Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Preschool Party

On Monday, Jaiden's class had a little Thanksgiving party. She and I worked together the night before to make these little pilgrim hats. We got the idea off of Family Fun's website.

We also made these turkies out of Oreos. Their tails and beaks were supposed to be made out of candycorn, but who would've thought that candycorn would be impossible to find four days before Thanksgiving? We tried three different places, and apparently candycorn is "Halloween Candy." Now what do ya'll think?! At any rate, it called for a little improvising, and we had to pull it off with some pipecleaners, so they were not 100% edible!

Look at this sweet girl! She was so excited for me to come. I offered to get a babysitter for Jeryn so that I could pay more attention to her at her party, but she insisted that I bring her little brother. It made me happy that she wanted him there. Sometimes, she gets a little protective though. Back in soccer season, the kids on her team were chasing him and playing with him and she crossed her arms and said, "He is MY baby brother!"

This is Jaiden and her good friend Adi...

The picture above was taken moments before Jeryn went on a rampage. The party fell in the middle of his usual naptime, and it was not pretty for us. I was sweating like it was 100 degrees by the time it was over. He picked up chairs and moved them, tried to climb on the tables, tried to eat the little girls' beads that they were using for their Thanksgiving craft, and numerous other things. I needed about five extra arms to maintain control.

The teacher had all the kids go to the carpet and stand on their name tags so that they could perform the song that they had learned. About the time she finally got the attention of all twenty of the four year olds, Jeryn cut loose through the crowd and was running circles through the kids. All of the children squealed and laughed, and I think Jaiden's teacher wanted to slap me...I held him tight and wouldn't let him back down and he decided to throw a fit, so I ended up watching their cute little song from the other side of the glass door.

Ishould also tell you that just before we pulled into the parking lot, Jeryn was drinking his juice too fast and got strangled. He coughed until he threw up all over himself and the carseat. Needless to say, we were a complete distraction AND we smelled bad!

But HOW on earth could you ever be mad at this sweet little boy?! Oh how I love this child!!!!!

And could she be any sweeter?

They had been learing about the first Thanksgiving with the Indians and the Pilgrims. The teachers surprised them with a tee-pee for them to walk around and go inside! Jaiden loved it!

And they also had a haystack with little turkies hidden in the hay for the kids to find. Jeryn got in on this action and was loving it!

And here's J showing me one of the turkies that she found!

I have been cooking all night and I think I am about to call it a night...

We are blessed in so many ways and I am so thankful. We are looking forward to spending time with family over the next several days. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!


Jacquie said...

Those pilgrim hats and turkeys are just adorable. I would've never thought to use pipe cleaners - quick thinking!

Bless your heart - you'll never forget that school party.

That picture of Jaiden standing at the tee-pee opening looks EXACTLY like YOU!

I hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Morris Family said...

I put this on the other one...but the party looks like so much fun and love the tee-pee!!

Leigh Ann said...

Those treats you made for school are ADORABLE, and I agree J is SO sweet! Looks like her school went all out! Glad you had a great time. I can so relate to those "sweating" moments. LOL!

His Doorkeeper said...

The school party looked like so much fun! Thank of all the parties you have ahead of you!!

The Garners said...

Cute snacks! The trip to the school party sounds about like everything we do these days! I'm sure Jaiden loved having you there though (even if the teacher didn't--ha!)

Kelly said...

You are so Martha Stewart - Love those hats and turkeys!
You are so funny - I would be sweating too but you could never be mad at that precious little boy! He is the cutest thing in the world - along with his sister.

Heather said...

Those treats are adorable! You are such a cool mom! I totally feel your pain about the meltdown...what is it about that that makes you sweat like crazy?!?! I have been there MANY times! I love you and your sweet family!

The Milams said...

We must be reading the same magazines!! Can't believe the candy corn was so hard to find. Since you told me that it seems like I see it everywhere I go. Apparently Texans think it's a year round candy!

maryanne420 said...

hi! i hope that you had a wonderful thanksgiving.

you did such a great job with all of those goodies. your children are just beautiful. have a great weekend!