Saturday, September 21, 2013

Cold Blooded Creatures

Every two years my school does a cold blooded creatures assembly with an amazing presenter who was good friends with Steve Irw*in and acts very much like him. :)

I was extremely bummed to realize that THIS was the year he would be coming, and that Braeden was no longer at my school but is still at his specialty school (and doing VERY well there I might add!  But that's another post!).  This is right up Braeden's alley and SO his thing!  Since he's in Fourth grade this year, and since my school is only 3rd-5th, this was his one and only shot to see the assembly.

BUT... as luck would have it... or maybe God has His hand in it!!!... the school district also brought the assembly to our PTA meeting the same night.  And since I have two other kids in the district, and am a teacher, we were able to go!

This is Liam's "I'm a bit nervous" look.  In front of us in the gym was a very large bag and five rubbermaid type tubs.

First up was Tank the tortoise...

(a friend's daughter)

The kids waiting for a turn to pet Tank...

And then was Lucky the alligator. (Still quite young!)  Lucky was rescued from sewer pipes ten years ago.  He was a former pet that someone had flushed down the toilet.  Happens more often than you think!  Most of his animals were former pets that outgrew their owners.

Another was this GIANT albino boa...

Finally came the large bag on the floor...

His feature guy Bubba the alligator.  Bubba moves his head when told, stands up, sits down, walks, all when told.  Crazy amazing!  He was going to allow a couple littles to have rides and Liam wanted to ride SO BADLY!  

BUT another little girl and boy were chosen... and he was heartbroken...

All in all a GREAT time though!  We LOVED it!


Kathy C. said...

Looks fun. I never thought about animals being flushed. Sad.

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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