On Friday, April 6th, Emma and I got to go on a “walking field trip” with her class! We had a great time! Luckily Daddy was able to stay at home with Foster so that I could focus on Emma on the field trip.
Here is a picture of most of her class: (Emma is in a pink Jenks shirt on the back row)
We left the school around 10:00 and walked to Walgreens. At Walgreens the store manager took us on a tour of the store…
Talking to the pharmacist, Jack (I think?). He talked to the kids about medication safety and also gave some tips and tricks for taking medicine that tastes yucky.
Next we walked across the street to Java Dave’s where the adults got coffee and the kids got snow cones. I haven’t been to Java Daves in years and it was really great to be there again! I used to go there in high school with friends to get coffee… of course that was before I knew about Starbuck’s. :)
Aubrey and Emma enjoying their snow cones
This picture was taken with my phone… the snow cones turned all of the kids’ mouths either red or blue.
Our next stop was the YMCA. The Assistant Manager talked to the kids about the importance of exercise and then took them on a small tour.
They let the kids play in the children’s play area for about 5 minutes and Emma was totally overwhelmed by the chaos! She came and stood by me.
Next, the YMCA worker led the kids in some exercises including jumping jacks…
…. and push ups (which Emma declined!) She told me later that they looked “too hard.” However, she came home and did about 20 push ups.
Next we crossed the street again to go to the bank! Crossing the street was definitely the most stressful part. I was thankful I was there to hold Emma’s hand. I was so nervous about all of the kids next to all of the cars!
Checking out the pretty flowers outside the bank
Sitting down listening to the bankers
The kids each got to practice signing their first and last names
Learning about safety deposit boxes
Learning about safes where they store money
Up close and personal tour of the teller’s window!
Emma got to talk into the microphone and then send the tube through the chute. She loved this!
As we toured the bank offices Aubrey said to her mom, “Mom, what is THAT thing?” pointing to the typewriter. We had to explain to them what a typewriter was! I guess in our day and age they have no need for typewriters.
Luckily when we got back to the school it was time to go home. The kids were so wound up!