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little things. . . like miniature donkeys.

I’m linking up again this week with jess and ashley for their awesome little things link up!

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This past weekend i threw the babe in the van and hit the open road. We headed to visit my BFF/tucker & lex’s unofficial godmother’s casa- she had lots of fun planned for us- the main event being going to a miniature donkey farm to visit the animals. . . and baked goods. Because no day is complete without baked goods and farm animals. Lex was a champ. A legit champion. I actually sang her “we are the champions” as a lullaby once i tucked her into bed for the night. She survived being in the car THE WHOLE DAY (and i survived singing “baby bumblebee” 3,000x, and car dancing to about 365 bubble guppies songs), she survived the day on a 20 minute power car nap, and she loved all the farm animals (farm girl even groomed a goat. . . not many 2yr old can claim that prize). The only annoying part of the day came on our drive home- we were no more than 20 minutes into our 2.5 hour drive home when i hear ” PASTA MOMMY. PASTA PLEASE” on repeat from the back seat. . . So off the road we pulled to find lex some of her precious pasta.

I’m really really digging all the one on one time i get to spend with her. . . and i’m really digging her stellar attitude about most things. I love all our “adventures” and i (almost) love the fact that even mundane things like grocery shopping turn into “adventures” when you have a toddler in tow.

not thrilled about our matching outfits. . . and not thrilled that she didn’t get pasta for lunch. #toddlers.

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lex hugged a LOT of donkeys. . .

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her favorite animal at the farm? the chickens. . . she wanted to pet one of those bad boys SO badly. But the chickens were not open for petting business. So they got chased by a bawlking 2yr old instead.

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  • March 5, 2014 - 3:45 am

    Jenny - So many fun things no wonder she did great on a 20min car nap! I love her hugging the black donkey. I think Callie would have been chasing the chickens too except calling them ducks! 🙂

  • March 5, 2014 - 5:47 am

    karra - I’m pretty sure Rae would have thought those donkeys were her dogs and would try to bite them. haha! She is too cute!!

  • March 5, 2014 - 6:33 am

    Sara - This is absolutely the greatest post ever!! My favorite is her love for pasta… Because let’s be honest… Who DOESN’T love pasta!!

  • March 5, 2014 - 6:38 am

    Jess - Love it!!! I want a miniature donkey! And pasta…this darn diet!! I love when they throw in, “Momma please” when they want something – how can you say no? Haha!!

  • March 5, 2014 - 6:44 am

    Lauren - so sweet and she is so darn cute! always love her hair and outfits! sounds like a fun weekend…

  • March 5, 2014 - 7:42 am

    chrissy - How cool to go to a donkey petting zoo?! Also impressed by how well she did in the car!

  • March 5, 2014 - 9:22 am

    EHayes - We did a petting zoo once, pretty sure I chased A the whole time with hand sanitizer (where’s emoji when you need it!) LOL

  • March 5, 2014 - 9:55 am

    Sara McCarty - Hahaha! I love this! You girls have the best adventures! That goat looks pretty happy to be getting his hair did.

  • March 5, 2014 - 10:10 am

    Courtney - I want more farm animals! Although the second I typed that I remembered we have a petting farm thing about an hour away, I’m going to look into it. Donkey hugs…are pretty amazing. I laughed too hard at ‘So they got chased by a bawlking 2yr old instead.’

  • March 5, 2014 - 10:44 am

    Britt Louise - I can’t get over how adorable this is!!! So sweet that she is such an animal lover! I can’t wait for Scarlett to do these things 🙂 She already loves dogs, so I know she will love animals 🙂

  • March 5, 2014 - 11:22 am

    Colleen - GAH! I love her hugging that donkey! How fun! I bet she hasn’t stopped talking about the farm since!

  • March 5, 2014 - 5:39 pm

    Tiffany Kuehl - How fun is this?!?! Isn’t it amazing how good they can be if they are doing something fun and new! I love days like that!

  • March 5, 2014 - 5:48 pm

    Courtney - You’re way nicer than my husband. When I pipe up in the car for pasta please, he almost never pulls over.

  • March 6, 2014 - 7:23 am

    julie - What is it with kids and pasta? I swear Hudson is going to turn in to one big noodle!

  • March 6, 2014 - 2:39 pm

    Courtney B - You’re matching outfits KILL me! I really, honestly love them!
    And I love that Lex loves pasta. Smart girl 😉
    You have got to be the coolest mom!!

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