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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Annual Trip to the State Fair of Texas

Last week we made our yearly trek to the State Fair with SueSue.  The kids had been talking about it for weeks.  They remembered seeing cows, horses, and sheep last year and were so excited.  We rode the big train from the American Airlines Center to the front gate of the fair.  We went to the petting zoo and it was amazing!!!  They had normal farm animals and many other exotic wild animals as well.  The twins had a great time petting and feeding all of the different animals. 

We felt it our duty to sample all of the yummy fried features and they were delicious!!!  The twins were tall enough to ride on a mini train ride, which Brooklyn loved and Tayden feared.  Brooklyn made sure she rode the carousel with her daddy.  She waved like crazy with a big smile every time they came past us.  She loved it!!! 

We visited the exhibit that allows children to follow the full cycle of growing food, picking food, taking it to the market, and then purchasing it from the store.  We walked through it last year, but they didn't really want to participate.  This year was a completely different story.  They were into each section, and at one point a song came on and Brooklyn started dancing.  Several of the workers came over to watch her dance.  They were impressed with her moves!  In the final stage, the kids get to pick a treat in the "store" with the pretend money they earned for their planting and harvesting.  Brooklyn grabbed a bag of cookies and put them on the counter while handing the lady behind her counter the money.  She then went into the gift shop and grabbed an item and put it up on the counter.  She thought she had figured it all out and that all she had to do was pick out her item and put it on the counter.  If only it was that simple!

We all had a great time and slept very well that night!  Tomorrow night we are tackling the circus!!  The twins are equally excited about their first trip to the circus.  Brooklyn keeps telling me that she is scared of the tigers because they go, "Rarrrrrr!"  Then she told me she wanted to tickle the tiger and make him laugh.  Tayden loves naming all of the animals that he is going to see.  It will definitely be interesting!!!

Tayden continues to love putting things in order.  He enjoys putting his ABC blocks in the correct order and tonight he wanted to put the components of his dinner in order on his tray.  I have no idea where he gets this from!!!!

I found out today that my last day at my campus is Thursday!  I will officially start at my new campus on Friday.  I am excited!  I moved all of my stuff into my new office this afternoon and worked for a few hours to get things organized.  The first round of district testing is next week and I am trying not to feel overwhelmed.  It is going to be a challenge, but I am up for it!

Old McDonald Had a Farm - Theme of the Week

Tayden's circles

Brooklyn's circles

They love to play with the vacuum - our Saturday night entertainment

on the train - heading to the fair

fried butter balls - my favorite

fried jumbalaya - Tim's favorite

Fletcher's corn dog

the baby ducks

sweet sleeping bunnies

SueSue feeding the goat

Brooklyn's turn

Kangaroo and her joey

adorable baby goats

Is your mama a llama?

my little farmers

watering the tree

feeding the pretend chickens their corn - she couldn't understand why they weren't eating it

milking the cow - Tayden sat this one out

deep fried cinnamon roll wrapped in bacon - not as great as you would expect

the mini train

the carousel with daddy

Big Tex


Anonymous said...

Melissa, the opportunities and teaching environments you're giving these kids is remarkable. They will be so much better off because of it! I loved your blog. Everyone really enjoyed themselves at the fair. Can't wait to see the circus pictures.
I'll miss seeing them like crazy this weekend, but we'll come soon. love you!