Sunday, October 24, 2010

Superstition Farms

This past Thursday was a very special day for us... it was Daniel's FIRST field trip! We went to Superstition Dairy Farm and this place was VERY, VERY cool!

Below are some of Daniel's buddies from his pre-school class... it is so cool what good friends they are becoming because they see each other twice a week!

The tour started with class room time from the farmer... he was AMAZING with the kids! I am just LOVING this age because he can grasp things, like when the farmer was asking questions, he totally gave him his full attention and learned so many things that we still talk about today! He also participated by raising his hand, laughing at the farmer's jokes... I just sat in the back with other mom's and thought that is my kid up there! The other thing I love about this stage is that he gets so excited about events he gets to go on... like since Tuesday when they talked about the field trip in his class...he talked about it constantly until we went on Thursday which caused the excitement and anticipation to build up so much for this fun trip!

The Farmer lecturing the kiddos!

MiMi and Daniel at the petting zoo... the animals were so gentle and sweet! The kids could feed them but for some crazy reason, Daniel was slightly scared of them! The chickens are allowed to roam freely and that really freaked him out! I think I just have a little city slicker on my hands - LOL!

Feeding carrots to the horse... the Farmer really wants kids to appreciate animals and farm life and he took Daniel on as his own personal project to MAKE him like these animals! =)

This rabbit was amazing! So soft, fluffy and furry!

Hay ride around the farm!

2000 dairy cows!

These cows and I have a lot in common... let's just say we are both milk producing machines! LOL!

There were two babies born while we were there... this little calf was just taking his 1st steps... awwww! So sweet!!!

2nd baby calf... an average of 5 babies are born on this dairy farm a day!

After the tour, we got to have some fresh milk (flavored with strawberry syrup or chocolate) and real ice cream... Oh My! It was DELISH! Then we had a picnic lunch... by the way, have I mentioned that Arizona is having absolutely the best weather you could possibly ever want!

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