The SoT family took a field trip on Friday to the outskirts of Raleigh to see some living, breathing farm animals. The cool part was that not only did they have the farm animals there for the viewing and petting, but they had adult and baby versions of said animals. So Marlie got to pick up a chick, pet a baby goat, see a two-week-old calf, and stare lovingly at a foal. I don't know if I've mentioned before that Marlie has been learning sign language since she was no more than six months old. So she spent much of the day saying what the animal was, flashing its sign, and then imitating what the animal says. Not bad for 20-month-old kid, I must say.
While she may not appear all that happy in the photo above sitting next to the goofball that is her father, in reality she's staring at a line of tractors that had been set up for the kids to climb into. In fact, out of all of the things to see, the tractors came in a close second as far as her enjoyment, just below the free ice cream she received at the end of the tour.
For a video of Marlie checking out turkeys and chickens, go here.