Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Field trip fo S.H.O.

Today, Saylee's class was invited to attend a "carnival" targeted with activities for delayed kids. It was put on by the S.H.O. kids (students helping others) at Highland Jr. High. I was excited to go but was a little nervous. Her outings are either AWESOME or THE WORST IDEA EVER and I'm never quite sure which one it's going to be!

Say and her teach Miss. Kristina

(whom I love and do NOT want to lose her)

getting her name tag on

The day started with sing along in the gym... out of 150 kids, Saylee is the ONLY child that did not want to go through those doors!

I think she really wanted to, but her fear of big places wasn't having it.

first station: puppets

she loved this lil' bat

Then bubbles...

Next was the car wash

(students rode through a tent on tricycles and the kids sprayed them)

Now what you aren't seeing is that every second I wasn't taking a picture of her, I was chasing her around this whole shabang...I LITERALLY ran over 2 miles today!


(she miraculously already knew how to play??)

Most the time, this is how I contained her...

(go on judge me, I dare you!)

obstacle coarse showcasing Saylee's cat like speed & agility!

marble painting

takin' a break

(Say snapped this shot)

She pretty much lost interest about an hour into it...she just splashed around for awhile.

Everytime she bolted from me was to try to get to this guy, the grand finito...the castle bounce house. Of coarse when we finally got there, she didn't want anything to do with it.

...which was conviently located on the baseball field. This is the part where I let her run free through her natural habitat...mother earth!

The clouds came in, the wind kicked up and I was exhausted. We hit QT then headed home. I got some exercise and no one's ears bleed from Say's "sound barrier-breaking" scream so i call today a win-win! This lil' lady knows how to keep me on my toes!


devin said...

I can just see her playing with that bat. Totally cute!

Tanjarine said...

This Post by far touched me the most. I just love that little lady. Anytime you think to yourself you are NOT doing a good job with your kids..... READ YOUR BLOG... You are a great mom and I know your mom is watching over you and your kids. XOXO!

Colburns said...

I just want you to know that you are one of the most amazing mother I have met. You can tell that you truly love your kids and I totally admire you for it! BTW The dresses are adorable and I am totally going to send a blast on FB about it (0:

Elisa said...

This was a great post! I love hearing about Say Say, and her adventures. How awesome is it that she knows how to play hopscotch?! That is SO cool! Sounds like it was a great day!

Take a peek... said...

Hi! I wanted to tell you at the Carnival that I thought Saylee's dress was adorable! Anyways, I adore your blog! I now have another blog to add to my mounting addiction, lol!