Saturday afternoon we headed out to Top Fun Ranch to check out the Christmas festivities. I know the family that runs it from MCA and was so excited to finally get a peek at their property since I've been hearing about it for years... I mean... they have ZEBRAS! :)
Our first stop was Santa's workshop...
One of the sweet girls offered to take our picture and we jumped on the chance :)
When I teach probabilities to my PreAlgebra kids in April I'm going to use use "the chances of getting 5 people to smile in one picture" example. Spoiler alert - the answer is "approaching zero" ;) hahaha
The kids made ornaments...
... and then we hit up our first bounce house.
Mason was the only one who wanted to have his face painted and while he was being worked on, Luke wrote a letter to Santa (and how fun is it that he'll get a letter from Santa in return?!?!)
He asked for Science stuff, Minecraft legos and $300 in cash ;)
Dropping his letter into the mailbox. SO CUTE!
Mason is done!!! Right after I took this picture he wiped his nose all the way up to his forehead.
I. Can't. Even.
We had pizza fresh from the pizza oven (Holy, yum!)...
And played with Piggles the pig before taking a hayride.
I don't have tons of experience with pigs - but Piggles was by far the sweetest pig I've ever been around. hahaha
Ready to see some animals!
They had sheets with pictures of and information about all of the animals we were about to see. This was RIGHT up Luke's alley.
GG reading up on the animals :)
... and these antelope that jump straight up in the air. So cool! (see it jumping???)
I should have paid better attention, but the boys LOVED it when Brad got out of the jeep to get this guy to stand up... and then he pooped (the animal, not Brad. hahaha)
Several types of deer and the remnants of the pumpkin patch they hosted this Fall for a charity that sends kids to summer camp.
I could look at these piggies all day ;)
At the end of the ride Griffin got chilly and wanted to snuggle. Anytime, sweet girl, anytime.
After the hayride we got to go in the hangar and check out their big game collection. Neither Dave or I grew up around hunting, so it was interesting to us to hear some of the details of big game hunting.
The kids loved getting to be so close up to the animals and it was neat for them to hear about how the hunts provide so much for the villages that the family supports.
This is kind of where the wheels fell off our little family adventure. We told the kids they cold pick a cookie, and they had JUST come out of the oven. The boys understood that Daddy was holding them so they could cool off, but Little Miss did NOT understand.
Exhibit A. And yes, I took a picture. Because as the mom of toddlers, sometimes all you can do is laugh and take photographic proof of their toddlerness to show them when they're adults :)
I thought we had it together enough to stop at this ADORABLE blue truck on our way out...
... but I thought wrong :)
Note to self - stop here first (and not an hour past nap time) next time we go.
The funniest part of the cookie debacle is that we gave Griffin her cookie when she got in the car, but she fell asleep before she even ate it. Poor baby girl!
All three asleep when we pulled back in the driveway. WINNING!
It was a fantastic afternoon at Top Fun Ranch and I just wish we'd had a chance to go earlier in the season.
If you're local, they're open this Wednesday and Santa will actually be flying in between noon and one! HOW COOL IS THAT?!?!?!
For more info you can check out their Facebook Page HERE.
Also - don't forget that tomorrow is our last Show and Tell Tuesday of 2015! We'll be sharing about the best gift we've ever received and I'll be spilling the beans on Show and Tell Tuesday for 2016!
Happy Monday, friends!!!