When we got up this morning the children were begging to play in the lake, but I had other plans. We are way out in the country, so it was high time for a lil’ excursion to a farm. The closest pick your own place is just 45 minutes away, but we didn’t have a cell service and I don’t know how it is my fault that I can’t find a place without GPS. The farm was just perfect when we finally got there, though.
The photographer I hired was a bit testy about being kept waiting, so we didn’t have time to pick any peaches. I quickly spiffed the kids up and we had a lovely time being photographed in the orchards.
We had to do another quick change into “cowboy” duds for a few shots in the hayloft too. I loved some of those shots.
The trip home took less than two hours but I was exhausted from all of the time I spent preparing and organizing this special day for my family. A mommy’s work is never done though. Starling was upset that she didn’t get to pick anything or pet the baby animals they had at the farm. There just wasn’t any time! She and I wandered over to a neighbor’s garden while they were out and picked all of their beautiful ripe tomatoes. I am sure they would want a sweet lil’ girl like Starling to have some tomato water with dinner!
Wow, vacations are exhausting for us hard working mamas. I have more fun up my sleeve for tomorrow too.