It was 85 and sunny, not a cloud in the blue sky.
We started out at a petting zoo/farm. There is always a risk involved when checking a place out for the first time, but boy, did we hit the jackpot this time!! The kids were the perfect age to experience and truly enjoy this little farm. Everyone was encouraged to touch, pick up, or hug every animal - from puppies, to chicks, to turkeys and emus. They even milked Buttercup the cow!
Ella immediately latched on to our guide and was truly fearless in approaching all the animals. I was shocked that she held this chicken for a good 10 min! She was the first one into every pen and her hand shot up when asked to feed the goats.
Tyler and Drew loved the baby goats and calves - Drew especially liked it when the tiny piglets were rooting around in his shoes. For some reason Tyler was truly taken with the mini-donkey's rear end. I think it may be because they share hairstyles :)
We capped off the day with a few hours at my new favorite beach - no boardwalks here!
And the best part...we shared the whole day with our cousins - awesome and fun kids to be around - even though Michelle and I garner a few stares as we march our troop about. We joke that soon we will qualify for group discounts usually reserved for schools and camps :)