This year's fair was extra special because Matthew entered some art and cooking projects for the first time. We had a lot of fun doing them, especially since Matthew came up with the ideas and did everything with a little supervision. From painting with food coloring gel on his marshmallow snakes to pounding dozens of nails into his rain stick. We didn't want to be stage parents! We were shocked when we got to the fair to realize that he ended up with 2 blue ribbons, a second place and a third place! We did the usual fair things, rode rides, ate cotton candy and saw the animals but this made it even more special.