I fell in love with an old rustic iron patio set from the 50's. It was a perfect background for pictures! I could just see all three of my adorable kids sitting on the swing and smiling their perfect little smiles while I clicked away. Of course, I would have to snap the pictures there, because I could never afford what they were asking for it. So, I excitedly grabbed all my unsuspecting little ones and proceeded to frantically take pictures. But, it didn't quite turn out the way I imagined. The twins staged a dramatic protest and in the end, the only half-way decent picture I got was one I bribed Thaddeus to sit for me.
They had a petting zoo there and the kids went crazy over the bunnies. Boston kept calling his a kitty and he didn't want to let it go.
Astair loved the baby chicks.
Joel and I still dream of living on a couple acres of land, complete with our own little petting zoo. I'm sure we'll have it one of these days. I want my kids to have the kind of childhood freedom that I had. The room to explore and be wild, while learning responsibility as well. But for now, I am very content with what I have... and what I don't have! There are plenty enough responsibilities as it is!