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when we went to go pick up our glass flowers form the art studio at Thanksgiving Point, we saw a bunch of ponies right by the fence on the side of the road.
we pointed them out to Elijah, who is a HUGE lover of all animals, and he got so incredibly excited.

once we started to drive away from them, he started crying because he couldn’t see them anymore. so we decided since we really didn’t have anywhere to be to pull over and go visit with the “horthies” as Eli says with his little lisp.

as you can tell, he LOVED it!!
it was the best 10 minutes of his life!
unfortunately, his mommy is lame and a total wimp and cut the fun short.
{1. Utah is tricky and your should always bring a coat even if you don’t think you should and 2. the horses were giving me weird looks and i thought they were going to bite me. so yes, i’m a big baby.}

as we were walking back to the car, we noticed lots of other pens with animals in them.
so we decided to walk into this little barn and ask them what this place was.
{and that is exactly how Adam asked: “What is this place??” so smooth like that.}

apparently, it’s a whole working farm where you can pet & feed lots of different animals, watch them milk the cow, and go on a pony or wagon ride all for $5!
Elijah was getting really tired and hungry at the time so we didn’t want to try and push our luck with him, but we are already planning on going back and checking out all the different animals soon.

seriously, how did i not know places like this existed??
i can’t wait to take the E-monster back and have him check out the farm and ride a pony.
he will freeeeeaaaakkk!!!
it’ll be awesome!!

and seriously. doesn’t that little smile just melt your heart??
how could you say no to that?!

what do you like to do with your kids?
are there other awesome places around that we should go check out?
also, check out Adam’s awesome scruff!! he’s really proud of it so if you want, you should definitely compliment him on it. :)


:::p.s. Elijah’s hair isn’t cute and shaggy and wavy anymore. he got a haircut and now looks like he just stepped out of boot camp. it breaks my heart. i don’t even want to talk about it.


Ruthie Hart said...

he looks so happy!! I love the way little ones love on animals. One of my favorite home videos is of my little brother chasing our family dog (who was a puppy at the time) around the backyard. He was 3...and that was 11 years ago!

Emma Frances said...

What a perfect, fun afternoon! :] Elijah is so adorable!! I can't wait to hear about your next big adventure out there!

Live Laugh Rowe said...

Hi Megan!

I {love} you blog!!! It's as sweet as can be. Thank you for participating in the blog hop! Wishing you much success in your bloggy endeavors! New follower:)


Lish @ Imprintalish said...

Thanks so much for joining in the Blog Hop on Sunday...it was a huge success...thanks so much for commenting on my blog too...I love yours and your little guy is the sweetest!!!! Following back :)

holli h. said...

cute pics of eli. also, when we rna into you guys at the store, I couldn't help but notice adam's major scruff he has going on!