We are very excited about fair season...cooler weather, fried foods, and seeing all of the attractions! This past weekend was the Austin County Fair Kick-off dance. We enjoyed all you can eat boiled shrimp and all you can drink beer!! Mary had a blast at the dance. She got to get on stage with the band and had fun dancing. However, she was VERY disappointed when it was time to leave and they "forgot" to play the chicken dance! She left in TEARS! How could they forget she only requested it a dozen times?! We were suprised they just didn't play it to get her to stop asking for it! Then Sunday was the first mass in our newly renovated church in Bellville. It was very nice, but lasted 2 hours. We got there 30 minutes early to make sure we had a seat, so 2 1/2 hours was pushing it with a 4 1/2 year old, 15 month old, and 6 month old!!! But we all survived. This coming weekend we will be going to the State Fair of Texas. Mary learned all about it last week at school, it will be really neat for her to see it all. I don't think she remembers her last visit there 2 years ago. And yes, we will try the "fried butter!" Report to follow, if a heart attack doesn't get us first!!!! The the following week will be the Austin County Fair! YEEEHAAAWWW!