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 the 5 of us played in the Daycare room during the first part of the morning as it was pretty cold out. CS did his first finger painting, and I did or attempted to do his finger prints. We had some reading time, pre-school learning and lots of time for playing and fun. The two 4 year olds worked very hard on some learning skills, counting, adding, shapes, matching pictures with the “first” letter sound, mazes and more and they did very well. Once it got a bit warmer we headed out, and the fun continued. The kids rode bikes while I pushed the two little ones in the jogger. They did quite a bit of bouncing in the bounce house, chased bubbles and more. Once the School kids arrived they also played in the bounce house, the sand box AND my daughter helped make a “fort” for them to hide in. They thought that was pretty great. Another great day. Enjoy the photos.
Another beautiful day, got chilly come later in the day, but we remained outdoors having lots of fun. The kids I had with me this morning rode the bikes quite a bit today and, again, as they would ride around, they would stop at me and I would ask a question. I asked mostly Math questions, but also shapes , colors and other types of questions. They played tag, swings, sandbox, climbers, the seesaw and much more. We also have a new addition to our Daycare family. An infant boy, CS. Welcome CS, I am pleased to have you here.
Once the school kids arrived we continued playing outside. Many of the same activities we did in the morning. Another fun filled day. Enjoy the pictures.
I am playing catch up, as I ran out of time last night, this was yesterday (Monday).
I had my three this morning (4 tomorrow) and two are old enough to ride bikes, so we did that for quite awhile. During the riding, in order to pass me they had to answer a Math addition question. Had to total under 10 as fingers were used. They loved this game. When I stopped they actually asked to do it some more, it was great. Also, there was swinging, sandbox, climber play, as well as playing house. They kids and I, even the baby, rolled around in the nice grass and played a few games as well. I was so nice out that the kids asked if we could have a lunch Pic Nic outside, so that is just what we did.
Once the school kids arrived, we stayed outside, rode bikes, more sandbox play and continued to have a wonderful, fun afternoon. Enjoy this pictures.
Just two here after the bus his morning. “K” continued in her workbook. She completed yet another section, Numbers, and got her Certificate. She wanted to feed the baby, and she did a great job. They are really good together, “K” is a huge helper and she really enjoys it. For a craft “K” painted the rim of a paper plate Green (I cut out the middle) and I printed off a Shamrock. Once the paint had dried, we attached the shamrock to the rim with hot glue and a popsicle stick to make a hat. While we played in the Daycare room, “K” fed our pet fish (2), we did some reading, music and rearranging. You will see her doing “head, shoulders, knees and toes”. She really loves the 1×1 time. We had a lot of fun with lunch. “K” mixed up some eggs and some pancakes, but then she added the secret ingredient for St. Patrick’d day, green food coloring. She kept telling me how delicious they were, even green. Once “J” and “A” arrived after school (“L” was sick) there was even more playing in the Daycare room. They used baby dolls, Kitchen, blocks, puzzles and so much more. I am adding some new electronics, so there will be some more rearranging.. Enjoy the photos. Sorry for the blurry ones, still haven’t gotten a new lens.
On a separate note: We will be having a 4 year old boy joining us, Full-time, in a few weeks. “K” is very excited, as am I. His new Brother or Sister will join us in the Fall.