We got a pass to the Gray Game Preserve and wanted to be sure to use it before the Summer is over. Which will be sooner than we think. We all had a great time. Many animals that we didn’t get to see last time were out this time. You will se many, but not all, of the animals we observed. An Alpino Raccoon, Black Bear, Turtles, Fish Hachery, The Fisher, a Skunk, owls, Eagles, a Peacock, Deer, Turtles, a Linx. We didn’t see the Moose, Fox or the Mountain Lion this time though. Another great day!! Hope you enjoy the pictures. (for some reason, during the upload, the pictures got out of order).
Today was an amazing day, and wasn’t even a planned field trip. We decided that we would go to the playground(s) early because weather called for showers in the afternoon. So off we went with the kids favorite sing along CD playing. We started off in Gorham at the Great Falls School playground. Once the five of them got tired of that one, but wanted to go to another playground, I decided to make it a “Playground(S) day”. So next we went to Portland to Deering Oaks Park. They have a nice playground, as well as a Duck pond with a duck house and huge sprinkler AND the best thing was, there is a wading area for kids to run around and get wet, while surprise Sprinklers pop up everywhere. (It changed a lot since I used to play there). Onto Westbrook’s Park on Main Street for more fun and energy releasing. Then on to what I thought was going to be the final Park of the day, was the one on Morrill Ave in Gorham, near the High School. They have a unique car to play on, and the kids used it to “get to the grocery store” and back. Once we were loaded back in the vehicle, I listened to how hot the kids were. So I decided to surprise them with one more park. We went to Shaw Park in Gorham and the kids went swimming and got cooled off. We saw Ducks, squirrels, a baby snapping turtle and a horsefly. Today was a ton of fun as well as educational. If the kids are as tired as I am, their parents should have an early night. I took over 250 pictures and I couldn’t upload them all, but I know I did go overboard with the total I did upload. Enjoy them!!!
Duck Pond Ducks Duck House The Ducks THE WADING POOL Tired baby Brother & sister Clam shell baby snapping Turtle Horsefly See you at home hug. ICE CREAM Our final stop.
Today we had planned to go to the Lake, since I had a small group, but it didn’t get as warm out as I had hoped. So instead we went to the Game Preserve in Gray. While we were there we saw Bears, Moose, Lynx, Mountain Lion, Red and Gray Fox, Fisher, Possum, Albino (white) Raccoon, Bobcat, Porcupine as well as some small animals of nature. It was a lot of fun and everyone had a good time. By the end of our visit everyone was pretty wiped out. Another great day! Enjoy the pictures…
Today we spent welcoming the most recent member to our Lil’ Caboose family. He is 4 years old with lots of energy and curiosity, he will be with me 5 days a week. His photos will not be appearing on the BLOG. So, again, we did a lot around our new child, getting him used to where things are located, a fire drill, he selected his chair for snacks and lunch etc. Then was craft time. We did painting, lots of crafts, even dancing, then fun play in the Daycare room. Then played outside, until the rain hit. He was here yesterday as well, so he got very familiar with our “Play ground” as he calls it, because we were outside all day, and he had a great day, both days. And today he had a friend here to play with. “K” was here and the baby. “K” was a good friend and showed him the “Ropes” and what she likes to play with. She is always a big help with the baby too. (As a side note, my 12 year old daughter took the craft pictures for me today). After the school kids arrived there was “Princess” play, dancing, and trampoline. “A” even showed off what a wonderful craft she created at School. “J” and “A” played frozen, their newest imaginary play. It is great to watch them have so much fun. Another great day!! Enjoy the pictures.
Welcome “JP” My 3 this morning