Maiya’s latest obsession is Old MacDonald and his farm. She sings it all the time (see my post “singing” for some video!). Of course, her version is “E I E I O, moo moo dere, moo moo dere… E I E I O!” And asks me to sing it all the time. I do, of course, and let her choose the animal- which, 98% of the time, is a cow! Even when I get tired of singing “moo moo here” and replace it with, say, a sheep, she goes “No, Momma, MOO!!”
So, today, we took her to Ardenwood Farm and their toddler time! Unfortunately for Maiya, there are no cows at Ardenwood… There were, however, sheeps, goats, chickens, turkeys and pigs that she got to pet, which was the COOLEST THING EVER for this toddler! She also got to see a peacock and horse, but didn’t get to pet them.
Click read more below to see pics of Ardenwood and my little birthday celebration!!
To the farm!
Looking for the chickens
Even before we got to toddler time, she had her boyfriend for the day.
Listening to Ranger Ira reading about a story about a chicken
Listening to Ranger Ira show us how to shell and crack corn
This time she actually sat with all the kids and listened. Look! She’s even looking at the teacher!
“Maiya cracked corn and I don’t care!”
Goat: “There sure are some strange animals at this farm!”
Petting chickens (and turkeys) is WAY cooler than listening to a story!
Waiting for the chickens to come closer
Petting the pig
Wishing she could play in the water with the pigs!
Petting the baby baa
Gamma JJ kissing the owie on her foot!
Bringing me my presents!
Modeling my new outfit for me
My birthday gift from Brian, yay!
The girls looking at the pics and videos I just posted.