Saturday, May 12, 2012

A Day on the Farm

One of Kaden's best friends recently had her third birthday party at a local dairy farm, and Kaden had the best time!  It was the perfect set-up for kids, all sorts of activities and plenty of room to roam.  Sentimental note:  the overalls he's wearing in these photos were mine as a little girl.

An ingenious "trampoline" was created by placing six mattresses together and surrounding them with bales of hay.  The kids thought that this was a terrific idea, though they haven't looked at a bed the same since!

Kaden liked petting all the animals in the petting zoo, but most especially this Mommy goat.  He spotted her udders and kept pointing at them and saying, "I see milk, I see milk!"  I think he half expected them to work like a water fountain, waiting for the milk to come flowing out.

The party included a tractor tour of the farm.  Kaden wasn't a big fan of the smelly cattle barn and held his nose through most of the ride.  Half-way through he looked at me and said, "what am I going to do with my nose?", as if he was going to permanently smell the stink!  We also had the awesome experience of seeing a baby cow take his first steps after birth.  Speaking of afterbirth, we saw the cow's mommy shed hers and then proceed to eat it - quite the eye-opening and educational third birthday party! 

Kaden's favorite part - every farmer needs a trusty front-loader!

He also got a kick out of the hand-washing trowel, he loved that he could turn the water on all by himself.  I think we washed his hands thirty times during the three hour party!

Savoring his cake pop was the grand finale!  The little man had such fun that he woke up from his nap crying.  When I asked him what was wrong, he gasped out between tears, "I wanna go back to the farm now, but I know I can't."  Who knew this CA boy would connect so strongly to his KY roots on the farm?

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