Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Farm Adventure...

Last Sunday was my anniversary.  We decided to celebrate it as a family and find something cheap & that would work well for our weight loss.  (BTW...I have lost 12.8lbs total as of this week.)  We ended up going to Becker Farms.  They were supposed to be having a Raspberry Festival...at least that is what it stated on their website.  When we got to the farm there was nothing that had to do with a Raspberry Festival going on.  We hadn't been to Becker Farms in almost 2 years (the last time we went, Lily was unsteady on her feet and did a face plant.)

Any who, when we got there the kids were very excited to check out the animals. 
The animals were looking for food.  (Lily is to Jeff's left in the photo below.)
The kids had fun feeding them...
So that was fun, but as soon as we used the 4 quarters I grabbed from the car to feed the animals the kids were complaining.  They would have filled that machine with money and kept feeding the animals.  The animals would have been happy to be fed all day...goats eat like pigs.  Me not wanting to put anymore money into the machine = ungrateful kids.  Ungrateful kids = Miserable parents.

So while we were trying to explain to the kids that there were more things to do and see a chicken started chasing us.  Fabulous!

When we finally got the chicken to stop chasing, we looked up to see two horses running wild.
They came to visit their friend...

After all of that fun, Jeff & I decided we should check out the rest of the grounds.  They moved things around a bit and had started brewing their own beer since we had been there last.  While doing that the kids complained some more....they still wanted to feed the animals.   Sigh...

Then Ian decided to complain we were not doing the hay ride thingy...I explained that things like that are not free and if he wanted to pay for each person to go @$5.00 each we would all go.  He then told me no way. 

While walking to see more animals...I asked the kids to sit so I could take photos and this is what I got....
They did end up a bit happier...Lily was dancing...
Then the kids were on their way over to see the other animals...
See that red fence?  Ian in his infinite wisdom decided to tell Lily she could ride the pony in that fence.  Can you say huge meltdown?!?!  That is when I could not take anymore and decided it was time to go.  We left with kids crying, throwing a fit.  Not exactly how I had envisioned my anniversary to go. 

With that said, my husband called his parents on the way home and asked them to take the kids while we went to the movies.  Needless to say the kids were happy and so was I.  We went and saw Eclipse.  The day was salvaged.


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9 Sweet Comments:

LT said...

Oh that so sounds like many of our adventures! My daughter is often the cause of her younger brother's melt downs, drives me nuts!
Glad to hear you got your alone time at the end, thank goodness for Grandparents! I am dying to see Eclipse!
Happy Anniversary too!

Mellisa Rock said...

Sounds like your were along for a ride with us. You never really know how things are going to turn out until you get there. Glad you were able to salvage it! :) Have a great weekend.

Wendy Irene said...

very lovely family pictures! Congrats on a healthier you!

Pretty Things said...

I don't know why, but I think goats are awesome.

hiyaluv said...

your post made me laugh. i love that in the end it all worked out. :)smiles, gina

Maria said...

What an adventure!! Beautiful pics, too. I love the chicken picture!

Peach Rainbow said...

A funny trip I guess?
We would have loved to see the "lighter you" too!

Jane @ Going Jane said...

Sorry about your day! lol!! Unfortunately as a farm girl, I can tell you things almost never go as we have planned on our farm either!! Keeps us farm folks busy and working hard! :)

blueviolet said...

So glad the day ended up with a date night. That place looked like a lot of fun to visit. Lily was really smiling when she was by the goat!

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