Monday, November 21, 2011

An Afternoon at the Farm

Two dear friends, Kim and Jay Humphrey, are resident caretakers for a farm about 20 minutes north of our house. Tara and I have been wanting to pay them a visit with the children for quite a while now, so when a new lamb entered the picture, we set a date! Here the Humphreys are relaxing in front of the old farm house.

When we arrived, the children headed straight for the barn. It was so special to see them peering through the fence taking it all in...the sheep, the goats, the horses, and of course, the kitty.


The children weren't the least bit afraid and they loved every minute of exploring the pasture and the barn, and going up to all the animals. Gigi came along as well.

Natalie and Nathan even got to help with the chore of filling the giant water buckets.

Tara and I turned around to see this...Samantha and Samuel heading out all by themselves to say hi to the sheep!

No fear!

Eventually Jay put a saddle on sweet Maya and we all got to take a little ride.

And to end our fun afternoon we got all four kiddos up on Maya for one last picture. 

Many thanks to Kim and Jay for helping us make memories we will not soon forget. We all had the most wonderful time!


  1. The fourth picture of Samuel says it all....what a happy little dude out visiting the farm and all the animals. Great post...thanks for sharing all the pictures.

  2. It was a great day and there is nothing like seeing the farm from the eyes of a child! By the way, 2nd lamb was born early yesterday :)

  3. What a fantastic and fun day with the kiddo's...

    Happy Thanksgiving and yes, we all have a lot to be thankful for..


  4. the 2nd one was born yesterday?!? WE'RE COMING BACK!

    In all seriousness, though, thanks for having us! We have a GREAT time! Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. What wonderful shots of the awe and wonder! Have a delicious Turkey Day!