Amanda and her boys came up for a visit this weekend so we could make our annual trek to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, New York. Normally, we would not have dragged two babies on such an excursion, but there were no babysitters available this time, so we had to bribe Moose with hot dogs and carousel rides. He was a little whiny but we all survived.
It all started out with the usual pretty knits and yarns.
But this year there was some very cute artwork as well.
And look who we met!!!! It's Stephanie Pearl-McPhee of The Yarn Harlot fame! She signed our books for us while we told her how much we love her writing.
And then she asked to see what the boys were wearing.
Handmade by their mommy Amanda. And their hats had googly eyes too.
Moose was excited to see all the artisans at work. This lady was needle felting animal figurines.
And this lady was spinning yarn. Notice how Moose was concentrating.
He also enjoyed watching this man make woven pictures.
We stopped to look at the fish in the pond but Leo was looking at something else.
As busy as the festival was Moose found time to stop and smell the roses... or ageratum actually.
Moose enjoyed petting the sheep.
And checked out the angora bunnies.
I think the sign on the pen said this sheep was a Cormo. I love the bangs!
The alpaca were out for a walk but Moose didn't want to get too close. The last time he tried to pet a llama it tried to eat his hair!
We got caught in a sudden downpour of rain and ducked under the carousel for a bit of a ride to stay dry.
We got back home just in time for a quick visit with Uncle Drew before he had to run. I think he's giving Leo the rules about not spitting up on his clothes. LOL!
I am glad we had this visit even though it was a short one.
And I think the boys are glad to be going home tomorrow. I have been showering them with kisses until they can't stand it anymore!