Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Field Trip and a Book Swap

I am quite certain the day could not have been any busier!  And we were in our fancy clothes all day.....I LoVE it when kids are extra adorable!

In a suit!
We started with a book swap.  I played music and students marched around till the music stopped.  Then we repeated that a few times.  After about 5 turns, we kept the book at the desk we stopped on.  We gathered on the carpet and opened books, shared what the inscription was, and showed our new treasures.
Opening books...fancy hairstyle for Chickadee on the right.

Then we ate a snack and loaded onto the bus.
Matching clutch for her dress.

Fancy Dress...with the peace sign:-)

Our destination was the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, in downtown Portland.  It is one of the most beautiful building, and is the home for the Oregon Symphony.  We were going to see Ten Grands for Kids, a free concert.  Ten Grand Pianos are all arranged on stage and played by kids from ages 5-18.  They are amazing.  They played some solos, and duets, and all 10 at one time!  So cool and something some kiddos would never otherwise experience. 

Waiting for the show to start....I may have gotten yelled at for taking this picture:-)
Happy Tuesday,


  1. What a great and inspiring day!
    ❀ Tammy
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  2. Those kids clean up nice! I didn't think cameras were allowed!! Hee hee! Great experience and love the book swap idea.

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  3. What an awesome field trip experience for your kids! And didn't they all look so fancy! :)

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  4. Thanks for sending me to your blog- this is our first year for a book exchange- so all ideas are welcome and great! :) *And I may or may not have gotten in trouble for taking a picture before a show too this past year!!!! haha, what we'll do for that perfect picture, huh?*

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