Old MacDonald Had A Farm!

This weekend was all about animals at the Dowdy house!  We actually had a weekend with absolutely nothing planned...which is a rare occurrence in our world.  Friday I was off work and we went to The Ark play area at First Baptist Church Coppell.  It is an amazing play area that is totally free!  Sorry...no pics of this one, I was too busy climbing and chasing Addison. 

Saturday we took an early nap then headed out to Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch.  It is a really neat wildlife center with lots of unique animals.  It is small but was the perfect size for Addison - we were there about 3 hours and she did not want to leave.  It is free for kids under 3, $8 for kids 3-12 years old and $10 for adults - so it's a pretty cheap day.  Some of the cool features are a 40 minute tractor ride where you visit and pet Clydesdale Horses, Zebras and Camels, Barrel Train Rides and Animal Shows.  Here are some pictures from our day:

Addison petting a Llama.

Addison on the Tractor Ride -with the Clydesdale Horses.

They breed unique animals here - this is a horse/zebra mix named Wild Thing.

Addison was scared to death of the camels.  She couldn't get far enough away.  I have to admit they are pretty ugly looking.

Addison said the bear was her favorite!  They have 2 black bears on the property.

This is the barrel train ride...as you can tell by the look on her face she had LOTS of fun!

We finished our night with a big pallet on the floor with lots of pillows and the movie "Babe."  I love family movie nights and this was the perfect ending to our fun day!

Addison is an outside girl and loves walking around our neighborhood.  We typically take a walk every night after dinner.  This morning we decided to take our dogs...I haven't attempted this before because they are the kind of dogs that really need a Cesar Millan intervention but we decided to try it.  This is her first time actually walking one of our dogs (the little one) and she did great.   Guess we will be taking them along more often.

Weekends never seem long enough especially when we have so much fun!  We are looking forward to Mike's 30th Birthday next weekend and Father's Day!
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