on thursday, anna and i made a trip to the children’s museum. i’ve been trying to do a few more fun things with her while isaac is in school, rather than run errands and/or clean and/or be lazy. you know, like i did when it was just him. so, we met jess and her terrible twosome and later kelly and her one and 9/10-some. 🙂
there was a field trip of kindergarteners at the museum, so we were trying to rotate and avoid them (they were good, but in great abundance). they rolled into the three bears room and a few girls befriended anna and before i knew it, they invited her to a different area and off she went, with her new pals. 🙂
they weren’t just fingerpaints. there was a theme… owls. the hand prints were the feathers. cupcake liners and stickers comprised the eyes. and some construction paper ears and beak. and they drew on the feet. here are our four masterpieces. i like daniel’s the best.
then, yesterday, isaac had his first field trip of the year. the firestation is next door to the school, so they loaded up and headed over for a little tour and some fire safety training. i had to scramble to get childcare for anna (because i waited until the last minute). my pal amanda came through at the last minute and i managed to get to the classroom just as the kids were lining up to go.
at one point, the fireman left the room and a robot fire hydrant started talking to the kids. they LOVED it. one girl announced, “i like you!”. the hydrant informed the kids that they needed to keep it a secret that she(?) could talk, so when the fireman came in the room, they were all giggly and excited. it was really cute. and i forgot to take any pics.
we had a tour of the fire house and then sparky the firedog showed up and the distraction factor sky rocketed. the teaching assistant eventually got them assumbled for this photo and we all snapped away.
and then inside to see another fireman get all dressed up in his gear. it was cool, but was also to show kids not to be afraid of firemen, because apparently lots of kids hide from them. which, you know, in a fire, is not a great idea.
then, the long walk back to the school. and the first field trip was done…