Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Last Wednesday we had our first class field trip. We carpooled down to Mesa to the children's museum there. For only $6.50 a person (half that if you have awesome buy-one-get-one coupons like Mackenzie found online), you get hours of play and learning experiences. There were giant blocks, a playhouse with a kitchen, story room, and garden, an art room, exhibits to experiment with sounds and video, and the featured Japanese Manga exhibit, which is why I have a photo of all the kids inside a furry cat-bus. Apparently there is a Japanese comic with a giant bus that is actually a live cat...don't ask me. Bree, however, is very familiar with the Japanese cartoon "Avatar", and knew how to act appropriately in the Japanese house, saying to her friends, "Welcome to Chang Palace." It was a lot of fun, and was a deliciously air-conditioned respite from the 110-degree heat outside. We'll definitely visit again.