Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

Anna June's trip to the Great Pumpkin Patch went off without a hitch yesterday. She loved riding the bus, as predicted. I got to drive 3 other chaperones and we had great conversation. But getting there wasn't the only fun we had. Here are a few highlights:

1. Lunch. This was what AJ looked forward to the most. Not only did she get to pack a lunch, with a juice pouch! - but we also just got a new insulated lunchbox (from UAB when I got my flu shot) and she was excited to use it. Also, we packed both of our lunches in the same lunchbox, at her request. So exciting!
2. We got to spend the whole day together. She was so happy about this, she quickly forgave me when I accidentally forgot that her Spanish lesson lasts only 45 minutes instead of an hour. #momfail
3. Pony ride, selecting a pumpkin, seeing animals and inflatables. Oh, my!

I really was glad it worked out for me to go, even though there were plenty of other adults along. She was very proud and happy I was there, as I tied shoes and zipped jackets and escorted kids to the potty. There should be more pictures, containing actual pumpkins, from my "real" camera soon.


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad her first bus trip was fun. Is that the same pumpkin patch as last year???Who are all the tie-dyed kids??? I'm so glad too that you got to share the fun day with her. Now, if only the grownups could take a whack at that big slide.......looks like another beautiful Alabama autumn day!! ( as we shiver here in 30-some degree weather, w/ wind gusts up to 45 mph....making the wind -chill factor...let's see: carry the one....makes it COLD!) After work, I took a ride down to the Lake to see what they were predicting would be 20 foot waves----NOT!!!Altho it was pretty rough, and roiling, they weren't THAT high. Anyhow, did AJ get a pumpkin this year at the patch???

Laura Gallitz said...

Yes, this is the same pumpkin patch we went to last year.

AJ's class got their "field trip shirts," made by Mrs. D, the aide Mrs. Sabra, and their tween/teen girls. Mrs. D. kept them to wash them and hold on to them until the next field trip - they'll use them all year.

If you click on the picture to make it bigger, AJ is on the end, but you can't see her in this view. This is a picture of her whole class, except one little boy who was absent.

They wouldn't let the grownups on the slide, but Mrs. D. wanted to go.

It was a beautiful day, but it was COLD!!! We had a wind advisory and the high was only in the 50s. For us, that's ridiculous, although we were glad it wasn't raining.

AJ did get a pumpkin, although it is still in my trunk. The pumpkin was definitely not the highlight of the trip for her. :)