Yesterday, a few of my friends and I went to the farm.
Oh, and we took our 19 children.
It was seriously, one of my children's most favorite days ever.
They had nearly 50 free range chickens, just clucking around the property. They had over 40 goats, plenty or pigs, cows, horses, and what seemed like a vast assortment of every farm animal you can possible imagine. They got to hold baby turkeys that had just hatched one week prior....
Ellie Kate was my only "hands-on" child. The other two just clung to whatever human leg was in closest proximity.
This is a look at all the goats - and one llama, which Stone insisted was a camel.
I guess its time to check out some library books on "What actually lives on a farm vs a desert."
The pigs were just about as presh as a pig can be.
I mean, they were cute because they were little, but they did still roll around in their own poop.
I also learned that pigs don't really "oink" they squeal.
I guess its time I also checked out some library books on politically correct farm animal sounds.
Stone hung out with his buddies most of the time. I guess there was safety in numbers.
And hands down the most anticipated event of the day were the pony rides. I can't believe each of my kids rode. Peyton has been talking about it every since.
And just for the record, yes, Parker tagged along. Although, he just hung out in mommy's sling the whole time.
What a fun day. I so cherish these moments with my four preschoolers.
I am a twenty something mom who loves my job! I have the most wonderful husband, and we both share in the joy of raising our four beautiful children - ellie kate, peyton, stone, and parker. We are in full time student ministry and consider hundreds of teenagers to be additions to our family. We have seen our ups and downs in life, but God has proven faithful through them all. Come and join me for this crazy ride, as I raise three children to change this world for Christ. Loving life, one minute at a time.
Ben is my #1. He is my best friend and my daughter's biggest hero. He loves Jesus, loves his family - and for that, he deserves the #1 husband award.
Ellie Kate is our independant, full of life, excellent leader to her multiple siblings. God could have not chosen a better first born than Ellie Kate. She loves her daddy, loves to sing, and loves to give hugs - her daddy and I take as many of those as we can get!
Peyton is our spunky second born. From the moment we met her, Ben and I were convinced she was hiding something from us. She is very inquisitive and keeps us on our toes. She loves to eat, loves to suck her fingers, and mostly - she loves her big sissy.
Stone is our precious third born and long-awaited son. He is a champion eater, a world class wrestler, and our family's biggest goofball. You are daddy's best buddy, mama's little man, and your sister's pain in the toosh.
Parker is the fourth born child, second born son, and the sweetest little munchkin alive. You are a champion cuddler, a pacifier lover, and admirer of your many siblings. You had better hold on tight little boy, this family has got a lot of love to give.