It is that time of year again where there are things to do to celebrate Fall, even though it is still pretty warm out here. This means visiting the near by farm for their annual fundraiser, they work with children with Autism year round. It is one of Little Buddy's favorite places to visit. This is the third year in a row we have attended. We get there as early as we can so he has more room to walk around with his walker, and to have a little less wait in line for the activities.
We always start with a pony ride. Little Buddy loves it once he relaxes a bit. I would love to give him therapy on a horse, it helps loosen up the pelvis and the tight muscles that want to keep his legs together. There is not much time for that in our schedule but I hope to do it soon, it would be so good for him.
There were lots of sheep and pigs in the barn. There were even bunnies that dig holes in the ground to keep cool. Little Buddy tried to give the sheep a kiss through the pen.
The absolute highlight of the trip is a ride on Thomas the Train! Oh my, could life get anymore exciting?
Dad took him on Thomas twice and I took him on one time before the line got very long. There are only three little cars so you have a long wait if you don't get on right away. Here he is waving at all of you!
We saw lots of animals, a camel, llamas, a giant turtle, and cows. We also saw two beautiful white wolf dogs and this Zorse, a zebra/horse! Do you remember her from last year?
We only saw one alpaca, Princess Petunia.
Little Buddy has waited an entire year to go on the cow train. You have to have good sitting stability and trunk control to ride on this ride as it is very bumpy and there are no parents allowed. Last year he was not that far along so we have been talking about it and decided he could do it when he was five. Well wouldn't you know the ride was not working this year. But Little B got to sit in the cars which was the next best thing to taking a ride on it. He wants to go back as soon as the cow train is fixed.
He also got to sit on the tractor that pulls the cow train! Little Buddy had the best time. But I have to tell you I am exhausted! Carrying this very heavy, 35 pound boy around when he could not use his walker is tiring! Next week he goes to another farm and then in early November he visits the farm we were at today for a field trip with his school. Dad will be attending with him, hopefully that cow train will be fixed by then.
I have had a very busy week so have been out of touch as far as blogging goes. I am trying to catch up, hope you are all well.
Have a great week.