Friday, October 12, 2007

More Field Trips

We had two field trips this week which kept us busy. On Tuesday we went with friends to the Creative Discovery Museum for several fun hours. The 'travelling' exhibit was again on disabilities: "Kids like Me, Kids like You". The girls, C and A, enjoyed buzzing around on the wheelchairs and walking around wearing goggles to simulate blindness etc. Downstairs, we had an art class using colored chalk on black paper, making designs like Indian women do. The girls dug for dinosaurs and got really close to a large tarantula and corn snake. Unfortunately, C remembered the face painting table and this is the result:

The auditorium science show was about bubbles and the girls each got to be in one.

Our other field trip was on Thursday to the Ocoee River Farm where we did the usual hayride, petting farm (calves, goats, sheep), picking out a pumpkin, and 3 mazes - two large corn mazes and one shorter soybean one - bet you've never been in one of those! It was a chilly, breezy but sunny day and we were glad we brought long sleeved stuff.

Here is C enjoying the warm tire rim and some lovely sunshine.

The hayride took us over the hills and dales to a pumpkin patch.

The kids all picked out the "perfect" pumpkin and here it is!

After doing all the mazes, we were ready for a rest. And let's just say we were both ready for bed EARLY last night. Fresh air, sunshine and lots of exercise will do it every time.

S had most of the week off and seemed to accomplish quite a few maintenance jobs around the house which was nice. Right now he's outside finding more Messier objects in the clear night sky. Temps the past 2 nights have been in the mid to high 40's (around 5 - 7 for you Centigrade people) so we're finally getting cool. Tomorrow C plays cello for an assisted living center. Here she is a couple weeks ago on October 2 waiting to perform with her group.

 We hope the cataract surgeries went well, Dad. I'm sure we'll hear from you soon.
Have a blessed Sabbath and new week. Next week I plan to scan in some of C's school work. Totsiens for now.

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