Visiting the Farm

This afternoon, Matt, Alex, and I went to my Aunt Diane & Uncle Steven’s place to check out their little farm and to have a visit.  They have about 40 goats, some cows and a number of chickens and roosters – enough that Alex got to get up close and personal with.  On the way out there, Alex was playing with my old sunglasses and I decided to put them on him.  What do you think?

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When we arrived, one of the goats was cutting the lawn – some how he escapes from the fenced in area – but he always goes back for food and for socializing so it works out.  There were some baby goats that were just ADORABLE!! 

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Ok – so it looks like Alex is one of Michael Jackson’s children with his face being hidden from the camera, but I swear I wasn’t trying for that look.  The goat above actually was trying to eat Alex’s hat!  I guess they really will try to eat anything!

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Friday Favourites

Today I thought I would share Alex’s 3 top favourite books so far.

This one isn’t much of a fav now – but it was huge when we first brought him home: Perfect Pets from the Bright Baby series.  This is a touch and feel book that goes over various pets that one may have and has tactile sections for the child to tough – the goldfish scales are really cool!  We have quite a few of the Bright Baby books and Alex really enjoys all of them.

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?  by Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle.  This fun book goes over all different wild animals, seeing what they might see – in the end it is a dreaming child watching over them.  I like to say it with a bouncy rhythm.  I just love all Eric Carle books – I think it is the nostalgic feelings I get from remembering reading them as a child myself – especially The Very Hungry Caterpillar!


And last by not least – Bunny’s Noisy Book by Margaret Wise Brown.  This has to be Alex’s all time favourite so far.  He sits very still while you read it to him.  He is also now doing some of the actions that I put into the book like stretching, scratching etc.  It really is just a cute, well written story by an amazing author.

 One that I’m newly fond of too is Sometimes I Like to Curl up in a Ball by Vicki Churchill and Charles Fuge. We have it out from the library right now – but I have to get our own copy – it is just adorable.

What is your child’s favourite book?