Friday, May 15, 2015

Evelyn's Very Wet But Still Good Field Trip

I followed the weather for yesterday for over a week. And it went a little something like this.

"A little cloudy. 20% chance of rain."

"The weekend is going to be rainy. You might get wet on Thursday, too."

"Yeeeah, we're pretty sure it's going to rain on Thursday."

"Noah called. You missed the boat. Good luck!"

Now ordinarily this wouldn't mean much on a random Thursday, except that yesterday happened to be the kindergarten field trip to Grant's Farm, and that meant a day spent outside for several of us! So we packed the umbrellas and goulashes and hoped for the best. :)

Not only was it Evie's day, but unlike Grace's field trip earlier this month, Charlotte was able to come along this time, too. That meant that I could go - woohoo! So four of the six of us Roberts spent the day splashing around the farm. And honestly, we had a great time in spite of the rain.

A day at Grant's Farm starts on the tram through Deer Park, and holy COLD. Haha. It was raining in on us, and Evie and I huddled together for warmth. :)

You can see the raindrops on our camera lens! Had to put that bad boy away.

This is the view we arrived to when we hopped off of the tram...

It reminded me vaguely of a certain trip to florida we took last fall. Only...why can't midwestern rains be like florida rains? They come and go in minutes. But ours...they drag on and on and on!

She obviously was not deterred. :)

Evelyn had two things on her mind for this day: shopping and eating. And since it was her day, well that's how we spent a good part of it. Eating and shopping, shopping and eating!

I swear, the main concern for our children on their field trips is picking out just the right thing to bring back for their brothers and sisters. (Usually stuffed animals. With sparkly eyes. Have to have the sparkly eyes!)

But we did participate in some of the farm activities as well. :)

Sigh...the last time she did this she was just an itty bitty thing. I can't believe it's been so long since we've been here!

We ducked out of the drizzle and found some warmth in the carriage house, and we checked out some of the horses, too.

Stopped off for some popcorn and kettle corn...because how do you choose between the two...before stopping again for lunch. Haha. We all needed sustenance. Including the baby. Evie ate her snack, then her own lunch, and then part of mine. :) 

Charlotte topped off and spent most of the day like this....

I often hear people say that they don't like to travel a lot with a small baby. To that I say, crazy talk! This is when they are easiest, haha. Just wait until they start toddling around, then it gets difficult to keep them contained. So vacation away, new moms! Take advantage of it!

There wasn't a lot of time left after lunch before the kiddos had to jump back on the bus, so Evelyn spent her last moments riding the carousel! :)

She is such a special girl. We love love love her sweet spirit!

Our bookend babies posed together on the tram on the way back. I think we exhausted Charlotte on her "first" field trip, haha.

Yes, it would have been nice to have a dry sunny day, but we still managed to have a good time. We have promised Ev (and the rest of the kids) that we'll come back again soon when the weather is just right! And we hope to have the opportunity to do a lot more things like this in the not too distant future with the entire family. We have some big plans for our Evie girl coming up! Exciting...a little scary...but mostly exciting. If you've been following along with us lately you might even be able to guess what it is. I hope to share more about it after some things are confirmed next week! :)

Hope you all have a great weekend, and if you're from our neck of the woods, remember to have those life vests ready for the next few days! ;)


Heather said...

Awww, looks like she had a lot of fun despite the rain!!

I wish I had known how "easy" it was to travel with a baby when Kinley was a baby. I was terrified to leave the house. And I miss those days of the baby just sleeping in the infant seat while you do your thing :)

Caroline Pestka said...

Homeschooling? Is it homeschooling? If so, welcome to the ranks of the exhausted! Ha ha.


Mama to 5

Adrien said...

;) ;)

Caroline Pestka said...

So exciting. Feel free to email me with questions, if you like. I have even used a few Christian curriculum companies in our little Jewish homeschool. Yippee!


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