Monday, October 3, 2011

Kindergarten Field Trip

Reagan was over-the-moon excited for today to arrive.  Today was the day of her first ever FIELD TRIP!  She was super excited to go to the Apple Barn out in Abbotsford, but she was most excited about how she was going to get there... SCHOOL BUS!

What kid doesn't get excited about riding a school bus for the first time?  I can remember thinking it was the coolest thing in the world whenever the rare occasion occurred that I got to ride a bus when I was younger.  It was when I got older and had to ride the bus as a cheerleader to football and basketball games that the novelty quickly wore off.

Sorry... this is a post about Reagan's field trip... not about me, from back in the day...

The kids all loaded up onto the bus immediately upon arriving at school, and Myers and I followed behind in my Denali.  (Myers is not allowed on a school bus at his young age.)

Once we arrived at The Apple Barn, it was time for a quick snack.  Reagan and her BFF, Trinity, were as thick as thieves as always, goofing off and having fun!

After snacks, we went over to the playground to burn off some energy before going inside the bee observatory to learn about how honey is made.  While the kids were paying attention to the speaker, I was busy shopping in the gift shop for organic muffin mix, flour for scones, pumpkin loaves, and fresh pressed apple cider.  DELICIOUS!

We then all loaded up onto the hay wagon pulled by a gigantic tractor for a trip out to the pumpkin patch. Each child was able to choose their own pumpkin to take home!

After pumpkins, it was time for The Apple Barn's claim to fame... APPLES!

The children were given a brief education about all of the different apples that are grown in The Apple Barn Orchard, and then they were each allowed to sample a few of the delicious varieties... Gala, Honeycrisp, Jonagold and Fuji. A few of the girls in the class quickly turned their attention to socializing as soon as the apple lecture had ended!

After jumping on the bouncy castle for awhile, it was nearing time to go.  We rounded up the whole gang for a class picture before loading back onto the bus...

Reagan summarized her first ever field trip for me by saying, "I had so much fun.  It was the best day ever!"

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