Weekly Wrap Up – The one with the awesome fieldtrip

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a weekly wrap up.  We’ve done a lot of fun and interesting things over the last few weeks but I somehow always forget until Sunday to post the wrap up!

Monday was a normal day for us of running all around.  We got all our school work done in the morning, had lunch, and packed the kids up for our musical theater class with the Tom Thumb Players and then speech for Green Bubbles.  Only one more week of class and then it’s time for the play!  Little Miss and Green Bubbles love the class.  They were assigned their roles last week and they both are playing the part of food.  Green Bubbles is bread dough and Little Miss is an onion.  Can’t wait to see the final product!

I’m always thankful for days we are home all day long without any errands.  On Tuesday, I took the kids on a walk through the neighborhood stopping occasionally to dig for worms for a science experiment we are doing.  We also stopped by our local polling place and I made all three of them wait with me while I voted. I had my Mother-in-law take the bigs to swim lessons and I took advantage by trying to clean the house.  Megatron had other ideas so I didn’t get my entire list done, but it made me feel better to make some progress.

I kept our Wednesday trip a secret from the kids until Tuesday night.  Little Miss has been begging to go back to Sea World ever since we went on our last field trip there.  A friend organized a trip again so we jumped on it.  The educational field trips only last until 1:30pm but that’s plenty of time for our family because by then Megatron and Little Miss are ready for naps.  We spent the entire day with some new friends of ours and had so much fun.

The kids were able to see penguins, turtles, sharks, bulga whales, orcas, some walruses, and of course, a lot of fish.  Holiday decorcations were alrady going up as well so I made the kids pose infront of some of them for pictures.  We even got to talk to one of the trainers of the orcas about his job, how he got to be where he is and what other animal training he has done before.  I also was very interested to learn that Sea World San Diego uses the ocean water in Mission Bay for its tanks.  They filter it in, and then after a few hours put it back out into the bay.  The trainer, Conor, told us they put the water back out 80% cleaner.

Unfortunately,  Green Bubbles was starting to feel sick by lunch time.  He actually napped a little in the car on the drive home.  I can’t remember the last time he did that.  By the evening he had a slight fever and was vomiting.  Thankfully it was short lived and by Thursday night he was feeling much better!

Since he was sick we did end up finishing our read aloud book, The Witches by Roald Dahl.  We followed it up with the movie they made in 1990 and Green Bubbles told me all the parts that were different between the movie and the book.  The book had him bouncing up and down in excitement.  The movie left him wandering away about halfway through.  Although he did say he enjoyed the ending in the movie much more than the book.

Today we’re going to hit park day.  And then it’s time for me to get everything together for Little Miss’ birthday party tomorrow!  We’re going with a My Little Pony theme, but I’m keeping it simple.  No party games, prizes, contests.  Just kids playing on the playground at the local park.  It should be a lot of fun.

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