Friday, October 21, 2011

Old Baker Farm

I had the opportunity to chaperone Bilal's kindergarten class to Old Baker Farm on Wednesday. After 3-4 days of warm, sunny weather, it was a cloudy, and much cooler 55 degrees. Not the best outdoor weather, but the kids didn't seem to mind.

I was responsible for keeping a watchful eye on Bilal and his cute little friend, who fortunately, was very well behaved.

The first stop was a visit to see a pair of six week old calves, Annabelle and Clarabelle.

They loved being fed milk from a bottle!

Next was the bumpy hayride...

...all the way to the pumpkin patch!

The boys had a chance to choose their own pumpkins to take home and decorate.

Nice picks, boys!

Next was a stop for lunch in the barn.

And then back outside for a couple of group photos.

Then to the barn to see the animals.

The hay maze was a lot of fun,

until Bilal collided with another child from his class and hurt his leg. We didn't get to see another smile out of him for the rest of the field trip. Honestly, I think the tears and dramatic demonstration of agony was for Mama's benefit. Chances are, if I weren't there, he would have got up, wiped his tears and kept running. Instead he got carried around for a while, and then spent most of the remainder of the field trip clinging to my leg. Of course, it probably didn't help that he had been up since 5:30 in the morning, almost an hour before his usual wake-up time. All that field trip adrenaline! He was exhausted by about noon!

He did get a chance to pick some cotton from the plants, though.

And that was the last activity before we headed back to school. Bilal rode the bus home; the parents followed behind in their cars, and I checked him out as soon as we got back, and took him home.

A fun-filled day, despite the boo-boo incident!


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