how awesome can the county fair get? (Pretend not to notice how you can totally see that Sydney's armband is safety-pinned on, because Matt and I cut one armband in half to put on both girls. Have I ever mentioned to you that we're poor?)
Whew! And tomorrow, BIG JUMP-HOUSE BIRTHDAY PARTY!!!! I'm so excited, here's a county fair self-portrait: