Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fall Farm Festival



Yesterday we went to a fun Fall Festival at a local horse farm.  It was a fundraiser for the work they do with Autistic children and adults.   I know I just had a post about Little Buddy and the farm, can you stand another one so soon?  This time we took Dad along for the fun. Little Buddy had two horse rides.  This horse was much bigger than the miniature horse Little Buddy rode on last Monday.  You could tell it required a bit more postural adjustment for him as he sat forward and his legs were so wide.  He loved it.  He is saying, "Go, go go!" in the picture.
 
We saw three prairie dogs running across this tunnel suspended above our heads.


They had a tractor all fixed up to look like Thomas the Train.  Little Buddy was beside himself excited.   While we waited in line he kept saying, "All aboard!  The train is going to go fast.  Chugga chugga choo choo!"  Much to the amusement of the other people in line.


Little Buddy and Dad had a great time.  The train went around a small lake and back to the start.  The ride wasn't long enough for Little One, but the line was much too long to wait in again.


We met this gorgeous alpaca named Big Boy.

Big Boy wanted to nibble Little Buddy's shoe, and of course my little one didn't even notice, he was looking at the train.

Big Boy was really only interested in food.  He kept stealing the little cups of food people held out to him.  I think he was having a grand time.

We went on another hayride.  Little Buddy started singing Old McDonald's Farm on the ride all by himself.
 

We met a huge pot bellied pig.  I swear when I saw this pig a few years ago, when I visited the farm with some of the medical foster children I work with, this pig was in the exact same place.


We even saw several cute sheep.


There were a few areas with a somewhat smooth surface where Little Buddy could walk around all by himself, just like the other kids.  We were at the farm for 2 hours which was just enough time to enjoy it without getting overwhelmed and overtired.  When we got home we scrubbed up (including those crocs)  ate lunch and he went down for a long nap.

He has had a busy week, Monday's farm visit, all his therapies and school, a police officer visit at school where he got to sit in the police car, a great party Friday evening with his Medical Foster Family and the farm yesterday.  I think he needs a rest.

Hope you had a great weekend.

41 comments:

Jo said...

Happy memories for him Meredith. It looks a fun time was had by everyone. Jo x

moonstruckcreations said...

LB has had such a fabulous week, I think he, and his lovely parents, deserve a bit of a rest!

Such happiness shining from his little face, he is really thriving isn't he?

Helenxx

Maureen said...

What a wonderful place to visit! Little Buddy looked like he had a great time!

Angel Jem said...

Thomas the Tank Engine is my eldest son's first hero! We knew every story and had whole holidays with some form of engine transport everyday (sad, I know)
Buddy looks so happy! And what a packed day you had!

Linda Gilbert said...

Little Buddy's enthusiasm for life cheers my days. Thank you for sharing such great photos x

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I can tell you all had a great time! What fun for Little Buddy and I know how much he must have Loved Thomas the Train as Tiger would be so happy to ride him also. Happy Smiles.

Linda

Regena Fickes said...

Absolutely brilliant! I look at sweet little Buddy and my Grand Evelyn and am so eternally grateful for associations such as this farm and Special Kids. Evelyn was born with spinabifida. She does not know she is "different" she only knows she does things somewhat differently. She and little Buddy are blessings for a lifetime. Thank you for sharing, he always gives me a smile in my heart.

Lulu said...

what a great place to visit..Glad little Buddy had a nice time..
have a nice rest of sunday.

RedSetter said...

I bet he wasn't the only one who was tuckered out! These are gorgeous pics and such sweet memories of a little boy embracing life.

CJ said...

More pony rides, it looks like he is having the best time. Love the alpaca, they have such excellent expressions don't they. Fantastic pig too, he looks quite blissed out. I'm glad your sweet Little Buddy had such a good time, and such a brilliant week too. I'm guessing he slept well after all of his adventures. CJ xx

Christina said...

We have just left the Thomas the Tank Engine era behind us, and glad I am about it, too.
What wonderful memories for Little Buddy and you all, he'll remember those adventures for years to come. Lots of love, Cx

Judy S. said...

Sounds like a really fun day! Lucky LB for you to make it possible.

Dee said...

