Thursday, May 24, 2007

a yay day

Love that term dani!!
I for one, definitely had one.

Went with the twins to their last field trip of the year to the Experimental farm. The kids had been studying farm animals for weeks and even witnessed chicks hatching in their own classroom. So they were psyched. And so was I :)

From boarding the big yellow school bus and singing all the way there, following our guide around from here to there and marveling at the beauty of baby animals, having moments of intense mother's pride when MY little ones would ask smart well-thought out questions or blowing us away with their answers AND having warm little hands holding mine all the time. It was wonderful. All of it. Moments to cherish.

In the evening, went to big sis first soccer game of the season (a mixed team of 12-13 year olds). Hubby is coaching so the twins and I sit on the sidelines. Couldn't get over how much the girls have grown over the past year! Big sis looked like a giant out there compared to the younger girls. Was a great game, great plays, great weather. A blissful suburban evening at the park followed by ice cream treats :)

Looking forward to many more days like this. They're the ones that make the gloomy ones vanish into thin air.


andrea from the fishbowl said...

I have to get us to the farm ASAP. We haven't been in aaaaages. All those cute hooved critters and the smell of fresh critter poop. Glorious.

You know, if the wind is blowing just right, we can smell the farm from our house. Seriously! Ottawa is so great. How many cities have a big farm smack dab in the middle of them?

BeachMama said...

We love the farm too! Funny we wanted to go this week, but it just didn't work out and with it being so hot yesterday and today, there was no way I was going to sneeze my way through the stalls :).

Your soccer game night sounded so fun. I do miss going to A's games in the summertime, he doesn't play anymore, which is too bad.

DaniGirl said...

I'm so excited - Tristan's class is going on a field trip to the Farm early in June, and I think I will be able to volunteer. I'm so glad you had a great day!!

nancy said...

Sounds like a great day. I always admire how much you cherish every moment with your kids. A Yay Day indeed!