Sunday, May 21, 2017

Petting Zoo!

The girls spent the night with us Friday night.  Our township library was having a petting zoo on Saturday, so we went and checked out the animals.

We started by petting this huge rabbit.


He was very patient and just laid there while all the kids were touching him.


Then we got to hold the baby bunnies.  They were a little squirmy, but Alaina just loved them.  We went back several times to hold different bunnies.


 Ruby preferred to pet the bunny that Alaina was holding.



There were little goats too.  They were awfully cute!






 Ruby liked holding the little chicks.



 Alaina loved them too.



There was even a duck!


In the middle of holding animals, this little boy started crying.  Ruby immediately knelt down and started patting his head and cheeks.  I think she likes babies more than animals!



 There was even a little calf and a baby horse.  They stayed in their cage, but the kids had fun petting them through the rails.



We ended our time by sitting on the statue in front of the library.  What a fun morning!

21 comments:

Heather said...

What a great idea! It looks like the girls had a great time. How sweet of Ruby to try and calm that little boy down. So cute!

Dianna said...

It looks as if the girls thoroughly enjoyed their morning! I love all of the things you find to do with them when you have them at your home over night. SO fun! And I loved how Ruby reached out to comfort the little guy that was crying. :) So sweet!

Simply Linda said...

Awwwwww...thanks for the smiles, Mari. Have a beautiful day.

Kerin said...


Cute idea to have a petting zoo, and I'm sure a fun time was had by all.
Your Grands are adorable, and have such sweet personalities. I'm sure you are very proud of them.

Sally said...

Such a sweet day for the girls, and for you also. Love the photos.

xoxo

Cheri Battjes said...

That is such a sweet moment with Ruby and the little boy. So glad you captured that!

Karen said...

The girls look so happy to be near all of those animals. What a great opportunity for them. Baby goats are just the cutest.

Changes in the wind said...

The girls are so cute and so sweet with the animals..

BCAUSEHELIVES.blogspot.com said...

What fun for the girls.....glad you got to spend the day with them.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Oh my goodness! Such sweetness in these pictures!

Laura said...

What a fun petting zoo! I'm sure they were excited they actually got to hold them! And I think you're right- Alaina loves animals, Ruby loves babies. :)

Carrie B. said...

Sorry MIA again a lot last week. Getting back on track. I love seeing your sweet Girls. They just make me smile. ;) And that Ruby with the gleam in her eye and her with that baby is beyond precious!! Maybe she needs a baby brother? Lol

Blessings on your week ahead dear Mari! xoxo

Terri D said...

Those two girls are so adorable. And Ruby!! For all of her tomboy bravado...she has such a sweet heart!! Alaina too, but look what Ruby did for that little baby!! Wow!

Patsy said...

How sweet , Ruby may end up like my Bennie. She maybe a whisperer.
Check my post for today.

Betsy Brock said...

Oh, that looks like fun! I could go there and spend a bit of time myself! haha. That Ruby...what a sweetheart. Looks like her attention worked!

Terri said...

Oh, that sweet little Ruby. What a precious picture!

Sandi said...

I like that statue!

Doris said...

Oh my goodness, those girls are so adorable! I'm with Ruby, I'd take a baby over an animal any day....although the animals are really cute too :)

LL Cool Joe said...

I always have mixed feelings about zoos. Although I'm not a massive fan of animals I don't like the idea of them being in cages, however well they are being looked after, but it is a lovely opportunity for children to pet them so at least they are getting love and attention!

Arlene Grimm said...

So precious...love Ruby's sweet heart.

Jenny said...

That picture of Ruby and the baby boy is amazing, Mari. The way his eyes are locked onto hers, and the distress on his face! She was comforting him big time, telling him not to be afraid. That's precious. Also I love Spots and Buckwheat (I adore goats) and the girls' braids! What a great time you all had. xoxo