Our Second Field Trip!


This month has been a complete whirlwind!  Every weekend we have celebrated somebody's birthday.  After celebrating mine on the third, we then celebrated my sister-in-law's, my mom's, my six-year old niece Sarah's, my husband's boss's, my father-in-law's, and now my mother-in-law's.  Then, sprinkle in a few more kid birthdays parties of Little Lewie's friends.  I think Little Lewie now expects that we have a birthday celebration at least once a week.  Just yesterday, he started asking about when he can have some more birthday cake!

This month has also been quite busy at Little Lewie's pre-school.  There have been projects for us to complete at home, an Open House, and a field trip!  Since I volunteered to chaperone, which basically means I volunteered to watch my own kid, I made sure I took the day off from work so Little Lewie and I could have some mother-son bonding time.  I knew he was going to enjoy taking the school bus from the last field trip we had, but other than that...I had no idea what to expect.

Enjoying the school bus ride!

The farm.

Hanging out with Miss Kim (Lewie's teacher from daycare last year).

Bonding time.

Lewie and one of his little "pumpkin" friends.

Nice horsey.

"Hey, you can't eat my sleeve!"

Driving the apple truck.

Picking out a pumpkin.  (Mommy had to pick it up since it was "too heavy.")

I love my boy!

First game of "Duck, Duck, Goose!" 
In some cases, this field trip was a lot like the one we took in the spring.  Little Lewie loved the school bus, he still got impatient with the 15 minute hayride, and he didn't always listen to given orders either by his teachers or by me.  However, there were signs that he's getting older too.  This time we used the potty, and Little Lewie had a chance to test out his camera taking skills.  (He's become just as fascinated with the camera as he is with the phone--hmmm...I wonder who he's learned that from?)   He also learned how to play "Duck, Duck, Goose" for his first time.  When he was picked, he didn't know what to do, so I had to ask him to stand up and show him.  Unfortunately, like all kids, he didn't want his turn to come to an end, so even when we told him it was time for him to sit back down in the circle, he still continued to tap everyone's head.  Evidently, his little friends didn't know the exact purpose of the game either, so then some of his other little boy classmates got up and started chasing each other around the circle.  It was pretty silly; only the girls stayed in the circle and actually followed the directions (Ha!)

It was nice to have some mother-son bonding time at his school.  Ten years from now, I picture myself chaperoning his field trips to NYC or his first school dance (gulp).  Okay I'm going to stop thinking about that for now...


  1. love it! What a fun trip! Love the pictures of the two of you :)

  2. Oh it sounds like such a good day. So nice you got to share it with him! How cute are they learning new (classic) games?! Nate just learned ring around the posie at school and I was shocked he held hands the entire time. He was totally flabbergasted when we got home and Daddy knew the lyrics too :)

  3. It's always fun to see them around the other kids. Looks like it was a good time!

  4. The pictures of you two are so adorable! It looks like lots of fun! That is a lot of birthdays. We have many family birthdays in December at Christmas time including mine. Thank you for your kind comment. i really appreciate it! I have been missing my Dad a lot. I wish he was here to see my daughter and be a part of this chapter in my life. I hope you are doing great my friend! Have a good day! Oh and, I lived in Mexico for two years. :)

    Mama Hen

  5. Great pictures! It sounds like you've been really busy!

  6. Looks like a great time! Its amazing how serious of a time comittment it is to volunteer at their schools. It's great but no small task. Happy Belated!!!

  7. He must have felt so special to have you there with him - so glad you guys had a fun day together!!! And happy birthday :)


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