I am so thankful to be able to go with Crockett and his friends on their field trips. It is so much fun to see them all together and see just how they interact. I love being able to watch him grow and share these experiences with him. I didn't ride the bus this time, and just met them all at the Lubbock Arboretum. He was very excited to see me and to tell me about his ride on the "fool bus". He thought it was very cool that Mrs. Ford sat by him. He loves her. :) We walked around the Arboretum and Mrs. Andrews, the other 3 year old teacher, told us about all of the plants, trees and flowers. The children were encouraged to collect neat things (leaves, flowers, acorns) that they found. Mrs. Ford had a bag full of brown leaves by the time we left! Ha! All of the kids were very well behaved and aside from wanting to play in the dirt, they did just what they were told and stayed right on the path... most of the time. We stopped and had snacks and saw some beautiful butterflies. The kids climbed on rocks, up trees, over/into puddles and each of them found about 100 sticks that they REALLY wanted to play with! It was a long way around and they were all pretty tired by the time we got back to the entrance. It was really the perfect day for a stroll with one of my favorite boys!