Well, this year I volunteered to be room mom for Luke's 2nd grade class. Being a working mom brings a TON of guilt so this was one way I could be involved in Luke's education in a positive way. I have already planned and organized Luke's fall party, and winter party as well as organized the class gift for Christmas for his teacher as well. Tim and I have had fun running the parties but this has been a lot more time consuming than I had realized it would be. For the Valentine's party I decided instead of trying to organize volunteers to send everything in, (which was so time consuming) I would have them donate a few dollars each. The money has been trickling in and Tim and I went shopping for things tonight.
I also found a cute idea in Family Fun magazine that I was excited to try. I had each student cut out 3 construction paper hearts and write something they loved about their teacher. The idea was for the teacher to have enough hearts that for the rest of the school year she can pull a heart out and start her day off right with a compliment from one of her students. I thought it was a cute idea.
My daunting task was trying to make it look presentable. Those of you who know me well know that I do not have a SINGLE creative bone in my body. I was proud of the final result though;
Here is a closeup of the card I made to attach to it:
Not too shabby, I hope she likes it. Now just wish me luck. Trying to organize a Valentines party for 27 kids, work full time, work for University of Phoenix online (I have a CRAZY busy schedule right now) AND organize things to go out of town to Gatlinburg on Friday RIGHT after the party is starting to cause a teenie bit of anxiety : )
On another note, my baby Luke is 8. I can't believe it. . . .I feel so old. We found some old home movies and were watching them as a family today. It brought tears to my eyes watching my two little babies inside the screen. It made me want to reach right through the t.v. and back in time and hold their little bodies. Lauren with her little teenie emerging curls and cute lisp as she tried to pronounce big words for the first time - Luke's first day of Kindergarten, oh the time goes by soooooo fast.
We ended up having his party at an indoor amusement park in a local mall. The kids had a blast.
We started at the table with pizza, presents and cupcakes:
Then it was off to UNLIMITED rides:
They had such fun on the rides:
They even had carnival squirting game that they enjoyed:
Then they had all kinds of activities too, Lauren enjoyed the glow bowling and a mining activity (which was so cool, she was mining for gems and got to keep the ones she found):
Luke enjoyed glow bowling, go karts and glow golf with his friend, here he is enjoying glow bowling:
Then after 3 hours there (really, it was 3 hours) we were exhausted and hungry. Luke had two of his cousins spending the night. We took them out to dinner, they had such a good time:
So. . .party is over, my baby is 8 years old. I praise the Lord for my healthy and happy babies. I can't wrap my mind around the fact that by the end of this year I will be the mother of an 8 and a 6 year old, where has the time gone and how do I get it back?