Despite a little one at home whose temperature was flirting with the 104-degree mark, I took a personal day from work to accompany my 3-year-old on his very first field trip. The trip was to our favorite farm, but I still wanted to be there to catch all the sweet moments! As a teacher, I won’t always be able to do this, but this milestone was really important to me and was so worth forking over one of only 2 precious personal days we get each year.
But first, a look-back: last year’s and this year’s trip to the farm:
The morning sky promised a perfect fall day on the farm:
Listening intently to his favorite preschool teacher, clutching the brown bag lunch he wouldn’t let me hold.
Digging for potatoes and exploring the new kiddie play area!
He found the best vantage point on the hayride up to the pumpkin patch!
The entire class rode the carousel twice… it was a long ride… and fast…
Front row seats for the pig races.
Finally getting to eat his lunch. We capped off the day with a zillion trips down the 40-foot underground slide, everyone’s favorite attraction. 🙂
And just like last year, he slept in the car all the way back.