Monday, March 22, 2010

Dallas Aqarium

Ok, so it's no surprise that I'm behind in blogging.
Back in February, I had the joy of going on a field trip with Beth's class to the Dallas Aquarium. Now, I vaguely recall going in high school, while in Dallas on a choir trip. Apparently, it's changed a bit, and then I realize how long it's actually been since I was in high school. Ugh! Ok, back to the field trip.

Thanks to Texas law, the kiddos had to ride in their boosters, even in the church van. What a hoot seeing the teacher (young, newly married, no kids) with a van full of car seats. Hahahaha!

The kiddos were so excited to be there, to see all kinds of animals. They couldn't keep still or use quiet voices. It was great to see their enthusiasm! They really enjoyed the touch screen information spots, though I don't think they stopped touching long enough to actually read.
There was so much more than just fish to see! A sloth hanging out in a tree (but you couldn't touch him), alligators and crocodiles, manatee, turtles, sea lions, flamingos, a jaguar having lunch... How incredible God's work to create animals that look like plants, to protect themselves from predators. The colors, the sounds, the variations of similar animals as they adapt in different parts of the world. How awesome is our God! I love that I could talk to Beth and her buddy about God's hand in all this, instead of just talking about the pretty animals.

When Beth had found "Poison dart frogs" on the map, we knew we'd have to check them out. Poison frogs and snakes have fascinated her for a while now. (We are also moving onto dinosaurs, Helen Keller and Ancient Egypt) It's incredible that such small creatures have such powerful poison in them!
When I dreamed of being a stay at home mom, attending field trips with my kids was one of the things I looked forward to most. I'm so grateful I was able to do that, enjoying the time with Beth as she saw new things with her friends.


J.J. said...

Great pics! Looks like fun! I love the pic with the car seats :)

Fred said...

Cool! Our God is an awesome God!

yaya said...

You have really become friends with your camera. Great artistic pictures. Great story. Thanks for sharing.

Casey (@ Ever-Changing Life) said...

Fun trip! The carseat thing is always fun. NOT!