Today we went to the Dole Plantation. It was a misty, in other words not quite raining and not enough to keep locals from doing just about anything, and a bit chilly. It only got up to about 65 today with a stiff wind so it really felt colder. Anyway, we rode on the Pineapple Express, a train that takes you on a tour of pineapple fields, and gives you some of the history of pineapples. Danya did really well. The 2 little boys, also in the 2.5-3, range did well too. Danya and one of the little boys have become really good friends.
After the train ride they have a Koi pond where there is a food dispenser. We put our quarters in and then got to feed the frantic fish. They leapt out of the water onto this cement banking to get at the food and then flopped to get back into the water.
This is Danya and her little friend. One thing I've learned recently is that if I can give Danya a chore or a responsibility it improves her behaviou. Well I kinda gave all 3 kiddos the responsibility of taking care of each other. Danya didn't really mind the rain, but her friend wanted her umbrella so I gave it to him. He followed her with it holding it over her head. All I could see was the scene in Anna and the King where a servant was doing that for the king. It made me giggle and then say awww.Then after some snacks and a little bit of running on a covered patio it was time to head home. I told the kiddos to help eachother get to the cars by holding hands. Off they went, with a little direction giving by the mommies, the 3 of them held hands and walked very nicely to the parking lot.