Thursday, November 28, 2013

PK3 Potluck and School Holidays {Happy Thanksgiving}

Last Friday was Riley’s class Thanksgiving party. It was in the style of a potluck dinner, with each student responsible for contributing something that started with the first letter of their first name. Cute!

I of course came up with raisins for Riley to bring, but I wanted to do something else as well. After some thought, I added some Reese’s pieces into the mix and ended up packaging individual treat bags for Riley and his classmates. The potluck was supposed to be family style, but I figured there would be tons of food and this was something easy to put together that the kids could take home with them. I created a cute little tag using PicMonkey and put all of the assembled bags into my bread basket to take with me to the party.

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Lots of parents attended the party, and we were scrambling a bit to get everything set out on the tables and labeled appropriately before the kids arrived. But we managed to finish up in time to see them parade into the cafeteria, holding hands with their partners and wearing their special Thanksgiving hats (the boys were Pilgrims; the girls were Indians).

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Once we had loaded up the kids’ plates and said a prayer, they tucked into their Thanksgiving feast. Riley especially liked the sugar cookies with red icing, although he did eat a few healthy pieces of turkey and apple too.

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The half-hour party went by super fast, and then it was time to head home for a week-long break from school. Riley gave Ms. Amanda a big hug and told her he was going to miss her over the holiday (which I’m sure is true but make no mistake: he is psyched to be home this week).


Speaking of the holidays, we unfortunately haven’t been able to do too much of anything because of the lingering sickness. We’ve basically been inside for five days straight, staying warm and trying to get better. In fact, we’ve all been wearing our PJs much more often than normal, which I suppose is acceptable given the circumstances.

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We’ve also watched lots more tv than normal, which is also acceptable, if only for my sanity. In addition to plenty of the standard Mickey and Turtles, Riley discovered the movie Robots, which has become a new favorite. He was locked in from the get-go. The little one was too, once he woke up from a nap.

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But we’ve also baked a fun treat, eaten a train-shaped PB&J sandwich (he took three bites and I finished the rest), and played a fun matching game that goes with one of our favorite bedtime books. So we’ve managed to have some fun while stuck indoors. (Although I could not get Riley to agree to do some more finger painting. Rats.)



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But today, Thanksgiving Day, we will be surrounded by family, which is so important, especially at this time of year. Nola and Nopsi are hosting a dinner for 15 people at their house, and that’s where we’ll be, sitting around a big table, stuffing ourselves silly, and enjoying the day.


I am thankful for a lot of things, but most of all I am thankful for my little family.

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A very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, near and far. I hope your day is everything you want it to be and more.


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I am thankful for your family, too, PC. And for your mom's Mississippi Mud pie, which I get to eat only one day of the year: Thanksgiving!

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Yes, we are all thankful for your dear family and more. Again you amaze me byh your blog- Hugs, Graams

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