Monday, November 11, 2013

A Day at the Farm.

Boy #3 had his first field trip of his Kindergarten career last Thursday to a local petting zoo. J took the day off and we brought Angel-baby to experience the animals and met up with the school at Old Mcdonalds Farm. We were running late but lucky for us their buses were running later so we still made it there before the kids. There were pens with goats, sheep, ducks, pigs and chickens. We saw a donkey, a cow, a rabbit and a couple of llamas. We even ran into a handful of deer. The farm also offers pony and train rides.

The kids ate their lunches at the covered picnic tables, played on the large playground and got to pick a pumpkin before returning to school. The weather was perfect! The rain finally moved out and a cool front came in so it really felt like autumn. Boy #3 had a great time feeding and petting everything he saw. The goats really do eat everything, including his bag of feed right out of his hands! The deers were not the least bit timid and came right up and ate out of my hand and ran off with the brown bag of food. Angel-baby wasn't so sure about the petting part but she went right up to all the pens. The flock of birds that kept soaring over our heads kind of freaked her out but she really enjoyed running around and taking everything else in. She ran and ran and ran! I think she made it 5 minutes in the car before she fell asleep and slept the whole way home. I remember doing this same trip when Boy #2 was in Kindergarten 3 years ago. Hard to believe that it's already Boy #3 turn. It was a fun day and I'm glad we got to share it with him. He now wants everyday to be a field trip day! I think this was his one and only for the year. 

Here are some pics from the farm.

Not so sure about the birds.

When I asked her if she was ready to go night-night? Her response: "Na-Na. Nie-Nie" For those of you who don't speak baby, I'll translate. "No-no. Night-Night!"  Yup, she told me! Love her!

Then this happened. Worn out from all the fun.

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