Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
We have been wanting to go to Davis Farmland all summer, but our hectic schedule and some incredibly hot weather caused us to hold off until the other day. We took Mairead last year, but this was a first for the boys, and our first really big adventure with all three. They LOVED it. There were animals, a playground, a splash pad, dirt, sand, and things to climb on. The kids behaved so well and we all had a lot of fun.
It is a little pricey for families, but it is a fantastic set-up and kids of all ages were having a great time. Definitely a place you could spend a whole day and have a great time. We highly recommend it.
When we first arrived, the kids saw the toddler play area, and they were thrilled with just that. I kept trying to get Mairead to change directions and go see the animals, but she just wanted to play.
At one point, she spotted some goats and then kept yelling, "Animals! Animals!" Like, Hey, Mom, why didn't you tell me there were animals here?
The place is so kid-friendly and they encourage you to go into the pens and touch or pick up the animals, especially the baby goats who are incredibly cute. This is Mairead with the mom goat.
Ben was trying to snuggle up to this little guy. The kids were not afraid of the animals at all!
The turtle was one of Mairead's favorites. She even got to pet a snake and a lizard.
We did head over to the playground part for a while so the kids could climb and run around with some other kids. The boys are getting so brave and adventurous on playground equipment. TOO brave and adventurous!
Both boys are getting really good at walking up stairs, and Jack even taught himself to climb down a few steps all by himself. Our PT, Ashley, would be so proud!
Finally, we ended up at the splash pad. You really could spend the entire day there with kids. We chose to stay on the toddler part, though, even though the big kid section had some pretty cool structures. We are not ready for that craziness just yet!
Unfortunately, summer is coming to a close and so are many of our family adventures. We are getting ready for all new adventures, though, with Mairead going to pre-school and speech, and starting hippotherapy again. I hope to get the boys out to more events and take our first trip to the library, or attend some play groups. We are really going to miss Daddy when he goes back to work next week. I think I will miss him most of all since I will have three daring and active kids to chase after!