Monday, April 30, 2012

Our field trip over the river and through the woods...

What a busy couple of days!  It all began on Thursday with Holden's field trip.  Trying to coordinate going on Holden's field trip, dropping Rylan off at preschool, then picking up Rylan from preschool and Kevin's schedule it is quite a task.  But thankfully, my sweet friend was able to pick up Rylan from preschool so that I could join Holden on his field trip.  This field trip we went over the river, literally, to Kentucky to Sunrock Farms.  Once we arrived at the farm, out group split into three smaller groups so that each child would have a better hands on experience as farmers for the day.  Our first chore was to feed the baby goats. 


Are they not the sweetest!  Then we milked the momma goat, I even helped with this chore.


Then we were off to collect eggs,


hold a baby chick,


hold a rabbit,


brush a horse,


and feed the goats. 


We really were turning into farmers for the day.  But I can not forget petting the pigs too. 


Since this is an educational farm the kids learned all about the animals and how they help us with our every day life and we also learned about gardening and what certain plants make.  Such as wheat, the kids were able to make flour. 


Pretty neat.  After a long day of being a farmer and having muddy, smelly, and wet feet, it was time to head back to school.  But I must say, it was a fun field trip, even for myself.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Timber!

We have two trees in the front of our house that have a disease.  In other words, the trees were dead.  With that said it was time to get rid of them.  Out with the old, in with the new.  I told Holden and Rylan that they needed to get to work.  So they pushed and pushed with all their might,


and then finally our tree guy gave the boys and the tree a little push


and TIMBER!


They finally did it!  I knew they were good for something! Now it is time to plant our new tress.  Hopefully, we will have a little more luck with these trees as opposed to the ones we just removed.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Quote of the Day

As we were driving around this weekend Rylan says, "I love Mommy, I love Daddy, I love Holden, I love Rylan, and I love girls."  Kevin and I both started laughing and Kevin says, "You love girls Rylan?"  Rylan replies, "Yes, I love all girls." 

Boy are we in trouble with this little guy!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Just another spring day

Now that the temperatures are warming up, all the boys want to do is play outside.  I mean non-stop playing outside!  Not that I am complaining, these two boys need their time outside.  But playing around the house can get pretty dull after awhile and to be honest, it is always more fun playing at the park. 

First the boys were determined to have a tennis match.


Now don't get me wrong, there were a plenty of balls hit between the boys but I think we may have to wait a couple of more years before we can actually have a "real" tennis match. 

After hitting several tennis balls, we packed up our rackets and head for the playground.


Like I said, these boys just keep going and going and going!  Even after we came home from being at the park for several hours, they played basketball, football, and rode their bikes.  Where on earth do they get all their energy?!  It is beyond me! 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Spring Break Continued...

Today was our last outing of Spring Break.  This outing I knew would appeal to both of the boys, animals, outdoors, and ice cream.  Confused?  Well, it was just an ordinary day at Young's Jersey Dairy Farm. 


This farm is located in Yellow Springs, Ohio.  Which is such a cute little eclectic town.   This is an actual working dairy farm so when we first arrived, the boys ran straight to see the animals in the barn. 


Isn't the calf so cute!  Oh and the baby goats, Rylan could not get enough.  He is our little animal lover.  We fed the goats, and then fed the goat some more.


Obviously since this is a dairy farm there were lots and lots of cows.


And what farm would not be complete without a couple of tractors. 


These two had a time pretending they were farmers.  After pretending they were farmers it was time for a little fun.  We were in luck, they had their sack slides open today.


Oh my goodness, what fun!

Before we called it a day, we enjoyed some homemade ice cream from their ice cream shop. 


A sweet ending to our Spring Break.