Field Trip to Sebago Lake

I had an extra small group on Wednesday. Some parents are dong last minute Summer activities with their children, which is wonderful.  So we headed to Sebago Lake State Park for the day. Two of my children went with us as well.  It was a lot of fun, the water was nice, built in the sand, THEN, the Yellow Jackets came out again, just like the prior day at Nason’s beach.  We avoided them as long as we could by staying in the water and putting all food back in the Vehicle.  By 2:45 everyone was getting tred.  So, we headed back to Daycare for some more outdoor fun.

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Beautiful day to play outside

It was such a beautiful day today. Except for lunch and naps/rest we were outside. The littlest two had a very active day. They were everywhere.  Sand box, pool and water table.  Also, today they could not get enough of the playhouse. They even used the tunnel several times. The older kids enjoyed the swings, sandbox, singing and much more. We had some visitors so they kids had more people to play with. Hope you enjoy the picturs. Feel free to comment. IMG_1845 IMG_1847 IMG_1849 IMG_1850 IMG_1851 IMG_1852 IMG_1854 IMG_1856 IMG_1861 IMG_1862 IMG_1864 IMG_1868 IMG_1869 IMG_1870 IMG_1871 IMG_1872 IMG_1873 IMG_1875 IMG_1876 IMG_1882 IMG_1883 IMG_1886 IMG_1888 IMG_1889 IMG_1892 IMG_1895 IMG_1897 IMG_1898 IMG_1900 IMG_1901 IMG_1902 Leg hugs. IMG_1903 IMG_1904 IMG_1905 IMG_1907 IMG_1909 IMG_1910 IMG_1911 IMG_1913 IMG_1914 Getting tiredIMG_1915

Field Trip Gray Animal Farm/Game Preserve #2

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).


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Outside fun/Inside Fun/Pool/Coloring etc

It was really nice out most of the day so that is where we were. In the kiddie pools, riding bikes/toddler ride ons, playing tag and more.  Then we were hit with some really big raindrops, followed by a downpour. We headed inside to the playroom. There was coloring, play doh, babies, connect toys, musical instruments and more.  Once the sun showed back up back outside we went. Although the ground was wet, no one seems to be bothering by it. You will see a couple “New” kids in the pictures. They are actually previous Child Care kiddos of mine who came back to visit. That was wonderful.  Another great day. Enjoy the pictures. IMG_1686 IMG_1685 IMG_1684 IMG_1682 IMG_1678 IMG_1676 IMG_1674 IMG_1718 IMG_1671 IMG_1662 IMG_1669 IMG_1668 IMG_1667 IMG_1715 IMG_1751 IMG_1660 IMG_1714 IMG_1727 IMG_1750 IMG_1693 IMG_1647 IMG_1658 IMG_1691 IMG_1726 IMG_1712 IMG_1725 IMG_1666 IMG_1730 IMG_1656 IMG_1698 IMG_1748 IMG_1643 IMG_1655 IMG_1739 IMG_1702 IMG_1642 IMG_1665 IMG_1709 IMG_1700 IMG_1722 IMG_1745 IMG_1639 IMG_1696 IMG_1734 IMG_1729 IMG_1651 IMG_1690 IMG_1741 IMG_1719 IMG_1721 IMG_1746 IMG_1695 IMG_1706 IMG_1736 IMG_1644 IMG_1710 IMG_1728 IMG_1752

5 Parks in one day. Great fun/energy release.

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!!!

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Field trip to Fort Williams Aug 1 2014

I decided to take the kids on another Field Trip today, since I had a small group of 4.  We went to Fort Williams/Portland Head Light.  All for kids, even the baby,  had a blast on the beach, in the water, The older kids loved seeing, touching rocks and climbing old Forts.  It was a walking History lesson for them as well. “A” had a lot of questions about Cannons. She wanted to know how big a cannon ball was. So I took her to the information booth and to our surprise he had one hanging right there. “J” had more questions about the big bells.  They could not believe how big a light house is up close. They were both interested to hear about the wars and what occurred there, and the fact that they got to go into these forts. We even got a visit from the LL Bean Boot.. We picked up lunch and had a pic nic and no field trip to South Portland is complete without a stop at Red’s Dairy, they had no idea. It was a wonderful day.. Enjoy all the pictures. IMG_1365  IMG_1262 IMG_1261IMG_1269 IMG_1270 IMG_1272 IMG_1273 IMG_1274 IMG_1275 IMG_1276 IMG_1277 IMG_1278 IMG_1279 IMG_1280 IMG_1281 IMG_1282 IMG_1283 IMG_1284 IMG_1286 IMG_1288 IMG_1292 Mom and Rae 3 IMG_1293  Mom and Rae 1  IMG_1295 IMG_1296 IMG_1297 IMG_1300 IMG_1301 IMG_1302 IMG_1303 IMG_1304 IMG_1305 IMG_1306 IMG_1307 IMG_1308 IMG_1309 IMG_1310 IMG_1311 IMG_1313 IMG_1315 IMG_1316 IMG_1317 IMG_1318 IMG_1319See the connon ball top right.  IMG_1320 IMG_1321 IMG_1323 IMG_1324 IMG_1325 IMG_1326 IMG_1327 IMG_1329 IMG_1331LL Bean bootIMG_1335 IMG_1336 IMG_1337 IMG_1338 IMG_1340 IMG_1343 IMG_1345Fenced off FortsIMG_1351 IMG_1356 IMG_1359 IMG_1360 IMG_1361 IMG_1364 IMG_1366