Today or was it yesterday [I can't remember] Sophia and I decided we were going outside to explore. We had a chicken coop to look at, kittens in the barn to check on, and a new alfalfa field to see.
We started on our journey outside and this is how it went....
We made it to the barn first which was top priority on our busy list of things to check on. Sophia ran ahead of me to check on her very special barn kittens who love the attention they get from her. She knows she has a very important job of checking on the food and water bowls. She also feels it's important to name and rename the kittens nearly everyday. She had all four named within minutes of looking at them starting with 'Princess' who was named 'Strawberry Shortcake' and 'Swirls' who was named 'Grey', and I can't remember the rest of the ever changing names, but I go along with it just to see the happy smile she has with each name she thinks up.
After the name changing was over I watched the kittens one-by-one jump around and play, making my day by listening to the sound of my three year old's laughter.
"Swirls" had fun playing with her cowgirl partner.
When we were done at the barn we moved on down the road until we made it to Sophia's Enchanted Castle. Her castle is a beautiful weeping willow tree which sets amongst a large wall of boulders she climbs on. All four kittens and all three dogs followed right along as if it were their castle too. Before we knew it we had all of the kittens in the tree jumping from branch to branch and all the three dogs on the ground looking up just waiting for one of the kittens to drop.
Boy was Lucy the dog happy to have one of her fury little friends down at her level. They can play for hours.
Somehow we never made it to see the chickens or the new alfalfa field, before we knew it, it was lunchtime!