Winter Field Trips

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Here’s the week’s cute pictures post, a recap of our field trips the last two months.

We got some of our tree saplings from the Arbor Day celebration at the Jesse Jones Park and Nature Center.

A walk through a bald cypress swamp (not very swampy this time of year)

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A visit to the Houston Police horses’ barn

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We could bring apples, carrots, and candy canes to feed to the horses.

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As you can see, the horses are used to getting treats from visitors and they were very forward!  Teddy’s second word was “horse” and he spent a few months constantly asking to hold a couple of Marie’s toy horses.

Unfortunately the real thing absolutely terrified him.  He actually said his word for “dinosaur” when the first one stuck its head out of the corral!

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Butterfly exhibit at the Natural Science Museum

Teddy liked the “bise flies” much better than “horsey.”

Just yesterday we went to the Aquarium with our one of our homeschool groups.

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Petting sting rays

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Look!  It’s Dory!

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The Houston Aquarium randomly includes the city’s only permanent Ferris Wheel.

This has been a pretty crazy week, to be honest, one that included a Tuesday night trip to the ER for stitches for Marie.

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Spending the day at the aquarium was actually the last thing I wanted to do the next morning, but it turned out to be the best thing to take her (and my) mind off our worries.

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Dear old H-town

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Given everything that’s happened this month, I may as well include our regular trips to doctors’ offices as part of our curriculum.  Here’s a reading lesson at the pediatrician’s.

Field trips are definitely a strength of homeschooling, and although they can be pretty draining, I’m usually glad we did it after it’s all over!  I feel like we do a pretty good job of being tourists in our hometown.  Except NASA–can you believe we’ve never been there?

This is Post 4 of 7 posts in 7 days.

7 day blog challenge 7 posts, 7 days

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