Monday, October 22, 2012

Farm Tour!

This weekend we participated in New Leaf's yearly farm tour. I was so excited, I had been looking forward to this for a couple of weeks, and it was so fun!
This year we headed to Monticello and visited four different farms. The weather was cool and sunny making for a perfect day to be outdoors. We drove to Golden Acres Ranch first where we took a hay ride, met lots of chickens, sheep and goats and the Little One even got to ride on the horse tire swing. Our Little One was so excited about those chickens! She would touch one and get so excited, it was pretty cute.

Hay ride

Meeting the chicken!

After the ranch we made our way to Green Meadows farm There we saw a really neat greenhouse, vegetable gardens and lots of blueberry bushes.
Our next stop was the Monticello Vineyard and Winery . We set up our picnic blanket and ate lunch on the grounds and took a tour. It is such a beautiful piece of land.

Our last stop of the day was Caney Branch Farm. I think this may have been my favorite, there were turkeys, ducks, chickens, geese, horses, cows, sheep and bees! The Little One LOVED the turkeys and every time they gobbled she would get so tickled. They make their own honey from the bees and yarn from the wool, it was just a neat place.

Here the Little One is signing 'more'...she wanted more gobbling!
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Friday, October 5, 2012

Oh nap time

Friends, this Mommy thing is hard! The Little One was woken up from her nap only 5 minutes in and refused to go back to sleep. There was lots of screaming, crying, rocking and bouncing but there was no going back to sleep. It reminded me of these early weeks where there was lots of crying for no apparent reason and nothing seemed to help. Though we have made it to sleeping through the night, eating solids and becoming mobile we now have new challenges. I am praying that I remember that though I am her mom, the Little One really belongs to her Heavenly Father and we Daddy and are blessed with the opportunity to raise her. She really is a blessing to us and has brought so much joy and laughter into our home.

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