clutching a bouquet of new pencils
Instead of planning a theme party based on princesses or ponies, I found myself making meatballs.
We use this recipe.
My girl wanted meat for her birthday. Meat, as well spaghetti, pickles, and ice cream sandwich cake ("with chocolate hearts on top"). So, that's what we had.
It was Jamey's idea to end the weekend with a drive out to our friend's sheep farm. He was there, doing his evening chores. He invited us to join him after he introduced us to the newest addition to his flock- a three day old lamb named Oreo. We walked through the pasture as he opened and closed gates, the sheep following his call knowing that he would lead them to a dinner of grain.
Sadie wasn't too sure of the llamas that watched us like hawks. Our friend assured us they are friendly. Sam was super brave as one walked right up to him (and our friend) to sniff them out. He keeps two llamas in with the flocks. They deter predators, becoming very protective over their sheep and are even known to stare down ewes that are bullying newcomers.
And we luv you, Sadie girl.