I was talking to GG on the phone last week, and I told her what a big week the girls were having with their Fall Festival. “I know you made a bunch of pictures!” she said.
Sadly, I didn’t make even one.
There have been a couple of occasions that I’ve gotten the girls out on the front porch step to take pictures before school, but most days we’re on the straight and narrow, trying to get our morning chores done and stake our place in the drop-off line around 7:30.
Even without the visual mementos, I still want to catalog what a fun time the girls had. Here ‘goes!
Monday was Pajama Day. The girls were tickled to wear their new-ish “pig” pajamas to school…and they were some kind of adorable.
Tuesday was Hat Day. They wore their dinosaur caps that GG bought them this spring. I also let them wear new shirts we bought last weekend. (How grateful I was to find adorable little shirts at Kohl’s…one was embroidered with the face of a fox, and one, with the face of a mouse [which the girls want to think is a cat]…they remind me of something I would have bought when the girls were tiny…so sweet!!!)
Wednesday was Team Day. The girls wore their Bama jerseys. On this day, I went to eat lunch with them. I could easily write a post on that in itself, but I’ll shorthand here to say how sweet it was to cuddle with them in the middle of the day. After we ate lunch, I got to shop at the book fair in the library with them. They were SO excited to pick out a few books. They’d been talking, in particular, about one entitled “Creepy Carrots”. We found that first, and I let them each pick another couple. They seemed almost incredulous that I allowed them to continue to choose.
Thursday was Wacky-Tacky Day. The girls and I picked out a short-sleeve striped shirt, paired with a floral sundress and denim leggings. Striped reindeer Christmas socks topped off their ensemble. Hee hee!
(Actually, I have one picture, although I didn't take it...it was taken by M&C's mom, who had the girls over for a much-anticipated play date that afternoon.)
|Wacky-Tacky...now with Monster Hats!|
Thursday they also had a Teddy Bear Sleepover at school. The girls each packed a small bear, along with a blanket (a hand towel, in our case), a toothbrush, floss, and a night-night story. On Friday, they again wore pajamas to match the theme, and they were shocked to see what a mess their bears made at school overnight!
Baby A’s bear apparently ate an entire mushroom pizza…and left the box there as evidence! Baby B’s classroom was strewn with toilet paper!
The girls wore their “pig” pajamas again that day…as those are the only ones long enough to properly fit a certain growing kiddo.
Friday morning, I volunteered to sell tickets to the festival during the morning meeting. It was fun for me to get a visual of the way the girls start their day every day. I will say, it was LOUD! They played Katy Perry’s ROAR in the gym (as the school mascot is the tiger). It was pretty cute to see all the kiddos grooving.
Friday night, I hustled home from work and we headed back to school for the culmination of the Fall Festival. I knew it was a big deal…but I had no idea how the entire school would be teaming with people!
We headed to the gym first, where the girls climbed the rock wall. They made it all the way across! They played Sucker Pull, Toss the Penny, and Mini Golf. They had a lot of fun doing the Book Walk…Baby A was super lucky and won three books! Baby B won one. I was thankful to have been able to steer them clear of the game where you win the goldfish! They did a couple of outside events, including Cornhole and the Duck Pond. We ended the night by exhausting our tickets on the inflatable slide. (Mommy got in on that action, much to Husband’s chagrin.)
At one point, Hubby wanted to take our growing loot to the car. He said, "I'll find you guys." I'll bet he won't make that mistake in the future! I know he had to look and look to find us...not only was it super packed, but the school is designed in a big circle format...AND the girls were both wearing their fall festival t-shirts, along with at least a hundred of their closest friends. HA!
Such a fun and busy week for my growing girls!!!