Picture overload. We were here for five hours. I was snappin' away!
We were at this place for about 20 min's and we almost didn't make it. In my mind we were back in the car making the hour drive home.
The bees were swarming our applesauce, which made Nora flinch and spill the applesauce all down her shirt, which made the bees swarm her (and by swarm I mean there were 15-20 bees in our picnic area at one time between our group of three families...that is A LOT of large honey bees. LARGE. and aggressive. and stressful.
After a few minutes of FREAKING out by all we headed to the car to eat and ditch the coolers because the bees felt the need to swarm the coolers after we got smart and threw the applesauce away.
I gotta tell ya. I'm OVER the bugs/fly insects in this part of the country. FYI to everyone here that has not lived in another place for a while...this is ridiculous, you are justified to be annoyed.
An hour later (after the bee incident) I had a gnat in my eye that took me about 30 min's to extract and then my eye watered for the next hour or two...a.nnoy.ing.
We have been stung, bitten, swarmed and 'gnattified' (if you live here, you know what I mean by that) one too many times this year. Someone get this girl back to Colorado. Ugh.
Good news though. After a little down time and purposeful silly time with mommy in the car, everyone cooled down, got brave, full, sugared up and we headed back to the farm.
And boy am I glad we did.
It was an adorable little farm...reminded me of our Nebraska time SO much!
If you don't count the bees (which was justified) there were ZERO melt downs. Almost no complaining and a whole ton of fun.
I am not lost on how blessed of a phase we are in right now. We have not always been such an easy group to take on outings and we may not always be either, but right now? Right now is beautiful and I'm eating it up!!!