Saturday, May 10, 2008

Chaperoning The Field Trip

Josh's class had their last field trip this week. They went to a really cool animal park called Yellow River Game Park.

It was really a great day out. There are all sorts of animals, some roaming free, that you can feed and pet.

Feeding deer

The animals there are rescued or would not survive in the wild on their own. They had lots of deer, sheep, goats, donkeys, brown bears, foxes, cougars, birds of all sorts, buffalo, pigs, and tons more.

Here are some raccoons playing on some of their toys.


You can bring your own food for the animals, or buy some there. I emptied out my crisper before leaving and we had quite a bit of lettuce and celery to share, and some stale crackers and a small bag of peanuts.

The boys' favorite part was petting the bunnies.

Pet the Bunny

Several of the peacocks were displaying their feathers

Peacock displaying his feathers

Because I had Sam with me, I could only take a small group of kids, and the teacher was a co-leader with me. We had 4 boys from the class. Josh and one other were quite easy. The other two... well let's just say it's a good thing the group had 2 chaperon's! They were all over the place.

One of the boys wanted to see if he could make the skunk spray so he was trying to kick his cage. Luckily I stopped him. The strange thing is, he wasn't being mean or anything when he kicked the cage... he wasn't trying to torment the poor skunk, he just wanted to see what it would be like. I was a bit perplexed, simply because he seemed to have no thought about actions/consequences. It made me very grateful to have two boys that are generally well behaved and seem to be able to connect the dots.... most of the time.

We had a great time and we were all pooped in the car ride on the way home. Sam fell asleep, Josh played his DS and we made it home before the Atlanta traffic became a nightmare.

Both the boys are still talking about how much fun they had. We have been here before but last time Sam was barely 1. I don't even think he was walking yet. So, we've added that to the list of things to do when Nanny and Grandad.


  1. That's a really cool park! I love the bunny picture!
    I must admit, when it comes to field trips, my husband has been on more than me, particullarly the ones my son has been on. His teachers always want my husband to chaperone the boys who like to wonder off, that perhaps they will listen better to a man.

  2. What a great place! (My boys would love it!) Glad you got to go along on the field trip!

  3. Oh what a nice Mom to chaperon! I loved when my Mom did. Too bad you had a couple (near) stinkers!

  4. Knowing you, this field trip seems right up your alley. You guys are always doing great things outside. How beautiful.


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