We live in the city. Well, not downtown like we use to but pretty close (6 miles north of downtown). We also live in a building therefore my children do not have a lot of 'green space' around them. Sure we have parks, Greenlake is very close (3/4 of a mile) and we have a little playground/park that is only two blocks away. But we do not have country.
There is a little park in Bellevue called Kelsey Creek it has a lot of open green space and it has a playground but what is really cool is that it has animals. Farm Animals. It is really nice to be able to go to a place where the kids can run around, see the animals and learn about a farm. It seems kind of silly but when your kids are total city kids this makes for a great experience.
The kids love the big pig but at the same time are afraid of Joy (the pig's name). Max thinks the sheep and the goats are hilarious and Madeleine thinks they are all 'doggies'. The horses and the cow haven't been too personal with us but we will keep trying. We love the chickens and the bunnies, who never fail to amuse us.
Madeleine getting pretty close.Max posing for the camera with the sheep. This one seems to have a genuine affection for Max, we are thinking that perhaps he smells like hay or something.