Wonders of Raising Aria

Monday, March 19, 2007

Underwood Farm.

I had a playdate this morning with a few good friends and their kids at Underwood Farm. It's a really popular place especially during Fall/Halloween season. I expected more of a crowd there this morning but was pleasantly surprised to find the place empty. We felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. Aria and Cassidy had a blast feeding the animals: goats, cow, pony, donkey, ostriches, peacocks and rabbits. Their favorite were the pony and the donkey. Those were the only two animals where you can feed directly through the fence. It was impressive to watch them feed pony and the donkey because they were careful yet fearless at the same time. Hard to describe. I love kids at this age. Everything they do is so inquisitive. We also did some strawberry picking while at the farm. Most of the strawberries weren't ripe yet so it was tough finding some decent ones. The kids also got to spend sometime climbing on a huge haystack and some wooden structures. We left around noon and headed over to Panda 1 Buffet for some grub. Everything was delicious. It was nice to meet up with good friends and to chat over delicious Chinese food. We finally left around 2:20PM and Aria and I made it in time for her usual 2:45PM ballet class. She's got great stamina because she skipped nap and is quietly watching a Foster's DVD right now. I, on the other hand, is pooped.

Best friends: Cassidy and Aria.

Someone's excited about feeding the animals. We purchased bags of carrots from the farm for one dollar a bag. You will not believe how many bags I ended up purchasing. Next time, I'll be sure to bring carrots from home. It's way cheaper.

In front of the pony ride area. Aria refused to get on one though.

Feeding the peacock.

Feeding the cow.

Aria the pig and Cassidy the cow.

She loved feeding this pony. He loved the attention.

Here's the donkey that they also loved to feed.

Picking strawberries.

Dalia, Cassidy and Aria riding in a wagon back from picking strawberries.

One top of the gigantic haystack.


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