Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Rain, rain go away!

Yes, it rained on our field trip to the Dallas Arboretum. That's the bad news. But I don't want to dwell on the fact that we had to leave 2 hours early, we didn't get to visit the pumpkin patch or Texas Town, or the fact that we all got drenched when the sky opened up during our picnic lunch. Or the fact the for the last few days I have been coming down with something, and being wet all day might have put me over the edge.

Let's focus on the positives. The first good thing is that we were able to get through our entire hour of educational stations during the Treeworks program. The kids were initially very well behaved and I was really pleased with the program.

We learned about habitats, and then even discovered some of our own:

Then we learned about the needs of a tree and made bracelets to remind us of them:

By this time, 'Jake' was pretty much done:

Then, we learned about the inside of a tree trunk and made 'tree cookies' to remind us:

Then we took a class picture in front of some beautiful purple flowers with butterflies in them:

The last thing we were able to do before it rained was START to eat lunch:

Unfortunately, that's when it started raining. This is where we tried to "wait out" the storm, until we realized that it was only getting worse, called the bus, and headed back to school.

All in all, today worked out. It could have been better, but it definitely could have been worse! Plus, how cute are my kiddos???

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