Monday, October 19, 2009

The Pumpkin Patch

Emma had her first field trip last week. It was a rainy afternoon trip to the local Pumpkin Patch. They also visited two old style cabins and learned about life in the 1800's. They learned about how toys from long ago were so simple yet still fun. They also learned about day to day activities from that era. It was a good learning experience for the kids and an all around fun day. It even included a tractor ride to the pumpkin patch where each child took home their very own pumpkin. I'm so glad I was there to share the experience with my daughter and her class. I was worried about the rain, but it turned out to be just a steady drizzle and nothing too serious. Emma enjoyed the chance to use her new raincoat, shoes and umbrella. But she said her favorite parts were seeing the horses and of course riding the school bus!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Cherokee Night Out

Last Thursday, the county sponsored a special Family Night. They had all the county emergency organizations put on a small festival. They had all the Emergency vehicles for the kids to look at and the Cherokee Fire Dept created a real fire to put out with their hoses. There were also several special booths filled with information for adults and treats/prizes for the children. Ben is a member of the county's Search and Rescue Team who was also involved in the festivities. It was a fun family night and although I think the kids enjoyed the Fire Truck Bounce House the best, I loved seeing the Fire Dept's Dalmatian.
The beautiful Dalmation we saw.

Firemen putting out a real fire.

Kids in front of Police Cars and Motorcycle

Ben and his friends on the SAR team.