K is ready for Second Grade! Yay.
K is ready for Second Grade! Yay.
Yesterday, Friday, was Field Day at K’s school. Everyone was very busy preparing the outdoor games, obstacle courses, bounce house, and water slide. The children were very excited and couldn’t wait for the special day to come.
The night before, I prepared the important things K may need according to the school’s notice-sunscreen, towel, bottled water, change clothes, and snack/sack lunch.
Because all the activities are outdoors and late Spring in Texas start to get really hot, it is very necessary to put on sunscreen. Even if it is a cloudy weather, putting on sunscreen is highly recommended to prevent getting sunburns especially on young children’s skin. We’ve been using Banana Boat Sun Comfort Sunscreen Spray. It has been our trusted protection against harmful UV rays for years whenever we go outdoors or to the beach. It’s non-sticky feel after spraying gives it the advantage.
Towel and Change Clothes
Usually field day activities include water games. Darling daughter said the water slide was her favorite among all the fun games yesterday. So she brought a towel and change clothes because, boy, the students were soaking wet yesterday from the water slide and sponge battle. They had a lot of fun.
Of course, with constant movement in the heat, the kids needed hydration. And the most convenient item to bring was bottled water. The only thing was, there’s no place to put those drinks in. The crate was full of towels. So I had to look for a big plastic bag to put all those drinks in so I can carry them around. Gladly one of the staff at the sign in area under the shade of the trees had an extra big plastic bag.
Sack Lunch and Snack
I don’t remember if I ordered a sack lunch for K from the cafeteria weeks before the field day. So I packed her lunch anyway just in case I didn’t. After the students’ completed all the outdoor activities, they went back to the classrooms and changed. Then they proceed to the cafeteria for the dance party and yearbook signing. The students ate lunch in their respective classrooms after.
It was an awesome fun day. Good thing the First Graders were the first ones in the schedule to go outdoors before it got too hot at mid day. To end the day, they had Kona Ice to cool them off. What a great day!
It was a busy week for me this week. I volunteered at the Book Fair at DD’s school for three days and did a lunch cover for a 3rd Grade class Thursday. Then it was darling daughter’s musical program yesterday. She was shy telling me about it because she is not really into singing, she said. 🙂 There’s not much time for me to make an animal costume because DD said her part was a horse. I was like, uhmm…what should I do? Good thing it was optional and K just wanted to wear Sunday best.
Gladly, dear husband and my brother-in-law made it on time before the program started. We had a great time. We are so proud of our little lady bug. 🙂
It’s Spring Break 2018. What’s your plans? Do you have some activities in mind for your children to keep them occupied this week? There are Spring Break Camps or programs offered by recreation centers and sport centers but I decided to just keep my child’s schedule open for local travels. In fact, my darling daughter already planned how to spend her Spring Break. Haha!
She has two fun places in mind that she wants to visit this week.
Although she has been to SeaLife Aquarium before, DD enjoyed the sea creatures. She likes watching them and she is interested in learning more about each one of them-especially the sharks. 😀
This will be DD’s second trip to Fort Worth Zoo, too. She was two years old when we first went. Two-year-olds don’t remember a thing. DD went to the zoo in Dallas with Uncle J and Aunt D but she did not want to go back there. So we figured she wanted to visit Fort Worth Zoo.
As I was finalizing our Spring Break 2018 schedule I thought, it’s all good. These places are educational as well as fun. And they are not very far. Yes we are having a staycation this week. Our goal is to not spend too much in our travels because we are looking forward to a big vacation early next year.
As we prep to do our grocery shopping, dear husband was making a list…
S: What else do you want to add in the list, honey? Kaylen, do you need anything else from the grocery store? Ah, rice…check if you still have some rice left.
K: Rice. Definitely.