Finally, a break in the weather, and a coordination of schedules allowed us to take a quick trip to Aunt Sandy's house. Last week she bought a dozen chicks and four ducks to start her own little egg farm. My kids were beyond excited to visit, and to play with the babies.
|Right now the chicks and ducklings are staying in her guest room, |
waiting for warmer weather to come and their coop to get finished.
|Sometimes it is tricky to get little 3 year old hands to be gentle, but they were for these guys.|
|We got in a nice visit with Grandma.|
|We brought out a sampling of chicks and ducks for a photo op.|
|I think Jemima was Ellie's favorite of the flock.|
|Or maybe this little chick.|
|She loved being allowed to gently hold the ducks.|
|Tommy, once he saw the amount of poop little birds can produce, |
was not as convinced that they are the greatest thing ever.
|We also went to Countryside YMCA. It is by far the largest Y I have |
ever been to. We played in a room with giant building blocks.
|Tommy found a duck that didn't poop to sit on.|
|Then we hit the pool.|
|This Y actually has an indoor waterpark.|
|Surprisingly, we had the place to ourselves for the better part of an hour.|
|And we had tons of fun!|