Today was a pretty fun day! In celebration of Lily's first Halloween, we decided to go as a family to a nearby pumpkin patch/berry farm, Proulx Farms. It was overpriced, but it was a good excuse to get out and take Lily somewhere fun. First we went to the petting zoo, where there were big pigs, donkeys, goats, ducks, chickens, a cow, bunnies, etc. The first two animals, the over-eager giant pigs and the big donkey, scared Lily! The pigs snorted at her and she turned to me, pouted and cried a bit, poor girl. Next, the big donkey stuck his head through the gate and she did the same thing! She seemed fine with the rest of the animals, so on the way out I showed her the donkey and the pigs again... success! No crying this time. She was probably thinking that "these cats and dogs look weird and are huge and make weird sounds!"
We then stopped for lunch, where Lily ate some green beans and raspberry/blackberry yogurt. Mike and I had ate a big breakfast, so no lunch for us. We then got on a tractor ride and pointed out the "scary" things to Lily (who seemed to just be having fun on the ride and growling at us, lol). We finished the excursion by going to the pumpkin patch and taking pictures followed by picking out a pumpkin. Overall, while it was fun, the price was way too much for what we did, and I'll be doing my research for a better place to go next year with Lily!
For dinner, we went to Lily's Aunt Julie, Uncle Scot, and cousins Kyle and Emily's place for dinner, where her Grandpa Prosser was also there. For such a busy day, Lily was great even though it was well past her bedtime. We played some Cranium and drove home where she started out by throwing a fit in her car seat, then calmed down and just chatted after we sang some familiar songs (ABCs, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, etc.). Who would have thought we'd be singing those songs so enthusiastically before children! lol
All in all, a great day!