I appreciate all the nice compliments regarding my insanity that is my seasonal decorations! I decided to answer many of your question,"How do you do it all?" by keeping a minute by minute log today of my time. It was very interesting! I think I might do it tomorrow too. And of course, I'll popst about it! As well as my wedding day. IF I can get someone to help me scan all those puppies.
And here we have Ellie's Halloween party. These were outside her classroom door.
In case you are wondering, the other icon beside the heart is a star! Ellie is trying to learn to do the five point star with a single pencil stroke. Hmmmm... getting close?!
I arrived without Ellie having any idea that I was coming. Look at her expression over there. Not only did I suprise her by being there...
I was also in full costume!! As far as I know, the only person in the school in costume. She and her friends were all giggly as I came in swooping my cape and being a full on super hero!
Look how cute Mrs. Gaskin had their tables prepped.
She is right up my alley! These plain white bags were so cute!!
And THIS is how Ellie stopped to pose for me. Logan with Ellie all wrapped up around him.
I might have been in costume, but I was a DUD of a mama when it came to refreshments!
I guess I missed the memo for bringing a snack! Of course, I would've BOUGHT them, but still, I would've participated.
Not sure how I missed that note. But, the class moms did a super great job anyway!
I also totally loved the little hats that Mrs. Gaskin had them make.
Here is Sarah, Isabella's mom. I don't know what I'd do without her! She takes Ellie to dancing AND gymnastics every single week. That is so, so, so helpful!! It means I don't have to take off to get her there. And it means I don't have to figure out what to do with BOTH of my girls. Gabbi has dancing 1 1/2 hours before Ellie and 1 hour before Ellie in gymnastics.
Cute food. Cute kids. Cute party!
Here we have Logan, Ellie's newest favorite kid in the class... in the green.
Oh. Here he is too. She just saw this picture and told me, "Mom, show dad! Hey, dad. This is Logan. He's cute, isn't he?" Todd said, "NO he isn't cute!" She said, "He is, isn't he mom?" I had to be honest!! He is a doll!
His mom, Ashlea, is the other room mom. THey are moving to Georgia next year. Ellie has that all worked out too! She said, "That doesn't matter. Uncle Toby lives in Georgia, so we can go visit Logan." I mean, hey... she knows somebody in Georgia, so surely she'll see him around. Uncle Toby... you ready?!
This is Jansen. She and Ellie have been friends since they were about 3.
Look at this little party. I love a festive teacher!!
And can you believe that she wore ruffled pants?! The stars must've been perfectly aligned for her to wear what I laid out.
And here she is with her mama, BatWoman.
I had taken off my red wig cause I was getting a killer headache from it!
But my rubber gloves were still perfectly intact!
Thank you, Mrs. Gaskin, for a great Halloween party and a great start to our first year of school.
We really hit the motherload when it comes to awesome kindergarten teachers!