For Aubrey’s actual birthday celebration, we wanted to plan a family day. Jon and I both took the day off (well, I took the first part of it off) and we started bright and early with a trip to IHOP for some pancakes before heading out to Moorpark to the Underwood Family Farm. Since the day before was a bit on the crisp side, I brought her brand new rain boots to stomp around in. And I must say, she was just about the cutest thing ever.
The farm offers a lot of free things for the kids to do – animals to see & feed including different birds, llamas, and horses, as well as machine equipment to climb on and through.
You can also buy tickets for some of the activities including this fun cow train. It took us all through the different parts of the working farm where you can “pick your own” according to what is in season. I saw a bunch of different types of berries, fruit trees, nut trees, and everything was lined with sunflowers!
There is also a small petting area set up with lots of goats. Jon went in with Aubrey and I hung out to take photos and keep an eye on Luke. She spent a lot of the beginning time talking to some of the goats in the shade.
Then there was a small group and she was watching as one of them pooped, and I could hear her yelling “NO NO NO!” to them. Hilarious. I guess she should have told them where the potty was? There were 2 baby goats and I loved her interact with one of them. She pet it for awhile, walked alongside it, and when it ran off – she chased behind it.
That might be my most favorite photo of her. She has pure joy written all over her face. She had so much fun and such a short trip from our home. It will be so nice going one time to “pick our own” fruits! I know there are a few cherry farms closer to us, but this had such a wide range of nuts, fruits & veggies. Admission was low cost and this is a great trip for families! There were a few schools there as well. During the Harvest Season (October) they also have bands and other activities available on the weekends. Since we went on a Monday, there wasn’t as many activities. There was still plenty to keep this 2 year old active and engaged for quite some time!