Sometimes I wish we had lots of kids already, and at times pretty impatient waiting for more. But as I've reflected this past week/weekend for Mother's Day, I've just felt really grateful to be a mom, and to have Pearce. I feel really lucky to have her.
It was a joy this weekend to be with her and Jeremy and to watch her run around, and be excited about every animal, water stream and waterfall she saw. I cherish the little family activities we can do on the weekends.
This farm was beautiful! I can't believe such an open, country-like place existed in the city. We will definitely be back. (And it's free!!! SO I'll probably choose this over the zoo, which costs a lot more and has huge crowds. We only spent 5 cents on a dumdum lollipop for Pearce at the General Store.)
Pearce lately has been holding her leg back like this. Sometimes it results in twister-like maneuvers.
Jeremy was picking handfuls of clover and showing Pearce how to feed the horse/pony? with her hand flat.
Long gone are the days where she'll sit/stand still and look at a camera for a photo. Instead mesmerized by the stream/waterfalls below the bridge.
Aaaah! we finally got one of her looking at the camera! But can you see how peaceful and pretty this place is? It did definitely make me miss our country-living days.
We then made our way to the barns where there were sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens and horses. The baby sheep were "baaaaaaa-ing" and then the Mama (or according to Pearce the "dad") had this deep voice of "baaaaaa-ing" right back. It was back and forth and Pearce (and I) loved hearing it. I was telling Pearce that the babies want their mama so bad, and the mama wants her babies so bad, so they are talking to each other. (They were in separated pens right next to each other). And whenever she sees or hears the word "baby" - she immediately starts saying in a high-pitch cute little voice "oooooh, cute little babies" and rubbed her nose into the gate.
Waving to the big rooster on top.
Then bookin' it to the pond as soon as she saw it. Wild geese were everywhere honking.
Since it was Saturday and "Farm Fest" they had little dance performances on a stage, and Pearce loved watching the little girls dancing in costumes. She calls them ballerinas, even thought they weren't. She is big into ballerinas, and I recently figured out why when I asked her the who her favorite "Little Einstein" was, and she said "June". I didn't even know which one was June, so I finally paid attention to the show with her, and discovered June was a ballerina!
I love horses. I think they are BEAUTIFUL. And I love this deep caramel color the best. They came up really close to us, so Jeremy helped Pearce pet the horse. It actually kinda looks like she's pinching the horse in this photo though. hahahaha
We'll see ya next time Mr. Ed.