April 19, 2011

Easter Bunny 2011


April 17, 2011


Once again, Goldilocks participated in the trike-a-thon to raise money for St. Jude Children's Hospital.. Thanks to all who contributed!  She decided to ride her new bike with training wheels even though she needed help from us to ride it.  She fell once - no blood - and gave us all a slight heart attack!  Thank goodness her helmet was on properly, it saved her face and teeth.  She got back on and rode some more after some tears and lemonade - we are very proud of her!

April 16, 2011

Curly Bear's first haircut

She's almost 3 and finally had her first haircut this week.  Her crazy hair (look at the pictures in the last post) was different lengths on different parts of her head which made trying to fix her hair interesting.  First Mama got her haircut, then Goldilocks got a trim, and then it was Curly's turn!  She was so excited and did great!


April 7, 2011

Field Trip!

2007 trip with Maxeys
This week the girls are on spring break and we have enjoyed the (finally) nice weather.  We have spent a lot of time outside playing, and yesterday we picked up Papa Bear at work and headed a local farm for some fun.

The last time we went was in 2007, on a very hot August day.  The weather was very nice this time around, and things were a little different.  Cagle's Dairy is now Cagle's Family Farm because they recently stopped milk/dairy production, which meant no milk sample at the end of the tour.  Instead, we got to help plant some cabbage and got a bean planting project to take home.
  Let me show you what we did!  First we went through the "cattle" tunnel under the road.
2007 picture of cattle tunnel
Next, we went over to the animal petting/feeding area.  We saw a skittish calf get a bottle of milk, then fed some cabbage to some sheep.  There was also a funny black pig, some turkeys, 3 ducks (Aflac!!), and some roosters and chickens.

there was a big nest of duck eggs

milking demonstration

feeling the milking machine that feels like a vacuum cleaner

dumb camera wouldn't focus correctly


border collie herding sheep

the dog also herded the cows and brought them next to us

we fed the goats

demonstrating why all 2 yr olds should wear overalls

learning how to plant cabbages

After the tour, we went to eat at Bub-a-Q - yum!!  When we went to drop Papa Bear off at work, we went in for a minute to say hello to his co-workers.  Goldilocks told everyone about our trip to the farm and how the dog 'grounded' up the cows. ha!