How does one describe a perfect day, because today really was.
I have been wanting to volunteer in C’s classroom all year, and as the school year will be over in a few short weeks, I decided to take the day off from work and spend some time there with her. I didn’t tell her I was coming, so it was great to see the look of surprise when I walked into the room. It definitely made her day! I was assigned to the reading corner and I spent about an hour reading to different kids as they rotated through their stations.
After that, it was time to line up for lunch. Apparently if you are the kid whose mom spends the day in the class, all the other kids want to sit next to you at the lunch table, so we had quite a crowd at lunch. We talked and laughed.
After lunch it was show and tell time, and C showed a sign she made at home- on one side is the word stop written in red and the other side says go in green. She uses with Big E to play Red Light, Green Light.
Next was recess, so we all headed outside. We played Red Light Green Light, Simon Says, and played on the swings until it was time to go inside. At that point it was time for me to go so I said good bye and got lots of hugs from a bunch of the kids. I gave C a special hug and kiss as she headed out of the room to go to art class. I’m so glad I spent the morning with her!
After leaving her, I headed off to the church to see Big E’s end of the year ceremony for his Mom’s Morning Out program. The kids got up and did the pledge and then they sang us a song.
Sorry for the mostly blurry pic, but I don’t like to post pictures of other peoples’ kids without their permission.
After the ceremony the kids had popsicles and played for a little bit.
Big E really loved his teacher this year!
Next was a Mommy-Son date at Starbucks while we waited to meet up with the family that was watching Baby E. As we waited he told me all about his new bug collecting kit his teacher had given him. When Baby E arrived, we booked it back home to get C off the bus.
After she got home we went for a walk to the stinky bridge and gazebo park. The kids ran around for awhile trying (quite unsuccessfully) to catch bugs.
Once back, we played outside for a bit before going inside to order pizza.
After Tim got home, we had dinner and then met up with the neighbor cousins to go the boardwalk for the farmers market. This week there is also a carnival down there as well.
We told the kids that they could each ride ONE ride. So, I took Big E on the carousel.
While Tim took C on the Ferris Wheel.
Where the attendant promptly forgot about them, and after 45 minutes of them being on the ride, Tim finally had to ask them to let them off!! Ha ha! Meanwhile Tim had all the tickets in his pocket so Big E and I just watched and waited!
Finally we gave up and joined up with the neighbor cousins for some dancing on the boardwalk!
The boys even tried out some break dancing.
We ended the evening with a few minutes on the beach (where I found 10 sharks teeth while the kids played in the sand and on the pirate ship)
And we topped it all off with some Rita’s. Whew! That was a long and busy day- And I loved every minute of it. (Except maybe the extra 30 minutes Tim was on that ferris wheel!) Now it is late and I promised Tim I would watch Captain America with him, so I’m about to wake him up from the couch. I’m guessing we will get about 20 minutes in, ha!!