Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Fritz Petting Farm!

This wasn't our 'normal' Quad Wednesday but I DID get to meet up with Amber and the kids at Fritz Petting Farm here in Irving. It first opened in 1970 and is one of the few places in Irving that hasn't changed much over the years.

All four of my children and now all of my grandchildren have visited here.

I love seeing the kids all lined up!
They were watching a lizard!

Here's the beautiful Quad Mom and her girls.
They took right up with these little goats!
I can't wait to take them down to the ranch!
My step son has goats, peacocks, ducks, geese, chickens, roosters, horses - you name it!

They were waiting to see the pony - he's 20 years old and may well be the same pony Amber saw on her last visit here as a child!

We petted all the critters and had a picnic lunch.

I'm glad I got to see the kids for a little while today!

Harrison wanted me to go home with him - but I had to get back to Granddad!

Monday night I overheard Kailey praying for him before she went to bed.

I was back home by 1:00 and we spent a very quiet day.
We watched 3 TV programs!
Have you seen Proof on TNT? It's a new show and we are enjoying it.
Thought provoking - even though we already strongly believe in life after death.
Then there was Major Crimes and Rizzoli and Isles to round out our viewing.

I couldn't believe I was preparing a salad supper at 5:00!!!
Louis Dean took a hot bath and has been in bed since 7:00.

I have been outside pulling weeds and watering plants and walking Lucy.

I spied this fellow out on the kitchen pond.

He's pretty ugly, I must say!
I will be listening for him on these summer nights.
But not on THIS June night.
I am just about to head to bed myself.
My coffee is fixed and ready to turn on in the morning and the alarm is set for 4:30 am.
I set our clothes out and have my bag ready - because you KNOW I am a Bag Lady and take one with me everywhere I go! Water, a new book, a sweater - hospitals are cold - and other little odds and ends that I just MIGHT need!!

I thank you all for the prayers you have said for Louis Dean.
He does, indeed, feel like a special guy!
Now! Let's get this surgery DONE!!!


  1. Prayers for Louise Dean...and for you too the photos of the Quads...Lucas loves the petting zoo...we almost went today...

  2. Prayers and best wishes for Louis Dean and you. Take care of yourself too during his recovery. Its hard on you too. Positive thoughts your way

  3. Prayers for L.D. and for you! May he recover quickly and fully with no pain. Please keep us informed.

  4. I love reading your story! Prayers for L.D, I know he will feel so much better when this is all over and done.

  5. Keeping you both in my prayers for all to go well tomorrow!

  6. Linda, I know you are ready....I always got things laid out for Don when we had those early hospital appointments. A new book is always a must. I know hundreds of prayers are going up....mine and Don's included. Will be looking forward to update.

    The petting Zoo looks so cute and those four are so adorable and getting so big and changing so much. You sure look cute in the picture.

    Sending love and hugs.

  7. Your grandkids are cute :)

    Yea we love to visit petting zoo and petting farm too. It;s good exposure for the kids

  8. Prayers and hugs for LD and you. I will keep you in my thoughts tomorrow.
    Love Joy

  9. Is that a frog in your fountain? He sure is an ugly fellow. Glad the squads got to go to the petting farm. They are always fun to visit. Praying for LD and for you. I know things will go fine.

  10. Good Luck to LD today. Sending prayers all goes well and he is up walking doing all his usual things in no time at all. Sherri

  11. Sending you prayers and comfort for your sweet husband and for you also Linda. Surgery and hospital stays are rather taxing...take good care. Blessings!

  12. Prayers coming your way, Linda!!!

  13. thinking o fyou today and praying for both of you... i love the pic of the quads waiting to see the pony, so sweet and they get more beautiful every day

  14. Prayers going up for you both this morning. Linda, I am a bag lady as well. When Marvin had his knee replaced, I had a pretty Vera Bradley bag packed full of anything I thought I might need at the hospital. I look forward to hearing that all went well.

  15. You and your sweetie are in my prayers and and blessings...I feel he is in good hands.....

  16. oops...
    P.S. I am so in love with your painting in your header..

  17. Will be happy for all when it is over. Hope the time passes fast and all goes well.

  18. Praying all goes well with Louis Dean's surgery!


  19. That frog does not look real! Good luck with surgery and have fun with recovery. Maybe....

  20. Catching up with all your news and discovering that Louis Dean has an operation coming up - in fact may already have had it? Sending him all good wishes from Scotland - and you too!

  21. Linda, I think LD may have had his surgery today. Hug him for all of us out here in blog land...We are praying for both of you. Love you guys, xoxo,Susie

  22. I thought the frog was a stone. Love the pictures of the kids
    Continued prayers for LD as he recovers