…..began last Sunday with a call from Sandie Girl who casually mentioned there was a petting zoo later that day. What???? Where? When? I’m coming over!
There is an amazing children’s school right around the corner from the Reilly’s and they were having a ‘Fall Festival’ which included a petting zoo. That was all I needed to hear as the last time I played in one was with Charles when we went to a ‘Heifer International’ event in Beverly Hills. That was really memorable as I had instructions to ‘catch a chicken’ so Charles could capture the moment of this ‘city girl’s’ bravery! By the way, I love supporting Heifer International and if you haven’t heard of it…..find out about the wonderful things you can be a part of at www.heifer.org
You can send something as small as a flock of chickens for $20.00 or as large as a whole ‘Ark’ to a needy family.
On to the petting zoo……
Who doesn’t love a goat?
….and petting one is the best!
…..but feeding one is even better!
Let’s hear it for the potbellied pig!
Wondering…would Kita take kindly to a bunny?
Old MacDonald had a farm……
It was difficult dragging myself away but I thought it best to meet up with Sandie in the sandbox where Jakey was being amazing on the slide and various apparatus.
Back at the Reilly’s where the men are watching some guy thing on TV…….lots of muscle stuff…..
Jakey showed me the table dad Nick had made for his train…..
….and I got a peek into the office where I spied some Nan Rae art…..
Meanwhile, in the kitchen, Sandie was studying an Ina Garten recipe for Crispy-Mustard Roasted Chicken….
This is the cutest!
Meanwhile, I was given the assignment of turning this into something…….
Ta da! Slices of alternating pear, heirloom tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella with cantaloupe in the center and chopped basil sprinkled about. Finished with a drizzle of EVOO and Balsamic vinegar. This would have been perfect if I added a sprinkle of sea salt but I’ve gotten so used to not using it that I forgot!
Mom Melissa with baby Noah and ‘growing up fast’ Jakey!
Jakey shows off his Thanksgiving gift for the Reilly’s!
And I get a chance to see all of Sandy’s beautiful needlepoint from Christmas’ past. Amazing!
May all your days be perfect!