This weekend, we took Alyssa to two different farms to see some cows and horses. Yes, there are farms in the middle of big cities in Texas!
She had seen them in her books many times, and I made the sounds for her to know what they sound like. Plus, some of her toys make some odd sounding animal sounds. However, I figured what would put things into perspective better than taking her to see some real animals.
When she was 11 months old, she rode a pony, but I don't think she grasped the concept at that age. A couple of months ago, we took her near some cows, but she wouldn't even look at them.
She's now 16 months old, and I thought this would be fun!!
The Cows were first. There was only one by the fence, but I thought that was good enough. Within 2 minutes, there were 5 and then there were about 20 cows all right there in under 10 minutes. It's like they had never seen a person before, much less a child.
I could not get them to moooo no matter how many times I moo'd at them. Oh well...
Next, we took her to see some horses. The horses were much prettier than the cows and we got a little closer to them. One even neighed at one of the other horses and Alyssa thought that was very cool.
Here are some more pictures of our advanture that day. All in all, we're talking less than an hour, but it sure wore her out, she took a very long nap that day!
We'll probably have to stop by more often since she had so much fun... If you're ever trying to think of a cheap activity for your kids, this should be on your list!