Thursday, July 02, 2015
The Saturday before Mother's Day, David surprised me by taking me to get kayak from Outside World!! Cole was gone to a birthday party so David kept Korwyn and dropped Dax and I in the Etowah around 3:30 for his first kayak trip ever and for me to use my present!!! We had such a great time with great conversation and he loved it!!!
I put my name in the hat every year from Kindergarten to 4th to go on the field trip except 2011 when K was born. I NEVER was drawn. This year I asked Dax if he wanted me to put my name in. He said he really wanted me to at least try but was his logical, realistic, based-on-past experience self :) I was doubtful that I would get drawn too and the thought of him being gone to another state for 12 hours was a bit too much for me to think about too long. So....when I was drawn I was PUMPED!!! When I told him upon picking him up that I had gotten the confirmation email, his response was so happy it sent me over the moon!! I realize he may not want me around much longer but am reveling in it while it lasts! On the actual day, although my group had to stay with me, I tried to stay cool and not hover physically but my eyes were like tracking devices for all five of them the WHOLE time. That being responsible for other's kids is not something I have ever taken lightly!! It was a wonderful trip and we will laugh for years to come about the weird educational video during the "tiniest lunch ever" and the bus trouble that caused us to sit for hours on a hot bus during our return trip and be 3 hours late getting home.
6 a.m. -my group waiting to board the bus
standing with his butterfly "perch" out ; he was REALLY into it (can you tell?) cracks me up
Aidan- the butterfly 'whisperer"
driving the WWII amphibious landcraft
Our tourguide was so funny!!
Mrs. Crystal O'Shields - homeroom, Social Studies, Lit, and English
Dr. Elizabeth Bickford- Math and Science