Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spring has sprung (at least a little while)

When I first had Moira I had mentioned on the message board I frequent how lonely I was feeling. Another poster who lived in the same town as I suggested I attend a Mommy & baby exercise class at the local gym. I needed a reason to get out, so almost immediately after finding out about the class, I called up and enrolled.
Driving up to the gym that first day, I suddenly felt like I was getting ready for the first day of school. I remember thinking how ridiculous it was for me to be nervous. They were moms & babies- why should I be worried about it?
I lugged Mo into the room in her infant car seat, and saw a bunch of smiling faces, and I was able to exhale. Within that first five minutes, I listened to stories from other moms who had little ones like me, some about Mo's age, some a little older. Included in the group were Erinn and Josie. Each had daughters a little older than Mo, and were quick to include me in their conversation as their babies, and mine for that matter, gooed away on the mat as we did squats and lunges.
Those months since that first class, Erinn and Josie and their girls Lorelai and Kate, have been the first of Moira's girlfriends.
This past Wednesday we had our first springtime play date. Erinn had suggested we visit a farm that is an educational facility open to the public that preserves and interprets farming life and processes from the era of 1890-1910.
The Howell Living History Farm Of course, we chose this place to help facilitate to our toddlers the educational impact of farm life during the end of the 19th century. We really want our daughters to be educationally stimulated.

Just kidding.
We went because it's free and they have lots of farm animals.
The girls loved watching the animals. This is one of the 3 day old lambs.
Here is the mama lamb and her babies. Moira had fun running around. Mo also decided to eat dirt. Yup, a big old handful of dirt. Yummy, right?

I also thought it kind of looked like chocolate.
Eating the dirt was our sign that the day at the farm was over. She slept awesome in the car though. I thoroughly recommend a trip to the farm. However, just be careful when you go. It is a living farm. Erinn made the mistake of asking where the pigs were that she had seen in the fall. Our guide informed us they were now bacon and ham. Needless to say, I'm happy we didn't choose butcher day as our day to visit!

1 comment:

  1. That looks like a blast. I will have to see if we have any farms like that here in AZ.


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