Monday, May 30, 2011

Zoo Safari Fieldtrip

For preschool, we went on a fieldtrip to the Willow Park Zoo. We rode the bus to the transit center and then rode another bus to the zoo. We played at the park for awhile before eating lunch and then going on a "safari" through the zoo. The kids had a blast and I know mine were exhausted when we finally rode 2 more buses and then walked home. This was a fun fieldtrip and I plan on doing it again next year! I could not have done it without the parents that were able to go with us. Enjoy the many pictures that follow!

Here we are waiting for the bus. The kids are way excited, can you tell! For some of them this was the first time ever riding the bus.

Benjamin with some of the other kids from preschool. He was a big helper that day and was in charge of the biggest bag. Maybe it is because he knew what it contained...Treats!!

Alex on the bus with some of his friends. See the cheezer on his face...this kid loves adventure!

This little girl LOVES the swing!!

Alex with cousin, Nikell, on the swings. JeriDawn was very pregnant at the time but still had the energy to come with us on this adventure. (She has since given birth to a very beautiful baby girl--Congrats JeriDawn!)

Gracie's first time down the slide "all by herself" (thanks for helping her while I got a picture, Hilary!)

Benjamin with 2 of his best buddies from preschool. One will be going to the same school for kindergarten and one will not.

Benjamin just about kicked me after I pushed him on the swings. Look at the smile on his face! Little Stinker!!

We played at the park for a little while. We were waiting for our lunch to come (Taun brought pizza) The kids had a great time! Gracie loved being able to move freely about without having me bothering her.

Here we are, just getting started on our little Zoo Safari. Don't you love the safari hats the kids have. I bought them at the dollar store and then wrote the kids names on them with puffy paint. They were so thrilled to have them (even if they were too big and kept falling off!)

The peacock had just had its feathers fully extended. I barely missed getting a picture of it. Aren't they beautiful!

Benjamin is showing off his Safari Book. I made 14 of them so that each of my students and my niece could have their own book. They mark off the different animals in the book as they see them at the zoo.

Benjamin is getting ready to mark the next animal off in his book.

Here is a picture with 11 of the 13 students I taught last year (2010-2011) in preschool.

It looks like we have put some of the kids in a cage but really they are just feeding the ducks!

Some of the kids are feeding the fish/ducks.

Alex feeding the ducks!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Hyrum Dragons!

Benjamin was late getting to pictures so he was not able to be in the team shot but they did get an individual shot after the game. He has really liked playing soccer and will probably play again next year.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Fun with a capital F!

When we had the Beddes cousins here for Easter, uncle Matt (Taun's brother) hooked the kids up with this awesome swing. We had the clothes line and he added the ropes and sticks. Who needs Disneyland!

can you say OUCH!

Benjamin was playing outside the other day and he was "zooming" Gracie's bike around and when he hit the grass he did a flip over it. He hit part of the bike on his chest and this is the result.

We have no gauze or big bandages and he was complaining about it rubbing on his shirt so we covered it with Winnie the Pooh bandaids. It only took 6 and we had to cover it after his bath yesterday so we have almost used the whole box of bandaids but it is worth it to not have to listen to him complain about it.