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Fun on a Farm

by Juliemara
11.9.12

It’s no secret that I like farms, I’d move to one in a heartbeat if I could and spend my days tending the gardens, handing the wash on the line and ideally riding horses with my girls. My husband doesn’t like horses, he would be tending to the livestock…

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Ok enough of dreaming in lala land, I work in an office as does my husband and we live just a few steps from our neighbors is our suburban neighborhood, it’s a great place to be, it’s just fun to dream a little.

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Since we can’t actually like and work our own farm at this pint in our lives we like to visit them as often as possible and lucky we live in Georgia so there are thousands of family farms within an hour or two of the city. Many of which while were once thriving agriculture businesses have seen hard times in the last decade with several years in a row of drought combined with a bad turn in the economy. In an effort to make it through these hard times many of these farms turned to AgriTourism. They opened their farm to the public, people like me who find being in the country on the wide open spaces of farm fields calming and rejuvenating.
Similar to the apple orchard we visited a few months back, this past weekend we visited Southernbelle Farms in McDonough, Georgia. Jimmy and Kathy Carter have transformed thier once largley cropgrowing farm into endless family fun with a corn maze, bounce mound and bounch house, a play ground animals to pet, pig races and more. It’s a big open space perfect for letting your little ones run wild on a early fall day.

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Our Friends and their son Jack who is just a few months older than the girls met us for a day at the farm.

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The bounce mound was so much fun and we had it all to ourselves.

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Then it was time for a lemonade break, the girls loved their first taste of homemade lemonade.

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Up next was the corn house, like sand but not as sticky and fun to play in. The only problem was there was corn all down babies diapers!

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The horses and goats were also a big hit.

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There was a hayride and lunch and cow train! We could have spent a whole other day there but babies only last so long. We will certainly be visiting again next year.

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Halloween with one year olds!

by Juliemara
11.1.12

20121031-223248.jpgWe had such a fun night celebrating Halloween with our girls and our friends. Our good friends were so sweet to host the get together at their house. The fun started around five getting everyone into their costumes.

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20121031-223204.jpgWe had our two little watermelons of course,

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My sister stopped by with her kids to see the girls, it was a fun surprise. My niece was Repunzal and my nephew was a sumo wrestler.

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Once the rest if the dads arrived we gave the kids some snacks and headed out.

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Livia’s grandma made sure to take about 1000 pictures of her dirt granddaughter.

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There weren’t too many trick or treaters out before sunset but to was fun to take an evening walk with the girls since its not often we get to do this.

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But it was fun to walk around the neighborhood and look at all the decorations.

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20121031-223446.jpgthe girls had fun discovering pumpkins

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After the trick or treating fun we headed back to our friends house and all had dinner together.

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Once the babies fell asleep we ate all the candy they collected.

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