Field Trip: Pumpkin Patch
Kenzie's first preschool field trip occurred on Friday. It got off to a rocky start due to my volunteering to be a driver of other students. We were assigned Kenzie's favorite friend "Chinnu" to ride in our car. When Chinnu's mom brought her carseat to our car, I about swallowed my tongue. Chinnu, age 4 was still riding in a newborn appropriate carseat. As you can imagine, she was way too big for it and her mother didn't even attempt to put the straps over her shoulders. She just clasped it along her middle and called it good. Panicked, I called the preschool teachers over and explained I was uncomfortable with the risks of this. Eventually, we sent Chinnu to ride to the patch with her mother who wasn't originally planning on going. (Chinnu is from another country and English is a second language to both her and her mother. In all honesty, I don't believe that they understood why the seat was inappropriate, or the danger I was envisioning.)
Kenzie was terribly disappointed.
But, thanks to the fun stuff at the pumpkin patch, she soon recovered.
Shown, are a few shots of the slide, the pumpkin picking, the highlight for Kenzie: (catching a bug!!), the duck races, the corn box...
....and a shot before leaving home where she befriended a pumpkin colored butterfly.
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