Little Buddy has such an enthusiastic smile....it's obvious that he had a great time.

Love the picture of the sheep. You take GREAT photos.

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Such a gorgeous boy he is :) And such a wonderful Mum you are :)
Jillxxoo

Carla from The River said...

Wow, sounds like a great week of adventures.
I love the photo of the pig!! LOL

Thank you for sharing.
Carla

Caffeine Girl said...

It is so much fun to see the world through the eyes of an excited child! He is such a sweetheart! I can believe he took a long nap!

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Wow, Little Buddy sure does have the social schedule! You are lucky to be a part of all his fun activities ; )
Hope you all can get a little down time, xoRobin

Teresa Kasner said...

Hi Meredith! Wow, you guys are having so much fun with LB! It's nice to see Dad having fun with you both, too. We are at the beach and set up. We're even having some sun! Amazing! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Bridget said...

Little Buddy cracks me up - I'm glad he had so much fun, and that his week was such a good one.

Gracie Saylor said...

Thanks for letting us enjoy some of your family fun at the farm, Meredith :) [I especially enjoyed seeing the sheep! No surprise, right?] xx

Betsy said...

It looks like a grand day for all of you. I showed Piper the pictures and she was as excited as if she were there with you. Especially Thomas, the alpaca and pig. The look on Little Busdy's face is priceless. He has certainly had a memory making week hasn't he? You both deserve a rest this week.
Blessings my friend,
Betsy

Teresa said...

WOW! What a fabulous day for all of you! It is so nice that LB had a lot of Daddy time today also. Not that he doesn't anyway, but you can tell that they were really enjoying their day. What a week he has had. So many adventures and all the memories made!

Kris said...

Little Buddy has been placed in the arms of angels to love him! I don't think I have ever seen your husband!! Cute post. I am sure he was thrilled!!!
xo Kris

mamasmercantile said...

What a fabulous time you seemed to have had at the farm and a really busy week. No wonder he needed a long nap, I bet you did too.

Linda Powell said...

Great pictures Meredith, it looks like you all had a fantastic family time.

Have a great week x

Home Meadows said...

What a fun day on the farm. I love the animal pictures and the prairie dog in the "run". Hope your week gets off to a great start. Heather

Heldasland said...

You are creating such good memories for little buddy .He is super cute. Have a lovely week

Mindy said...

Sweet pictures! What a fun time!

Gillian said...

What a great day out. I hope you have all recovered.

Vikki Hooks said...

HI, sounds like the perfect way to spend time with each other. Hey I still need your address..send it to my email vikkihook@yahoo.com that is if you still want the doily..hugs

Acorn to Oak said...

Looks like a fun place and it looks like Little Buddy is having a ball! :-D

Melissa aka "Fiber MacGuyver" said...

He's such a busy boy, he's going to need his own assistant soon! what fun!

ellen said...

That was the WEEK that was! I could look at Little Buddy's face all day long. I love his expressions of joy and wonder.
Wishing you a perfect week.

elns said...

I love seeing LB out at the farm in action! I love that he gets into the experiences completely, singing songs during the hay ride and prepping the other passengers for the train ride.

Makes me smile, I remember my son's excitement for all things train.

Jennifer said...

Little Buddy is really getting out and about, doing a lot of fun things lately! I love this kind of event, it's always fun for everybody. That pig is awesome, I can see why he'd be so memorable.

Chris said...

Aww little buddy looks so happy and excited ! I think some of us big kids have as much fun too! So much fun to see the world again through the eyes of a child. Happy happy days! Have a great week

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Little Buddy has had a FUN week! This little farm looks like a great place for family memories to be built!! Love his crocs... He's one of my peeps (the croc lovers). Ha ha! blessings and hugs ~ tanna

Claudia said...

Love seeing that sweetie near a train and seeing all the sights on the farm. A kiss from Aunt Claudie!

xo
Claudia

Annie Cholewa said...

He looks like he is having the best time ever!!

Beth P said...

It sounds like the perfect day! What a little miracle... :D
Hugs,
Beth P

Ingrid K. said...

Hi Meredith!

Such lovely photos, it must have been a great day for you all!!!
Thanks for sharing!!
Hugs,
Ingrid xx
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