Monday, October 4, 2010

Lemos Farm

We made the annual trek to Lemos Farm this past week with a group of good friends. Ty had been asking everyday if it was Friday yet because he was so excited to go to the pumpkin patch. Finally, Friday morning arrived and he ran into my room at 6:30am and said "Mom, get up! It's Friiiiidaaaay!" Yes, he was very excited.

We got a ride up to Half Moon Bay with our good friend Mary and Livia and the car ride went pretty well. Once we got there...oh boy. I feel like I am my very own circus sometimes. Trying to watch and keep two wild boys in line is sometimes just too much for me. Here are a few of the events from those few hours:

Cam ate a handful of goat food that Maren gave him to feed the goats.

Ty tripped and scraped his finger. There was a hint of redness on the skin and he would not rest until he had a bandaid. Luckily there was a first aid lady from another group right there.

Cam went crazy when we were able to go into the goat pen. So many goats and so many tails to pull. There was a very pregnant goat laying on the ground and I told him he needed to be VERY careful by her and, of course, he ran right over to "snuggle" her. He fell in love and spent most of his time near her. He did, however, venture away from her in order to explore the body of another goat. He put his fingers in an unmentionable place and it made the goat VERY angry. I dont blame that poor little goat.

We got passes to go into the "fun zone" which had a few bouncy houses. The boys were in heaven. They could have stayed there for days.

Cam had a head-on collision with another little boy. It was totally an accident and they both just happened to jump right toward each other and they wacked heads and both fell backwards. The other little boy shrieked and screamed until his mom came into the house and got him. Cam was stunned for a minute and then laughed and said "Again!!". That is vintage Cam. Something might be wrong with him :)

We rode the train and both boys said "Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!!" the whole time. They loved it!

When we were looking for a couple little pumpkins for decorations the boys had such a hard time not picking up the pumpkins and throwing them. When I questioned Ty as to why he wasn't being obedient and he kept picking up the pumpkins he said "They look just like basketballs. And Cam keeps doing it. He is not setting a good example for me and so I just do it too!"

Some of our friends did pony rides while we were there. I let the boys choose when we got there if they wanted to do the fun zone or pony rides. Needless to say, it was quite the battle and there were many tears.

At the very end we decided to head out to the parking lot (in order to get away from the pony rides that were causing all the tears) to look at the horses out there. The horses were standing right by the fence and so we got to pet their noses. Cam kept putting his fingers right near the horses mouth and I kept telling him that it was too dangerous. But he insisted that the horse "lick" his fingers. Finally the horse gave a little chomp and Cam gave a little squeal. He pulled his fingers away and had a totally suprised look on his face as he angrily said "Horse bite!!" His fingers were okay and they were just a little red and smooshed.

Overall, it was a fun trip. Those little boys sure keep me on my toes, but I love them so much!

"Mom, are you kidding? You really want us to look at you when there are so many other things to look at??"

Ty was so sweet with the goats he kept peeking around and asking them all "How did you sleep last night?"

Cam gives great snuggles. Especially to pregnant goats.

Ride 'em cowboys

You can see his nasty cold sore. The rest of his face was pretty cleared up by this time, but he had them ALL over his face. Poor kid. He didn't eat much for almost a week!


  1. I can't stop laughing. Cameron is SUCH a wild man.
    I can't believe the story of him sticking his fingers in an "unmentionable" spot on that goat.
    Oh my word. Honestly. I am dying laughing.

    Love you guys! Keep up the good work with those darling, hilarious, energized boys!

  2. YESSS!!! I love when you post!

    This totally made my day and had me laughing all the way through! I can't believe how big Ty is... and Cam for that matter! They are so cute and the stories you have of them are absolutely hilarious! And I LOVE Tyler's excuse for being disobedient... "He is not setting a good example for me so I just do it too!" Such a classic line!

  3. Such cute pictures! And I think Ty looks so much like Scott! I love how much Cam loves the goats. When Bria sees an animal up close, she cowers behind my legs and won't get near them! Sounds like they are polar opposites. I love it!

  4. Oh wow Rach- you are SUPERMOM!! You are always so loving and cheerful- I think if I had posted this same event, it would have had a VERY different tone! hahaha- really I think you are so amazing that you take the boys to all these activities and work with them so much- it is hard work to do that and it really shows how self-less you are because it is really a drain on you the mama. I super love you! Your posts always make me laugh out loud too- really sometimes I think maybe they say and do these things to make all of us blog readers have a better day when we read your post!! =) Thank you so much too for the sweet compliments- you are so good at making me feel valued as a real person and not just a mother. Really. Also, I'm really serious about the felt food!! I just want to know what the boys would like best=) love you!