Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fir Point Farm 2012

Rain or shine!  We made the trek to Fir Point Farm a few weekends ago.  I brought Jack last year and he absolutely loved it.  This is definitely a tradition that our family will keep.

It was pouring rain as Lynn (my mother-in-law), Jack, Cal and I made the trip down to Hubbard, Oregon.  It's only a 25 minute drive so it wasn't terrible.  When we pulled up to Fir Point, the rain had slowed to a drizzle.  We came prepared and I bundled up the kiddos in coats, hats, gloves and boots for Jack.  I even wore my super cool tomato hat.

With Cal in the Ergo and Jack holding hands with Nana, off we went.  The rain had stopped by the time we sloshed through the paths to see the animals.

We saw goats, bunnies, chickens and pigs.  Jack had a blast feeding the goats and wanted to keep throwing food their way.  The sheeps' names were Shrek and Fiona.  Jack was very confused because he knows what the real Shrek looks like and it isn't like the dude below.

Cal enjoyed the view over my shoulder.  He just sat content and happy the entire visit.

Last year, Jack was afraid of Hazel's Nut House.  It's a little log cabin with the floor filled with hazelnuts.  They are a good 6 inches deep.  This year?  He loved it!  We all climbed in and tromped around and had a blast.

There weren't pony rides this year.  The farm is under new ownership so a few things had changed.  Last year Jack's favorite activity was sliding down the big slide over and over and over and over........This year?  Not so much.  He was afraid of how high it was even with help and he wouldn't slide down.

Instead we enjoyed a lovely hayride.  We enjoyed each other, the views of the pumpkin fields and samples of the fresh apple cider donuts.

This child couldn't stuff donuts in his mouth fast enough.

Among the highlights of the trip in Jack's opinion were the giant Noah's Ark and the bounce house!  A little running off of some energy is always good.

After a trip to the farm store for some donuts to take home, we drove back towards the city.  We stopped for lunch at McDonald's where Jack proceeded to get stuck in the Play Place.  He was scared to climb back down and just stayed there.  Since there were no other kids around to help, guess who had to climb their fat butt into the structure?  I kept praying it wouldn't collapse under my weight.

We had a great time at Fir Point Farm and will definitely be going back next year.  I just hope they bring back the pumpkin donuts next time!  

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