Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Fun Family Day

Kevin worked this last weekend so he had yesterday off.  We had planned to attend Nolan's preschool (yes, I said preschool!!) orientation in the morning and then decided that it would be a good day to go to the State Fair.  It was a wonderful day!  We started the day going to the doctor for an early 3-year well child visit (and preschool was requesting a physical) and then it was off to Small Blessings for preschool orientation.  We started by going to Nolan's classroom and meeting briefly with his teachers and getting introduced to some of the other kiddos.  Nolan was a bit shy at first but once he saw that they had dinosaur toys he was good to go.  We hung out in the classroom with Nolan for about 30 minutes before Kevin, Lucas, and I went to meet with one of the teachers and one of the administration people to complete paperwork and talk more about the daily activities, our hopes and goals for Nolan, and how we want to be involved.  When we were done we went back to the classroom where the kiddos were circled up talking about all the different times during the day that they use water.  They are currently doing a water study and have been learning about pipes, where water comes from, how water is used, etc.  Nolan didn't even notice when we walked into the room.  It was great to see him engaged and enjoying himself.  I am very excited about this new step for Nolan and after yesterday I definitely feel like we have picked the right place and are doing the right thing by moving Nolan into preschool at this time.

After Nolan noticed that we were in the classroom he stood-up and announced to his teacher that it was time for him to go to the fair. :)  And off we went.  Nolan had a blast looking at all of the animals.  We saw the cows, pigs, and horses.  One of the farmers even let Nolan pet two of his pigs which Nolan loved.  He even oinked back at them.  He saw one of the cows being milked and he had to point out whenever he saw any of the animals pooping.  What a boy!  After have the most delicious pretzel and looking at the animals we went to the rides.  Last year Nolan rode on the carousel but this year he was big enough to ride on more of the rides, and boy do we have a little dare devil on our hands!  I don't do well with fair rides that spin you around in circles so thankfully Kevin was willing to ride the rides with Nolan, although he realized he didn't have as strong of a tolerance of them as he once did. Nolan would have ridden the rides all day if we would have let him.  On one of the rides Kevin could control how much they spun in circles and he asked Nolan if he wanted to spin a little bit and Nolan responded with "I want to spin A LOT!".  Nolan was definitely tired by the end of our time at the fair and was not happy about leaving but it was a great day!  Here are some pictures from our family fun day at the fair.

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