Friday, June 18, 2010

Alpaca Farm!!!

This morning Milo and I joined some friends from Mothers & More and went to Once Upon an Alpaca farm here in South Bend. Milo had a great time until he got too hot, hungry, and thirsty. We ended up leaving a little early because of his attitude, but once he cooled down and ate and drank, he was back to being a happy boy and wanting to go back to the farm (another day, maybe). Right before we left, the kids were waiting in line to be able to walk an alpaca around an obstacle course. Ethan's alpaca decided to take off across the yard, pulling Ethan behind him, making us all laught! I think Ethan is 7, so he was holding on by himself, but it was quite a sight.

Milo being cute and staying cool under a tree. The poor kid got so hot he was a big sweaty mess. One friend asked me if I had poured water over him to keep him cool, unfortunately I had not...

Remember, these are in backwards, so this is an alpaca FINALLY eating the pellets out of Milo's hands. Milo LOVED it!!! The funny thing is right before he laid down for his nap he was talking to Jesse on the phone, telling him about feeding the alpaca. Jesse asked him what he fed it and Milo said, "food". I started laughing because to Milo, that's what it was. To us adults, it's a smarty-pants answer.

A funny smile, but Milo was happy to show me the alpaca food in his hands. He seriously held it for about 5 minutes before an alpaca came up to eat from him.

While waiting in line to get the food, Milo showed me how to hold his hands. I'm honestly surprised he didn't tell me that he would hold it, "nice and carefully" like he says about a lot of things.

Waiting to go in the pen. Milo ran up to the fence and this one alpaca was very interested in Milo, they're actually at eye level!

We were able to try and get pictures of the kids with an alpaca. The owner had put this one's head down by Milo's, but I wasn't quick enough to get a picture. I like the look on Milo's face, that's why this one is in here.

Enjoying petting the alpaca. It had just moved away as I took this picture. They're fast little boogers.

A successful picture of Milo petting her/him! This one LOVED being pet, it even stuck it's head out and was rubbing on Milo's head!

Playing in the pool the other day. He cracked me up because he kept this position for over a minute while getting a drink from the pool. I thought it was a split second thing and once I realized he was holding it, I was able to get out the camera and snap this.

This is the only time we were able to go strawberry picking this year. :( Oh well, he wasn't as amused as he was last year. He ate just a few while we were picking and then just kept telling us he wanted to go home. Maybe next year he'll be into it again.

I had another doctor's appointment yesterday afternoon and everything seems fine, the heartbeat was good. My next appointment is July 15th, and I'll take the next 1-hour glucose test...

Have a great weekend and Father's Day!


  1. AMAZING strawberry photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Thanks for posting about your event. We guess you'll be crossing "feed an alpaca" off your summer bucket list now!

  3. So cute!! It looks like they kids had so much fun!! We were very sad we couldn't make it!!