Finally found some time today while the kids were taking their afternoon nap, to make some headway into starting my business. This blog is step #1....took me long enough. It's not that I don't have the passion, I do! It's finding the time between, school drop off and pickup, keeping my body in shape, making healthy lunches and dinners, play-dates, trying to keep a somewhat of a clean house (I gave up on clean) and everything else that goes into being a suburban housewife.
This week the kids and I have had some time to discover new places and really spend time laughing and being silly with each other, minus all the running around. One day this week we discovered a Bay Area gem, Ardenwood Historic Farms http://www.ebparks.org/parks/ardenwood. This working farm is in Fremont, kind of bordering Newark. It was a cheap, educational and fun filled morning out! Driving up to the farm you see their vegetation areas, the girls were so excited to see real tractors (that's what happens when you have a NY transplant as a Mom)! We saw different animals ranging from rabbits to horses, and pigs to peacocks. The best was seeing the girls pump water up from the ground, they had a blast. We went on a Tuesday, which wasn't one of the best days to go. From Thursday-Sunday they have a train ride that goes to the other side of the farm, guided tours of the Victorian House on the premises, staff demonstrations of what life was like in the early 1900's. We are definitely going back on a different day to get the full experience.