Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Today the playgroup met at Oxon Hill Farm, which is just over the river in Maryland. (Gotta love the east coast...we went to another state for playgroup and were home by lunchtime!) It was a neat place, and we had lots of fun. Soren got to see cows, chickens, geese, pigs (big ones), horses and sheep. The farm is owned and maintained by the National Park Service, so there was a friendly park ranger to give us a tour and patiently show the clamoring kiddos how to feed the chickens and check the roost for eggs. Soren kept wanting to crawl into the doghouse-like chicken coop, and he made a break for freedom once or twice, but he also had some impressive moments of attentive listening and obedience! (He also, however, ate a big handful of chicken food and a small handful of dirt.) He seemed to really enjoy himself though, and he behaved really well on the impromptu wagon ride we got to take. There had been another group who'd reserved the tractor-pulled wagon ride for the day, but they were a small group and there was a ton of room left in the wagon, so the ranger kindly offered to let our group come along. I wasn't sure how long Soren would put up with sitting on my lap (perching, really, since I also had Eleri in the pouch), but he was great.
After Eleri woke up, I flipped her around in the pouch so she could look around. It cracks me up when she gets excited about something and starts kicking her legs and chuckling. She got a little upset right after she woke up (hungry), but other than that she was quiet and smiley and good!
Twice today I've found Eleri turned 90 degrees in her crib. I'd forgotten about the crib-spinning phase. Guess we've reached it!
Hilarious episode from the evening: Soren had lifted up his shirt and was following Leo around the living room.
Tom: Are you trying to give Leo milks?
Cracked me right the hell up.