Friday, June 10, 2011
Preschool Graduation (and other stuff)
This is the first day of a weekend that promises to be packed full of (mostly) fun events.
This morning was field day at Miss E's school. She was a bit apprehensive since I couldn't explain exactly what it was going to be like, but I signed Peter up to volunteer which seemed to help a bit. I guess when the kinders first walked into the gym the rest of the 1st - 3rd graders were going crazy cheering for their teams and that all the kinders stood there looking pretty shell-shocked. As seems to be the trend with Miss E these days, I worry that things will be a disaster and then she rises to the occasion and does great. Apparently, field day went off without a hitch and she was no more overwhelmed or apprehensive than any other kindergartners out there.
While this was going on, I got Mr. T to the preschool for his graduation! Peter, Miss E and my mom met us there and we watched him do his final graduation ceremony from this school. To start it off they have each kid run down the aisle of the church and burst through a big banner they had painted of their name. As Mr. T was running, I noticed he kept pulling up his pants. I didn't think much of it, as they are always falling down but when he stood up to stand with his teacher and get his diploma, his pants were fully unbuttoned. I have a picture of him hugging his teacher, getting his diploma and you can clearly see batman underwear. Ahh...the silliness of preschool. He was so proud and excited for himself though that he barely noticed the pants thing.
Afterwards we all went to a class barbeque and they played with the kids, we chatted with the parents and had a nice lunch. This is something I will miss about preschool, all the great families we have met and all the get - togethers and community building things that we do. We really made a good school choice for the kids.
After this and some rest time, we took the kids up to my parents to spend the night, Peter went to work the night 12 of his shift and I went to a Naked Lady party! It was so much fun. This was with a group of women that I knew a long time ago and have been trying to reconnect a bit with. There also were several lovely ladies there that I met for the first time. As a bonus, I came home with a new (to me) bag of clothes! (For those who don't know, Naked Lady parties are basically a clothing swap. You bring a bag of clothes, shoes or jewelry you're done with and everyone gets to "shop") There was a lot of wine and silliness involved and it was kind of just what I needed.