It is a dream of ours to live on land. Wide-open spaces, not to sound too much like Dixie Chicks. But, it's true. We would love to have space. To roam. To grow. To laugh. To love.
Maybe one day.
For now, we love to take trips to the country. Two Friday's ago, our group of moms and babies headed to Dreamland Farm's pumpkin patch. It was a beautiful, warm, fall day. The twenty minute drive was quite lovely as we passed horses grazing in their pastures, farmers plowing on tractors, and homes sitting by quiet lakes. Pulling up to the farm, it seemed as though all of Montgomery had joined us for the day. We headed to the country store to purchase our tickets and were greeted by the aroma of barbecue chicken and caramel cake. The first thing we did was head out to the pumpkin patch on a hayride. Pulling up to the patch, our group stayed around the mini-pumpkins; girls trying not to trip over the roots of pumpkins long taken. Standing there, a woman came up to me and asked if I delivered the girls at East. When I said yes, she simply said, "I remember you." She told me that she was one of the nurses that helped with our delivery. It caught me off guard because as much as that day stood out to me, I was surprised that anyone else remembered it too. I kindly thanked her and we both agreed that we had little miracles walking around the patch that day.
After the pumpkin patch, we visited the farm animals. Oh, how I loved the goats! Maralee did too. I had to keep her little hands from eating the dried-up corn as we fed the goats!!!
Adeline loved the chicken coop. If we ever were to move out to land, I would love to have some fresh eggs from chickens. Maybe Adeline could help me convince her dad of that one day......
Once we saw all the animals, we headed to the kiddie play area. All of the girls LOVED the mini blow-up. Adeline was literally throwing herself head-first down the slide. We were catching babies left and right!
After we played, we sat down to eat. The woman in front of me ordered the last bbq sandwich (sad!) so I settled on a hot dog. It was nice gathering with friends around a picnic table for food and fun. Once we finished eating, we played a little more on the big kid blow-ups and once again I got stung by a bee. This time on my elbow. I swear, it would happen to me twice in two days. If we ever move out to a farm, I'll have to be careful!!!!!
Heading home, I had two happy, sleeping babies. A fun day on the farm was had by all.
Till next time, let your light shine!