Sunday, June 1, 2008


Today was a beautiful day outside here in Sunny CA.

My great niece, Trinity, spent the night with me and all day today. Early this morning she went swimming in our back yard. Then she came in and got dressed. I told her I was going to take her to a petting zoo/farm where I thought it would be fun for her to have her birthday party this year.

So Trinity, my sister Pat and I drove to San Juan Capistrano which is about 30 mins. from where we live.

We parked the car and started to walk down the way to the petting zoo. But first we came across a darling shop that had some pretty flowers, fountains and bird baths.

I thought this little hidden get away look so relaxing.

This fountain sounded so peaceful.

I love this little hanging bird bath. The shop had a plant in it so sadly the birds couldn't go in it.

Then off to the petting zoo we went. You could buy carrots, lettuce and other animal food to feed all the sweet animals.

So we feed this BIG black cow. Her friends call her Cookie. She loved the carrots and could eat tons of them.

Then this guy popped his head up and over the fence. Who would have thought he would eat carrots, but he did! In fact he pulled my whole basket of carrots towards him and took a big mouth full. He was a little piggy. But very cute. I love his eyes. There was a big area full of these little wild ones and bunnies everywhere. This was the most popular place with all the kids. They loved being able to pick them up, pet them and feeding them. No one wanted to leave. While Trinity was sitting here she looked up and said "I'm in heaven!" She even turned down riding the horses just so she could stay here and play with all her new friends. She wanted to take this little guy home. Someday, maybe, she can have one of her own! Just not today.
This mama just had two babies before we got there.
She was still cleaning them up. The little ones were trying to walk. They had pretty shaky legs though.
This was the first time I had seen a baby goat this young. They were just darling!

Well, we were finally able to tear Trinity away from all the animals after spending hours there. I think she would have been happy if she could have spent the night there.

We went out to lunch then headed home. We really had a wonderful day. Trinity was so good. Then again, she is always good.

Her Daddy just came and picked her up. Boy the time went by fast. Guess that's always a sign of having fun huh?

Going to San Juan Capistrano made me want to go back. I used to go there all the time. I would meet my brother, Gene, there and we would go to lunch then walk around the shops or go to a movie. The movie theater is no longer there but the building is. Just going by there made me think about all the memories we shared.

I'm going to see Gene tomorrow. I'll have to tell him about our day. I miss him. I have not seen him since last Tues. I'm hoping to see some great progress in his recovery.

Well, I hope you all also had a fun weekend.

Hugs to everyone!



Donna Lynn said...

It looks like you guys had a great day! What fun it is for everyone to go pet the animals...

Glad your going to be seeing Gene, tell him HI and kiss him for me!
Donna Lynn

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Joanne!
What a fabulous day you all had! Trinity is so darling, I love the photo of her holding the guinea pig and the animals are all lined up next to her. How cute! I'm glad you had such a good day of fun!!

Please tell Gene I said HI! and that he is always in my prayers!

Hugs, Sherry

Anonymous said...

Oh, Joanne, it looks like you had the most fun day! What a doll Trinity is! She is a (litle) gal after my own heart saying that she was in heaven in that setting. I would have to agree :) Wow, you live near such a well known area, San Juan Capistrano! It must be beautiful there! What a lovely shop, and what sweet memories of you and Gene. I pray that you'll see lots of progress when you visit him... Donna

Michele said...

Joanne, your day sounds like such a wonderful treat for all of you!! Trinity looked so cute holding that guinea pig, and I loved her comment about being in heaven. So cute!!! I'm glad it was such a great day and that you all had fun. I'm sure Gene will love hearing about it and seeing the pictures!!


Glenda said...

What a great bonding experience you had there. I loved to take my son to the petting zoo's. You don't get much experience with farm animals in the city.
I enjoy going to places that have a wonderful place to sit and listen to the water. I wish I had a fountain.

Say hello to Gene when you see him.


kelly said...

this is a favorite spot of ours too. it's fun to come across a fellow oc gal.