Wednesday, April 16

More pictures of the field trip

Playing Dress Up in the Education Center

More Animals to Touch and Feed

Taking a Rest and Admiring the View

Trying to Figure Out Where to go Next

Overseer's Quarters

The Greenhouse

In the Gardens somewhere lol

Mt. Vernon Field Trip

Today I went along with Maddy's Kindergarten class to Mt Vernon Estates and Gardens - The home of George Washington, and what a beautiful day it was (considering the sun hasn't come out all week).
Chaperoning isn't easy I tell ya, because not only did I have Maddy to take care of, they assigned another two kids to me, but one didn't show, so it was just Maddy and Alex T. She was very well behaved, moreso than Maddy, but you know boys, hyper and want to take the lead in everything LOL. Us parents were too busy making sure our kids where with us at all times, that we didn't really get to see too much of the Estates, let alone enjoy it lol.
Unfortunately two kids did get lost, one found quickly but the other 20 minutes later, and he was very distraught. It seemed the parent that was suppose to be looking after him wasn't all that bothered by it and had the teachers and a few mothers running around looking for him while she remained with her daughter and the rest of the class.
I know I shouldn't judge, but if that was Maddy, I would be most upset at the parent who lost my child. Sure kids run off or run ahead, but it's still your responsibility to make sure they don't go too far, or at least, don't wander off, and to know where they are at all times. I suppose it was good that the teachers only assigned two-three kids to one parent, which to me was still a lot of work but manageable.
Here are some pictures I took of Maddy and his classmates before our battery died lol.

Alex and Maddy (he needs a haircut lol)

Some of his classmates

With Mr Washington

Miniature version of George Washington's Home

George Washington's Home in the background. The lines to go into the home were so long, we skipped it and walked through the Estate gardens instead.

Sheep in the paddocks

Monday, April 14

Fun Fair and Pool Party

Maddy's school had a fun fair last week and he won a few prizes playing games like "walking the plank", "mini golf" and "bee sack bean toss". He has a very strong left hand throw and almost broke the board of one of the games lol. Here are some pictures we took of him at the fun fair.

Dino Tattoo

Walking the Plank with an eye patch

Tiger Mano'o

Yesterday he was invited to Ryo's 6th birthday Pool Party and boy did he have fun in the water with his friends. They played for two hours and then had Z-pizza in the upstairs fun room along with a yummy strawberry birthday cake too.

Ryo and Maddy

Claudia, Timmy, Ryo, Alex, Maddy, Nathan, Avery and Danny
Birthday Cake time