Sorry, I digress....
We were thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce Whitney and Brian's trio to life in the country. Addie, Beckett, and Finn all took right to the idea and jumped straight into the trough with Sarah, Kate, and Maggie to check out the calves and stray chicken.
I have to admit that the little calves were pretty accommodating and stayed fairly close while all the kiddos stood in the feed trough and studied them through the rails.
After they satisfied their curiosity about calves, we took them up to the tractor shed and everyone, including Brian, got to sit on one of Joe's tractors.
We rode over there in our usual vehicle... the mule. However, it was somewhat difficult to wrangle six 2 year olds, one 3 year old, and four adults on that thing.... now THAT would have been a picture! The ride back to Mimi and Pop's house on the mule was when we experienced our only crying of the day. I think at least once child (namely Ella) was crying the whole way back, and she was joined off and on by one or two others.
After checking out the cows, tractors, and chickens, and the return trip on the mule drama, we spent a few minutes playing with the cars and in the sand before it was time for all the 2 year old crowd to have a nap. The girls were absolutely worn out, but I think they had a good time. Most importantly, we hope that our friends enjoyed their visit to the country and that they'll come back again real soon!