I don’t know why in the world the goofy school schedules the kid’s parties all at the same time! The parking (or lack thereof) is reedick.
And this was the line to get in…
It was fuh- reezin!
Plus.. Because the parties were at the same time.. I spent the whole time running back and forth between each class.
Garridon’s teacher did a fun game to hand out presents.. They played “hot potato” but with the presents.
Everyone got a coloring book and crayons.. Which I thought was a great idea.. And we were supposed to put them in gift bags. Well I forgot and wrapped Garridon’s. I justified it to myself by saying bags are boring for little kids & unwrapping is fun.
Well I realized at the party why this rebel mamma needs to follow rules..
The bags were meant to carry all their party goodies home. Which is pretty much a genius idea. Hats off to the room mom.
I rushed back over to Daynie’s room just in time to find out why all the kids getting the same gift was also a genius idea.
Daynie was opening her secret Santa gift and I was mortified at her behavior!
She had a bad look on her face and was saying..a baby! I’m not a baby! I hate babies!.
And here is where the sweet little girl (who also happens to be a church friend and was on our t ball team) was calling Daynie’s name and when Daynie looked up the little girl had the most excited look on her face and was saying.. Do you like it?
I. Was. MORTIFIED!
Daynie was being such a brat.
I don’t know who the mom to my right witnessing this atrocious behavior was.. But thank The Lord that the mom to my left I knew and was reassuring me that all of our kids have acted that way at some point.
I grabbed Daynie and gave her an earful. I could tell she was embarrassed and actually felt bad about the thought that the little girl might have heard her act that way over the present she brought. Sometimes I have to remember that Daynie is seven and thinks like a seven year old. Her mind was on herself and the disappointment of not getting the present she wanted. Once I got onto her and expanded her thought process to include other people.. I could see the look on her face and could tell she felt bad about it. That made me feel good that she felt remorse for her actions and compassion for another’s feelings.
A few minutes later a mom asked Daynie to take a pic with her son. Daynie kind of made a face at her like are you serious? Do I have to?
Again I was one embarrassed mamma!
The mom said her son did the same thing when she told him she wanted a pic of the two of them. He said he didn’t want to take a picture with a girl!
That did make me think how awkward and embarrassing that could be through the eyes of seven year olds.
The reason the mom wanted the pic was because these three kids gave been in the same class together since Kindergarten..
Daynie’s teacher made these totally adorable ornaments…
I love it! I could tell she put a lot of time in them! What a great keepsake!
Next Daynie’s class decorated cookies.
I ran back down to Garridon’s party to get him and came back to find this..
Here’s some of Garridon’s artwork in the hall.
Brooklyn & Garridon…
Garridon’s teacher’s gift…
Daynie’s was the same except with her teachers name .
Before we left we took a little stroll through the Lost & Found.
Glad the world didn’t end…bc I’m pretty stoked to use this in twenty thirteen..
I got the PDF from Confessions of a Homeschooler
Step by step directions on printing made it easy. The last page (blog brainstormer) came from The Project Girl
I like the format & printed about 25 front and back and added them to the back. I just took it to a local place and had it bound into a spiral.
Like our big ass ham?
Don’t be jelly.
Loves to wrap presents.
He was seriously cracking me up with his preciseness with the To: & From:
This other guy:
Is having a great time fillin the freezer
Have you lost a jacket?
If you have there’s a good chance it’s in the lost & found lining the halls of my kids school.