We had a lazy weekend. The heatwave finally broke, we had lots of rain and it made things actually feel chilly! It was such a welcome change. But dampness didn’t damper spirits. Red’s pre-school class went on a field trip to the zoo on Friday. It was a much anticipated outing, especially since Mike went and was the appointed photographer and one of the parent chaperone’s. Red has been a big-time Daddy’s boy lately (which is great for Mike, but I can’t help feeling a twinge of jealousy…I’ll get over it since I’ve been smothering him with hugs and kisses and snuggles that never end). They left the house extra early (no issues getting dressed, or wanting to watch more TV, or taking forever to get shoes on…)
Just to break routine was exciting for Red. No work for Daddy, a bus ride, exploration of wildlife and the anticipation of not knowing what to expect! Their class has been focusing on wild animals a lot lately, and even made a zoo cage for the classroom out of a big cardboard box.
And Red made this mask a few weeks back:
Each group was given a different animal hat. Red was in the Lion group. Roar!!
Here is the class anxiously waiting to leave school and get on with the ADVENTURE already!!
Upon arrival, they were ready to begin exploring – and got ready to “spread their wings!”
Here are some of the animals they saw:
WOWZA!!! Look at that THROAT!
Too bad this guy didn’t “spread his wings,” er, feathers….he looks annoyed, doesn’t he???
It was a day filled with exotic creatures, reptiles and birds (there were many more than what Mike captured!), and great fun with friends. As Mike said as they were leaving…”The zoo is leaving the zoo.” He had a great time supervising a bunch of four and five year old kiddos, but was exhausted at the end of the day. He was a great chaperone, and is a great photographer. Thanks babe for the pictures…and for being such an amazing dad. xo