Spring Fling

Friday was the Spring Fling at the boys’ preschool.

It was also last day for Cutie Pie’s teacher, Ms. Toni.  I embellished a wooden letter “T” for her as a going away present.  Her husband was laid off from his job and they cannot make ends meet on her preschool teacher salary.  It’s such a sad situation and a testament to the awful economic times that we are in…  Ms. Toni is so sweet and loves the children so much.  She even gave us her phone number so that we can plan a park play date some time soon.  We will miss her!!!

The Spring Fling festivities were held indoors this year due to inclement weather.  The air conditioning was not turned on in the room was quite stuffy!  The air conditioner controls were locked up and lady who had the key was absent…  So, we made it work in cramped, hot quarters.  The kids didn’t seem to mind a bit.

J took part of the morning off and was able to spend time with Cutie Pie and his classmates.  He had to get back to work before Wildman’s class came out.  Unfortunately that’s the way life works sometimes.  I’m glad that he was able to be there for some of the fun though.  I know Cutie Pie loved having him there.  So did I!

The cupcake decorating/eating station was a huge hit!

Cutie Pie asked for a white turtle on his arm at the face painting station.

Cutie Pie also liked pinning the tail on the bunny.  They didn’t make the younger kids wear the blindfold.  🙂

After half an hour, it was time to go outside to see the ice cream man!!!  The preschool arranged for an ice cream truck to bring treats to the children.  Needless to say, they were thrilled!

Cutie Pie and Cousin B both chose ice cream sandwiches for their treats.  Yum!

Once the ice cream was devoured and a sugar high was firmly underway, we headed back to the classroom for an Easter egg hunt!  Ms. Toni had the children make their own Easter baskets earlier in the week.  It was so cute watching them hunt for the eggs.

When J left to go back to work, I headed back over to the sweltering hall to meet Wildman’s class and do the fun events all over again!

I love going in Wildman’s classroom.  There is so much to look at that I’m overwhelmed at first.  Mrs. H, Wildman’s teacher, let me stay for story time.  I can’t tell you how rare it was for me to be allowed into the classroom, let alone stay for story time!  Mrs. H is extremely old school and insists on parents leaving and picking up the children at the door.

While Mrs. H played the book on tape (!) for the children, I sat there trying to absorb all of the projects, posters, art, calendars, chore charts, etc. on the walls.  It’s so awesome to see all of the creative things Mrs. H does with the kids.  They seem to stay extremely busy each day.

The Spring Fling was a great way to kick off Spring Break!  We’re officially ready to party this week!  Stay tuned to see what shenanigans we’ve got planned.


The Birdie Song and the Ice Cream Man

One of Wildman’s most favoritest songs ever is “Last Dollar” by Tim McGraw. Or “The Birdie Song” as it’s known around our house. He belts out the lyrics every time it comes on the radio. The problem is our local radio stations don’t play it all that often. Being the awesomely accommodating mom that I am, I purchased “The Birdie Song” from iTunes. It now resides on my iPod just for Wildman’s listening pleasure.

Until J gave me a docking station Wildman had to use ear buds to hear his song. He didn’t really care for the buds. They kept falling out. The docking station is now located on my new scrap desk. Every time I go into the laundry room Wildman demands to hear his song. It’s really very cute. He perches himself on my swivel chair and jams along with the beat.

Just a-day-in-the-life moment I had to capture 🙂 The spelling, punctuation and capitalization in the lyrics video above suuuucks, I know.


Wildman and I were on the back porch playing with play dough this evening and guess what we heard?! The ice cream truck! It’s January, people! JANUARY! Our local ice cream vendors must have some lofty sales goals for 2008 to be out and about in mid-January.

What’s your favorite treat from the Ice Cream Man?

Me? I love Nutty Buddies.

I’m not so sure they’re made anymore. And when I searched the Net for them I got a lot of hits for an athletic support cup of the same name. Ew!