This is my 3 year old nephew Matthew brushing a goat. Two years ago I gave him a My Little Pony for Christmas--he likes brushing animals.
They also had a bunch of alpacas, all of which had wacky haircuts. As I was petting the sheep and alpacas I couldn't help but think what nice yarn they would make!
After the Farmland, we returned to our house for dinner and watched Jungle Book. Here's the thing with Jungle Book---are there wolf packs and bears in India?
On Sunday my sister and I took the kids to the Discovery Museum in Acton, MA. This is a terrific little children's museum specifically geared toward the under 6 set. It's in an old 3-story house and each room is a different theme. My favorite is the diner. The boys' favorites are the ball room (where they have a Rube Goldberg-like ball maze set up) and the ship room. They love the ship room where there's a ship's wheel, engine room, navigation room, dory, lobster trap, and a submarine. The boys are "experts" at lobstering from watching a fabulous video called "Let's Go Lobstering."
By Monday we were all pretty tired out, but D and I went to his parent's house to see our other nephew Benjamin who was visiting with D's sister Allison while her husband was at a medical conference. We saw all 5 nephews in the course of 2 weekends! Now we have a couple of weekends off before we see them all again, first at my Grandma's 90th birthday party, and then 1 week later at D's Grandma's 90th birthday party. Yup, both grandma's are turning 90--they were born 2 days apart and are both named Ruth!
As a side note, I'll be watching the ALCS tonight. Go Red Sox!