Field Trip

I really wish Chloe could do this post!  I went on a field trip with her today, and she had a blast!  And I’m sure she’d go on and on about the fun she had!

The bads:  It was NOT sunny and 74 degrees like the weatherman said it would be.  It was COLD.  It was MUDDY.  There was SO MUCH traffic and TOO MANY people.  We were on the bus FOREVER!  And the bus was so rough and bouncy, I think we probably all got some teeth rattled loose!

The goods:  Well, let me show you the good . . .

Chloe got to pet some baby cows!  They were shorter than she was!


She got to milk a not-so-baby cow.  Someone said that it felt like a finger!  The squirting milk was pretty entertaining.


The goats and sheep were friendly and patient!


Even when Chloe tried to poke his eyes.


(It is probably not ideal for a child to alternately pet a farm animal and put her fingers in her mouth . . . )


Chloe LOVED this tiny black goat.  But she got excited a couple of times and choked its tiny little neck.  (Perhaps she has overheard us talking about Romulus and Remus!)


Wow!  Looks like Chloe even worked up a smile in the photo below!  She has such a love for animals.  She loves to love them!  It’s precious!


Oh, and the chickens were her favorite!


. . . except for this one who stuck his beak nearly on Chloe’s nose and made a menacing sound!


But then this nice red hen came along.  “Hold!” Chloe said.


So she reached out and grabbed her!


And she caught it, and she held it!  And the little red hen let her do it!


“Well, look-y here, Ma, I caught myself a chicken!”


And she gave that chicken some good love!


I think the little red hen was happy right there in Chloe’s arms!


A little traffic, a little mud, a little cold, a little crowd . . .  can’t stop the joy of being with farm animals!  We moo‘d and baa‘d and hee-haw‘d like crazy!  We even saw a bison and a zebra!  And a pig in the mud.  And we each got to bring home a pumpkin.

What a great day! and what great memories!


8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Tammie on October 28, 2009 at 5:15 PM

    Love, love, love that Miss Chloe had so much fun! I never thought a red hen could appreciate such great hugs! Tell her Dylan & I love the pictures.


  2. Posted by Sandra Heaslet on October 28, 2009 at 7:08 PM

    Love these! Chloe is so brave to reach out and grab that hen. I would totally be scared of it! Glad you had a mostly great day.


  3. Posted by Lois Johnson on October 28, 2009 at 9:38 PM

    I love the chicken pictures! Sweet little red hen!


  4. Posted by Jamie on October 29, 2009 at 9:54 AM

    Aww Chloe and that little red hen. SWEET!


  5. Posted by Renee' Wolfe on October 29, 2009 at 11:11 AM

    I’m so glad you both had a great time! My kids went to a “farm” down in Grand Prairie when they were in K. Loads of fun! I can’t wait to some day meet your kids and visit with you again!


    • I’ll bet it’s the same one. Green Meadows or something like that. I hear they do a great Nov show with teepees and people in costumes for Native Americans and that they do a great show on African culture, too, complete with straw huts and village people! And then they do a drive-thru Christmas deal that looks great! But it was a long drive out there!


  6. Posted by Tia Sheldon on October 29, 2009 at 9:04 PM

    Sweet, sweet, sweet. Kelly you add so much with your captions, it makes us feel like we are there too. Animals and kids are my two favorite things in pictures.


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