O was sitting with friends, which was good and, once again, I thought I was going to have a seat to myself. BUT, not so. Sweet A bounced down right beside me. She's a fun girl, O has played with her in the past. I had been up until 1:00 or so because I'd been at a concert in Alexandria. But, I learned my lesson from our last trip. I had a small dose of Dr. Pepper to wake me up. AND, I needed it. She's a talker. BUT, whenever she talks to me or tells me stories....this happens.
I showed her how to use my camera because she was in my group and we would be sharing it. She had a TON of fun snapping pictures of nearly everyone within 12 feet. She tried to get a picture of her teacher at the front of the bus.
Well, she got a nice shot of the fan.
Here's a shot of the person in front of us. Peek-a-boo!
Once we arrived at our destination we headed upstairs to the insect area where Ms. Helen handed out tickets for the butterfly exhibit. I didn't even glance at them and put them in my pocket. There were several other field trippers there so it was a good thing I only had 4 girls to worry about. OF COURSE, as soon as we got there, they were all hungry. Poor kids. So, I had them watch a feeding demonstration and fill out a few things on their fieldwork, then we headed off to lunch. Our plan was to go to the butterfly exhibit and then explore the rest of the area.
Bugs a'la carte
O holding a roach. She didn't understand why I insisted she wash her hands before we ate.
Another group joined us. We also saw Ms. Christine, thank goodness. Guess what, there are times on those butterfly tickets. It's a good thing she pointed that out. I could have had a sad group of girls. Oh, they named their group, the "Girly Team."
A holding a caterpillar
Hooray!!! We made it in the butterfly exhibit. Look at this beauty!
Here is the "Girly Team" with Ms. Helen.
Here is a more accurate representation of their personalities, teacher included.
One lucky "Girly Team" member had a beautiful butterfly settle on her hand.
O had a butterfly visitor too.
O contemplating, or just plain old avoiding a picture.
At the end of the trip, we had some time to explore so I took the girls to this place. I think the girls could have spent a lot more time learning in there, they weren't eager to head out.
Once again, my immature side took over. This is a box of fossils. Fossilized turd.
O took this picture. She worked it from several angles and she is very proud of this shot.
This is such a great picture. What a cute wee one.
"When I'm pregnant, I'm going to eat random foods." I don't know where that came from. She told me that on the way home from school....... hum.
Me - "O, please stop talking and eat your breakfast."
O - still talking.
M - "O, you need to use your mouth to eat, not talk."
O - protesting, she is trying to tell me something important.
M - "Yes, that sounds important. My ears are going to stop working until we are in the car."
O - still talking
M - "O, you need to pick up your toys before you go outside to play."
O - "You're ruining my life."
Drama+Romantic = Dromantic, and O original.
I was helping a wee one getting ready for her school conference. She was pretending to introduce me to her parents.
Wee One - "This is my mom ___. This is my dad___." She then whispered to me, as if she was telling me a secret and said, "She doesn't like him very much."
"Why do we even have school zone speed limits? This should be the time that kids start to learn survival of the fittest." Julia Godshall
Della to me while I was driving, "If you need a nasal aspirator, it's over there.... You just ran it over..... Someone's baby is really stuffy right now."
M - "I'm opinionated."
LT - "I like it that way, I never have to guess what you're thinking."
Erica - "K, super héros don't hit with their cape."
Currently, I have to work with someone with a personality that really challenges me. I wanted to check in with LT and make sure I wasn't being too much of a jerk.
M - "Am I passive aggressive?"
LT - "No! You're aggressive. That's why blah, blah, blah. You're like a bull in a china shop."
Okay, much better. I love honest feedback.
LT walked in on O doing a self-breast exam post shower. He turned around and walked out.
O is concerned that I might have lumps in my boobs. The self-breast exam poster in the bathroom at the health clinic has really set her off on a mission.
Boob Apron - Nursing Cover
O crossed a line one morning while we were snuggling in our bed. She intentionally put LT's hand on my boob.
O - "Mom, Audrey plays with her nubbies."
M - "Oh, really?"
O - "Yes, she does it like this", shows me.