On May 12th, I got to take Bethany on her last YMCA preschool field trip, to the Metroparks Farm. We started the field trip by playing in the playroom, where the kids enjoyed playing with all the farm-themed toys. Then we hopped on the wagon for a tour of the farm:
Bethany loved the tractor ride!
On our tour, we saw the farm's crops (wheat and soy), a tractor plowing, and some cows grazing.
Our first stop on the tour was the bird barn, where we saw ducks (the one thing Bethany was most excited about seeing and was SURE we'd see at the farm, lol), turkeys, peacocks, chickens, and guineas.
The next stop was the horse barn. Bethany loved seeing the horses, and said later that it was her favorite animal that she saw on the field trip.
Next, we visited the sheep, goats, pigs, and llama. Bethany enjoyed petting as many animals as she could reach.
The sheep were so soft!
The sheep were so soft!
Petting a pygmy goat:
Our last stop was to see the bunnies, chicks, and ducklings. It was neat to see how quickly they grow!
Bethany with Addison, one of her best friends at preschool.
On our way home, we stopped for a special treat at Dunkin Donuts (for her) and Panera (for me). She loved her strawberry sprinkle donut!
Then on May 19th, Bethany had her preschool picnic to celebrate her last day of school. My mom, Travis, Bethany, Kaylee, Cambree, and I were all able to go. We were blessed with beautiful weather, and the girls had a lot of fun playing on the school's playground, while I had fun chatting with the other moms and teachers, and we all enjoyed the yummy picnic lunch.
Bethany and Addison:
She was so excited to show me this playground toy:
Due to various circumstances, Bethany got all new teachers a few months before the end of the school year. All of her teachers this year were wonderful, and we feel so grateful to them for being so loving, patient, and encouraging to Bethany, and for helping her transition to preschool so well.
Bethany and Mrs. Corrata, who always welcomed her with a big hug each day.
Bethany and Mrs. Jill:
Bethany and Mrs. Alice:
Bethany had a great year at the Davis Family YMCA Preschool this year. All of her teachers commented on what a sweet and smart girl she is, and how they enjoyed having her in class. We will miss going to the Y preschool, but are excited for her new adventures at the PALS preschool this fall!