Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Party Time

Today is Bug's Valentine's Day party...late because of the snow storms last week. It's his first school party and he had to make a Valentine's Day box. I put construction paper on a shoe box and let him decorate it. He made a couple of lines with a marker, used lots of glue with a few decorations attached (but more glue than decorations). I wrote his name on the box and he decorated that, too.


He was SO proud of his Valentine's Day box. While he was gluing things he paused, looked at me and said, "the kids at school are gonna love this." It was so cute to see him strut around because HE made the box. I know that if I were at the party I would see several boxes made by parents that are beautiful and creative but my favorite would still be the one made by my little boy.


I decided not to make cookies last night for his party which gave me more time to eat chocolate before lent started today so this morning I was working double time to get them done. As Donnie was heading off to work, I was in the kitchen with a mixing bowl in my arms and cookies cooling on the counter. He kissed me goodbye and said, "Bye, June, have a good day, dear." We're far from the Cleaver family but for just a moment it felt like Ward, June and the Beaver (there's no way Bug could be Wally).


Then Donnie was out the door and Bug refused to get dressed, I nearly burned the last batch of cookies, our babysitter was late...and clearly I was no longer June.


I can't wait to ask Bug about the party but I'm sure I'll get the answer that I usually get when I ask about school: a little boy has the same shirt as me.

21 comments:

  1. I bet that his box was adorable! I am a let the kids do it crafter. Even if it is scribble. Good stuff.

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  2. Oh, I LOVE the stuff my kids make, too. I know there are some moms out there (even mommy bloggers! you know that already, i'm sure) who spend WAY too much time doing beautiful things for teeny kids who don't care and would rather do their own!

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  3. I was so excited for my kiddos and their Valentine's parties too! It is just so much fun! :)

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  4. I did some fat Tuesday eating and tv watching last night! And I will have many shows dvr'd for Easter Sunday - I hope the family doesn't want to do anything except watch me watch tv!

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  5. OH, he is so cute. Those dumb boys that wear shirts like Bug's. :)

    Last year in my boy's class a girl brought a valentine's box with real working lights!!! Come on; I'm sure she made that herself. Although it is difficult because I want to make everything symmetrical and color within the lines, I do my best to let my kids take care of their own box. It helps that I am remarkably lazy.

    Not that you are lazy...You were making cookies on top of everything else. You ARE June. :)

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  6. I love kids' art. It's awesome and I love their explanations and intent they put into it. Hope he had an awesome time!

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  7. I am sure they all going to love his box. Kids are so proud when they make things themselves. My little one is the same way.

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  8. I love anything my kids make too! They are always more special than anything I make!

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  9. The kid made stuff is the best! I have such a hard time throwing away anything mine make. I'm going to have to rent a storage container so I don't look like a hoarder...

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  10. I love anything made with little hands! I wish we could have Valentine boxes here at work :)

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  11. Ha! E. and another boy wore matching sweaters to their party.

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  12. Oh that's so cute! My 4th grader made her own this year and I didn't even touch it! She took a tall dishwasher tab container (about the same size as a large sized oatmeal container - round), covered it with construction paper, markers and stickers. It turned out so cute. Several other kids had made theirs but a few didn't even try and just brought a plastic box or a milk jug with the side cut out, no decor.
    Next year in 5th grade, I guess they still have a party, but I'm not invited... BUMMER!

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