JR has been home with me for just over two weeks now, and we’re enjoying ourselves in our lovely little basement apartment. Our roommates continue to be very friendly and accommodating – thanks Grandma and Grandpa! I’m teaching JR all the quirks of living in my small town. He’s been to Buehler’s several days in a row now, and he’s quite used to running into relatives there. He knows my order at the Dairy Queen, and his reaction to seeing Amish buggies has calmed down a bit.
We’re both getting a little bit stir crazy waiting for the baby to arrive. We had really nice weather this weekend and JR asked me to look into local attractions in the Orrville area. Ha! Maybe he’s not adjusting as well as I thought. Yesterday we went to the fairgrounds (mmm, Lerch’s donuts and fresh squeezed lemonade) for the Wayne County Home and Garden Show. Today we drove down into Amish country and visited Rolling Ridge Ranch – it’s a big animal farm that lets you feed the animals directly from the wagon. Those animals are crazy! They come right up to the wagon and bury their noses in the bucket of feed you are desperately trying to hold on to, while avoiding the hot breath and slobber from the animal. There were water buffalo, camels, deer, elk, pigs, zebras, ostriches, kangaroos, and zedonks – a cross between a zebra and a donkey, who knew?
Who knows what other wild and crazy activities we’ll try out in Orrville before this baby arrives.