Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Out and About

Last week we had two trips away from home. I feel like I'm still catching up on the laundry, but I think it was worth it. (Not that we made more laundry, just that Wednesday and Friday tend to be big laundry days on the Range and I wasn't here to do any of it.)

Last Wednesday, we met some friends for a delayed trip to the zoo. It was still cool and gray, but the rain held off until the drive home. One of the tigers was pacing.

Second Daughter has no fear of wandering off. First Daughter kept asking her, "Are you sure this is appropriate?"

Then, on Friday, we had the opportunity to visit our dear friends at Blessed Nation Ranch for a farm field trip. We saw chickens, cats, a dog, pigs, bulls, cows and a calf. Not to mention running around with all the kids. First Son especially adores their oldest son, who is so gracious and wonderful when playing with the younger kids.

First Son even milked their cow a little. He's still talking about it. (First Daughter was invited but declined.) I was chasing Second Daughter around. First Son also followed a bunch of the kids into the coop and came out with an egg. I'm so glad he'll be ready to do the collecting when our hens start laying!

Second Daughter loved the chickens. She loved all of it and would have wandered their yard all day, but it was a little chilly so we spent some time inside.

We did not make it home in time for naps. It was after 3 pm before we finished lunch, so I had to start packing up again right away to go to a family fun night at Kansas Dad's university. First Son loved the slide most of all.

Oh yeah, he looks ready for bed, don't you think?

No naps, junk for dinner, candy (cotton and otherwise) and lots of bouncers and games. It was a great night.


  1. The kids had a blast too. They can't wait to see you all again. :)

    I bet they must have slept good that night though (once the sugar wore off), lol.

  2. They did! We didn't hear a peep from the kids' room.

    I hope all of your little ones are healthy. My girls are both suffering from a cold. Luckily, it doesn't seem to be the flu which is running rampant in the area.

  3. How fun that he got to milk a cow! Chasing chickens sounds like fun, too!

  4. Our chickens chased the mailman up to the door. Poor guy, lol.


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