Monday, May 12, 2008

The Preschool Farm Experience

Can you believe it is almost time for school to be out? Here in Nebraska, at least, it is very hard to believe, in part due to the unrelenting chilly spring going on! Take this morning, for example, when we headed out to the Boys Town farm for an end-of-the-year preschool field trip. It was fun but cold, cold, cold! OK, maybe not wear-your-winter-coat kind of cold, but still. Although the sun was out, the wind was fierce! It made all of us parents mighty glad that we only had to bear it for an hour or so while the kids (that would be the 3 year-olds, not the baby goat variety) enjoyed the farm.
Here you see Grace and a friend petting a duckling (who is fortunately in the strong, gentle hands of "Farmer John").
We found this mama cozied up with her babies in a little office within the barn - at least she was warm in the sunshine and out of the wind. I think she looks content, don't you?
More babies, this time of the "kid" variety. He said they were born within the last day! Cow? check. Grass to feed it? check. Getting slimed by the cow's tongue? check. Hand sanitizer in the car? check, check, and double check!
And finally, this is totally unrelated but I had to share. Lauren is in love with all things Clifford (The Big Red Dog) - including the PBS Kids show "Clifford's Puppy Days." In the show, Clifford also lives with Emily Elizabeth's pet rabbit, Daffodil. Well, here at our house we happen to have stuffed versions of Clifford and Daffodil, and they usually have a place of honor on Lauren's bed. It looks as though Daffodil also needed her own "house" on Lauren's bookcase, though, so Lauren has thoughtfully marked the spot as ...
Love it. Especially the carrot.


Kathleen Marie said...

This is so cute. My daughter wants to start a pre-school. We are thinking about doing it together plus crafts. Those "kids", all varieties are adorable. So glad I stopped by.

Anonymous said...

just a lovely post with fab photos