Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Petting Zoo

Children and animals are always an entertaining combination, but watching a child really discover them for the first time....well, priceless. We had a great time with the goats, cows, pigs, donkeys, chickens, roosters and more at the petting zoo.  The girls had so much fun introducing their baby brother to the farm animals, telling him all of their names and what sounds they made. Dashiell and a baby goat spent quite some time quietly regarding one another, and then seemed to come to some sort of understanding. The goat agreed to hang out with Dash amidst the chaos of hungry animals and excited children, and Dash agreed to talk to him for awhile while intending to pet his face but inadvertently poking him in the nose. Repeatedly. Oddly enough, baby goat didn't seem to mind. After some wandering, Dashiell discovered the pot-bellied pig. For some reason, that little pig tail wagging back and forth was the funniest thing Little Man had ever seen. The pig would face Dash and grunt at him for a bit, then turn around and aim his rump that direction and Dash would laugh and point at that little piggy tail. (Then the other kids would laugh even harder and point at Dash...egging him on, of course.)  We were also highly entertained at two little piglets that kept chasing a frazzled rooster at high speed. Good times.

I must point out...Miss Seleia is wearing a scarf that she knit all on her own in these pictures, and was quite proud to show it off. That's my girl!


Who am I... said...

Awesome scarf!! And such a fun time!!Dash is getting so big and the girls look like they had such a blast!

Anonymous said...

Seleia - BEAUTIFUL scarf and you wear it with such style! Keeping up the French girl thing! And Melanie - your ONE YEAR old son is showing NO FEAR of the goat - must get that from Joel, or the fact that the goat was not trying to eat his clothes. However, the picture of the pig's rear end pointing at Dash was disturbing, but only because I have experience with the kind of disaster that can produce! What a fun time! ♥

Melanie said...

I'm sure he would indeed feel differently if the goat were CHASING HIM AND TRYING TO EAT HIS CUTOFFS. My kids are lucky I even TAKE them to the petting zoo, for crying out loud.