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.