Steppin’ Out {7}

I tried to talk E into going down to SubFest – the big carnival thing on base – on Saturday night but then he reminded me that actually, we HATE things like that. No parking, crowds, the kind of trashy people who don’t say “excuse me” when they knock your funnel cake out of your hands and force me to yell “Were you raised in a barn?!” at them. In other news, I am approximately 85 years old. Get off my lawn.

So instead, we skipped dinner in exchange for a trip to Cows & Cones, an adorable little farm with delicious ice cream and lots of animals – the perfect toddler date night.

Baby Caroline says "Girl, what is wrong with your hair?!"

I swear her face made out of molding clay.

He liked looking at the cows from far away the best.

Animal picture credit goes to E, who is taking a photography class as an elective


Evan calls them "sheep-baa", with the word and the sound as one thing. I don't discourage it.

The cow says moo, the sheep says baaa! Three singing pigs say LA LA LA!

I may have taken 45 pictures of the different colored chickens. I'm a little obsessed.

I told her if she walked, she could have ice cream. She tried reeeeeally hard.

I don't even care what those horizontal stripes are doing to my hips - it's like wearing a well-ventelated nightgown in public. SO COMFY.

On Caroline:
America’s Sweetheart Onesie – Gymboree
Birdy print skirt – Uff Da Designs

On Little Evan:
Shirt – Hand me down
Shorts – Osh Kosh
Shoes – Converse
Toddlers are extremely hard to photograph when they don’t want to be photographed

On Mama:
Nursing Tank – Target
Dress – Old Navy
Fake Wayfarers – Target
Necklace – Allora Handmade
Flippy floppies – Ancient and ratty but I love them

And for the record, I had delicious watermelon sherbet (which I shared with the toddler) and E had a sundae with white chocolate raspberry ice cream, caramel sauce & whipped cream. He wins.

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15 Responses to “Steppin’ Out {7}”

  1. No, no you say, that isn’t right! The pigs say oink all day and night.
    Isn’t it funny how Boynton books can get stuck in your head like a song. Or is that just me?
    I love your dress. I own three like it, but I almost never wear them because they have spaghetti straps. I miss the trend from the 90s of wearning sundresses over babyTs.

  2. raincheckmom says:

    Wise choices! I hate crowds too. And the sherbet must have been delish!

  3. merin says:

    Cora and I were just talking about Cows and Cones this morning! Well, I was talking and she was making animal sounds. Where are the pigs? Near the chickens or the nursery?

    • bebehblog says:

      By the chickens, sort of up the hill and behind them. They are the cutest pigs I’ve ever seen. I heard there was a rabbit somewhere too, but we didn’t find him.

  4. Cole says:

    Ice cream AND farm animals?! I wish there was a place like that close to us!

  5. molly says:

    I swear, you guys do the funnest stuff! You make our bounce house visits seem boring with all your cool places to visit!

    I super love that striped dress your wearing. I’m not sure I can pull off a max dress. I’m pretty short.

  6. Sarah says:

    Hey, Calvin has a diaper in that same birdie print! And you can come take pictures of our various colored chickens anytime. :)

  7. Amanda says:

    Fun, fun, fun! Cows & Cones will definitely be on our list for next month!

  8. Sarah-Anne says:

    gah, stop with the cuteness from ALL of you!! ;)

  9. jess craig says:

    that first pic is pretty awesome!

  10. Julie S. says:

    LOVE your dress. I am 5 ft tall on a good day so I am always jealous of those who can wear those dresses. And Ms. Caroline and Mr. Evan look adorable!

  11. Rachel says:

    Totally in love with this! All of it! Cows and Cones just SOUNDS cute!

    My son calls lambs (sheep?) “BAAAAA!!!!!” That’s right, he only yells the “name” of that anminal. All of the other animals are just spoken normally, but lambs are high octave, all the way! Heee-lar.

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