Yesterday I got to be K.J.'s guest on the third grade field trip.
We went to see the Southwest Symphony perform 'Peter and the Wolf,' which is the perfect introduction to live music for children, in my opinion. There is a storyteller that takes you along with the music so it is easy to follow the big themes and big emotions. Most of the kids were totally entertained, and K.J. loved it. Plus, those themes are so enchanting and stay with you all day. Every time I was in the same room with K.J. yesterday he was humming Peter's theme, or the bird's theme, or the wolf's theme.
This is K.J. with his best school friend Jadia. Please note her snazzy pink bead necklace she accessorized with -- I know I did. I think this is the darned cutest picture, you can see that they are two little peas in a pod.
After the concert we headed to the park for a picnic lunch and I enjoyed visiting with him between bites of his sandwich and trips down the slide. I learned that riding on a bus full of third graders was not designed for the faint of heart.
Mostly I enjoyed my time with my little guy. It was awesome to go with him on a special adventure that he has looked forward to so much, and I know he enjoyed being with me as much as I enjoyed being with him. So thanks, K.J., for inviting me. It was totally awesome.