Saturday, March 27, 2010

Savvy's field trip!!

On Thursday Savannah's class went on a Field Trip to the Skirball Museum in Los Angeles. Nicole had volunteered to go and was really looking forward to it. On Wednesday night Nicole was on call and ended up being at the hospital throughout the night. When I woke up to go to work she still wasn't home. So when she appeared at the door a few minutes later, I told her that I would go so that she could sleep. So daddy got to go and play with all the fun little kids pictured above. The whole thing was a blast, though the bus ride back got a little loud and crazy.
This was the inside room of the Ark. They had three separate rooms, each depicting a part of the story of Noah's Ark. The entry into the Ark. The walls were painted with dark clouds and the kids were able to play with different machines that made lightning and thunder, rain, and a wind machine. Then there was the inside of the ark room, pictured above, where the kids played with all the animals and even got to sweep up some fake animal dung. Yea! The last room depicted the exiting of the ark. The walls were painted as blue sky with birds flying, and from time to time a rainbow appeared on the wall. In the final room, the kids celebrated with all the animals that the great flood had ended.
This is one of the walls from the third room, or exit of the ark. Why don't my kids walls look like that?
Some of the animals peering out the windows of the ark out into the new world. All of the animals were made from other items. Some of the things used to make the animals were brooms, golf balls, ropes, forks, bicycle handle bars and many many others. It was really cool.
This is supposed to be the dove that returned with an olive branch.
This was the group that I was in charge of, the mighty Elephants. Hopefully I get their names right. From L-R. Heath, Savannah, Marie, Charlie, Zaki, Dayla, Richie.
Here is sweet Savannah on the bus in front of her school. She actually fell asleep with her head on my lap on the way to the museum. It was nice. Like I said before, the ride home, not so nice. All in all though it was a great little trip with Savvy and I'm glad that I had the chance to go.


Shannon said...

What a very cool museum. I love how the animals were made from recycled things. I can only imagine what it would be like with a bus full of kids...

Nana Donna said...

You have the most fun places to visit. What a great dad you are Mike. Savy looked like she was having a great time.