Bethlehem Walk Field Trip

Cutie Pie’s preschool visited a local church’s Bethlehem Walk on Friday.  Wildman and I did this last year in super chilly, overcast weather.  Today it was sunny and quite warm.  The wait was interminable!  We were told to be there at 9:30 AM but they did not let our group in until 10:30.

Needless to say, the kids were super antsy. Cutie Pie played a bunch of games on my iphone, took some photos with my camera, hung on my leg, whined, asked me to carry him, etc.  It was a looong, hot wait for both of us.  You would think that the host church would have been better prepared after last year’s crazy wait.  Unfortunately the wait was worse this time…

Once they finally let us in, Cutie Pie signed a scroll for the census.  I’m so impressed with how well he can write his name!  His fine motor skills are really great.

Cousin B was there with Big Red.  Aren’t the boys cute?!

This year’s exhibit was just as good as last year.  The performers were really great and interacted with the children so well letting them see an ancient oil lamp and smell some cloves.

We were stopped by some shepherds telling us the good news.

The animals were the highlight of the morning for the boys I think!  They loved petting the miniature Brama, the donkey and the goats.

Eventually we found Joseph, Mary and the Baby Jesus at the end of our walk!

It was a nice but long morning.  I ended up taking B back to preschool because Big Red had to run to a meeting.  I kept Cutie Pie with me so we could run a few errand before lunch.  Wouldn’t you know it…  The school nurse called as soon as we entered our first store to say that Wildman had a fever and needed to come home.  Ugh!  Poor Wildman had been home sick for two days prior and he seemed to be doing so well on Friday morning.

It took me 45 minutes to get across town to Wildman’s school.  We spent the afternoon napping and taking it easy.  *sigh*  Why does this stuff always happen when J is out of town?