Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Catching up - part 1 - cub scouts, field trips, and color run

It's been entirely too long since I've updated the blog!  I can give you several reason ... partly because we've been busy, partly due to technical difficulties (phone issues, laptop issues, desktop issues, you name it, we've had problems with it), but let's be honest, it's mostly because I've been lazy. :-) I've gotten hooked into a string of great books and spend my free time on my kindle instead of my blog.  :-) 

So now it's time to get all caught up ...


Jaden is in cub scouts this year and he earned the wolf patch.  I didn't know I would get to draw on his face too!  What fun!!

Between friends Ben and Kabeer at Cub Scouts meeting

Nicholas and his friend Jaydon being silly on their class field trip to see the Cat in the Hat
I forgot our camera for the show and the iPhone didn't take very good shots, but it was a SUPER cute show!!!  A great KG field trip!!

The 2nd graders put on a spectacular musical written by their music teacher "Dr. Greg."  It was an African folk story called Anansi and the Golden Box.  It was fantastic, but again I forgot my camera and the iPhone didn't get any good shots.  Jaden is wearing a gold scarf in the front row

We signed up for the Color Run with the boys and had a blast! 
With friends Paris and Sklyer at the start of the race
On your marks, get set, go!  It took FOREVER to get to the starting line.  Over 5000 people signed up for the race and it wasn't exactly the most organized ... we were excited to finally get moving.
After the orange station.  Nicholas wasn't so sure about the colors. 
Near the finish line with friends
Having fun toward the end of the race
We saw lots of familiar faces ... life is always more fun with friends!

We made it!
 This next batch of pictures are from Jaden's 2nd grade field trip.  They went to visit a private farm here in Qatar owned by the Al Fardan family.  It was most impressive!!  We saw the large animals (including several that were endangered), the greenhouses, the birds, and the gardens.  We were there for 3 hrs and only saw a fraction of the farm.  It's not open to the public, this (very wealthy) family graciously allowed the entire 2nd grade to come for a visit.
Jaden with his class friends at the farm

some animals were endangered

This is the Addax Oryx

Moussa pointing out that this next animal is critically endangered

One of several beautiful statues within the farm

Jaden with friends Carl and Andres

Jaden cruising through the tomato plants in the green houses

Checking out the birds


Bird cote (common bird structure here)

biggest cabbages I've ever seen!

Jaden's teacher Ms Mary showing the class the corn field
 All in all it was a fantastic field trip!

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