Hudsonville Fair Fun

The Hudsonville Fair is running this week.  I grew up in Byron Center and never really went to the fair.  But once I married my husband, who is from Hudsonville, it became a yearly tradition.  My kids love it and I have to admit, so do I.  We have a routine every year.  We start in the animal barns and work our way through.  This year we saw the chickens, bunnies, goats and everything else.  I don’t think there is anything cuter than baby pygmy goats.  Sooooo cute!  We then walk over to the farm equipment and sit on all the big tires.  I take lots of pictures, always trying to get the “perfect” shot of my three boys together.  Then we work our way over to the food venders.  Obviously, my favorite part.  I love the elephant ears.  We went both Monday and Tuesday this week, and I have enjoyed three ears so far.  I’m hoping we make it out one more time yet.

But this year I get the award for mom of the year.  I not only took my three boys, but the two neighbor boys as well.  So it was me and five boys at the fair.  I know, you’re all jealous 🙂

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3 Comments on “Hudsonville Fair Fun”

  1. Jamie Zinger
    August 24, 2011 at 9:41 am #

    You have a pic of you son on a tactor and I would love to know how you took it. It has a “fogged” background.
    I have a basic KODAK esay share camera, it does have quite a few settings on it.
    Any suggestions would be helpful.
    Thanks, Jamie
    PS I really enjoy your blog 🙂

    • August 24, 2011 at 9:56 am #

      jamie, i take all my pics on a manual setting (which means i pick all the settings). the blurry background you see in most of my pics is achieved by setting my aperture as wide open as i can. aperture is the f-stop setting. the lens i use most often can go as wide open as F1.8, which is what i keep it set at almost always. the smaller the f-stop number the wider open it is. each lens has different f-stops. some of my lenses only go down to f4 or f2.8, but the lower you can get that number, the blurrier the background will be. hard to explain in a message 🙂 if you’re ever going by, call me and stop over with your camera. i can look at it and tell you how it would work 🙂

  2. Jamie Zinger
    August 24, 2011 at 9:41 am #

    Oops *tractor

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