Since, financially, things are really tight for our family right now (we are still paying off the adoption), we were extremely grateful when our friend Christine gave us tickets to attend Bit of Hope Ranch's Hoof-tober event.
Bit of Hope Ranch is a nonprofit that helps broken children and families. According to their website, they have "offered over 3000 hours of service to disadvantaged and at-risk children in our community." To find out more about them, here is a link to their website:
Since there was a costume contest Cava wore his Spiderman suit (as if he needed an excuse) and Benjamin went as Sherlock Holmes. It being in the low 50's, Spiderman decided to wear his winter vest. Here they are with Benjamin's friend Shane:
But what Cava was really, really excited about was his first time riding a horse.
Cava sat tall in the saddle. Well, as tall as his 4' frame would allow.
Benjamin also jumped at the chance to ride.
From there, we headed over to the petting zoo so the boys could pet the goats, rabbits, and the pig. Once again, Cava called the pig "Wilbur" despite it being a female pig.
After being heavily dosed with hand sanitizer, the boys made themselves some S'mores. Benjamin did his over the fire, while Cava preferred the smaller flame of the barrel.
Grabbing some hot chocolate for us and hot cider for Cava, we took our seats for the Readers' Theater production of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
Then it was on to the haunted hayride, where we saw an alien (the boys blew the alien's cover by yelling, "Hey Shane!"), some gypsies, ghosts, a gorilla named Cletus, a vampire, and the Headless Horseman.
We all had a great time and want to thank the Fogarty family for their kindness and generosity.