Friday, 8 May 2015

Mommy + Me With Penelope

Today I was lucky enough to attend a Mommy + Me day at Penelope’s school.  This is the 4th time I have attended such an event at the preschool and I have loved every single one.  This one was a little bittersweet though as Penelope will be moving to kindergarten in the fall and no longer will be attending this fabulous little preschool in suburbia.
The day started out with Penelope finding her last name on the door and then finding her first name on the table where they practice their handwriting each morning.  Penelope has made great progress regarding this.
Next we read a story.  I don’t remember what the story was called but it was super cute and it rhymed.  I love stories that rhyme.  On a related note, I hate reading stories that don’t.  Except for Junie B Jones.  I love her.
One of the mandatory things we had to do was dress up and have our photo taken by Mrs. G.  It was lots of fun. They are going to use this photo for a project they are doing in the coming weeks.  
The next thing we had to do that was mandatory was transplant these flowers into a pot that Penelope had painted for me but she claimed it as her own when she got home.
Then we played Honey Bees or Tree or something like that.  Basically Kerplunk.  It was lots of fun.  Penelope beat me which she was quite happy about.
Then we played in the sandbox before reading another story before it was time for clean up and snack time.
The mom’s got to sit at the table and be served by our kids.  It was pretty cute and Penelope loved it.
Then they played a game called Mad Man or something that went along to a song.  Literally all I could think of was Don Draper.  This can’t be good. Hahah.
Then it was time for music class where they sang a bunch of songs including one of my favourites, You are my sunshine.  There may or may not have been tears in my eyes.  I will post the video on social media in the coming days.  It was pretty darn cute.
Penelope with her gifts for me.  She was so darn proud of them.
Inside the bag was a book mark made from a popsicle stick.  Here is one side.
And this is the other side.  I love getting such practical gifts that I can use in most everyday life.  I just need to make time to read more often.
All in all it was a great morning spent with Penelope.  We spend a lot of time together, her and I, but it’s amazing to see how different she is in a school environment compared to her everyday environment.  We are truly blessed to have such a great group of teachers who have loved and nurtured our girls for the last 3 or 4 years.  It will be sad come June when we say our final goodbye.

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