We started at Fun on the Farm which is a really cute exhibit that is supposed to teach them about how a farm works. They have to plant their crops, water them, and then pick the fruit. You also milk the cows, shear the sheep,and pick fruit from the trees. At each stop they get something to put in their basket. At the end they sell their "crops" at the farmers market and they get money to buy a rice krispie treat. It really is a SUPER cute exhibit,but all they really cared about was how much they could put in thier basket.It's a REALLY good thing Emmy didn't know about the rice krispie treat until the end.
From there we headed in to see the animals AND the airconditioning. (85 degree in march.. REALLY!) In the baby animal exhibit there was a cow named Rapunzel. You can guess where we spent all of our time there. That movie has taken over our lives. Then we actually waitedin line 15-20 minutes to pet two rabbits. Yeah, we didn't do that again. We decided to pet some more animals and headed to the petting zoo. usually petting zoo animals are so overfed they just sit there bloated. These were apparantley STARVING. They gave you food in ice cream cones and each animal had a tast for certain things. This llama literally stalked me the entire time we were inside trying to eat Emmy's ice cream cone. Emmy had the BEST time feeding and brusing the aminals. She has always LOVED animals,but she went nuts today. She hugged all of them,brushed them all,and fed them all piece by tiny piece of food. I didn't even ask her to hug these animals. That was ALL her. She even hugged the llama by herself. I'm not so excited about goat hugging, but at least she wasn't trying to lick them so I just let it go. She would've stayed in here all day.
Caroline wasn't so sure but she finally warmed up to this guy, who actually smiled for the picture.
I made the mistake of mentioning rides last night, so not matter how we tried I couldn't sneak out without riding at least one. We started out on the Wiggly Worm.
There was a LOT of squealing. Then we headed over to the Dizzy Dinos. I severly misjudged the line, so we decided to send the girls up the gigantic treehouse/huge slide combo. Emmy has been climbing the big slide at the jumpy place for over a year now, so she has no fear whatsoever. Poor Caroline got stuck halfway across the drawbridge =( She was screaming hysterically and the kids were all backed up behind her.When the guy came to get her the whole crowd started clapping for her. She did the rest of it though! Trooper!
After that fiasco we STILL had a while to wait in the Dizzy Dino line. We were amazed they were still awake at this point.They actually waited patiently with no complaining. We couldn't believe it so we had to take a picture.
The whole day was very fun, but NOTHING was better than this. I got to ride the Dizzy Dinos with the girls (and another little random girl) and they squealed and giggled the ENTIRE time. I am STILL smiling thinking about it.
We decided toend on a highnote and headed over for a Girl's dinner at Ruggles Green. Emmy looked like this in 45 seconds (not exaggerating.)Amazingly, they BOTH made it though dinner and even behaved SO nicely they got to decorate their cookies.