Our parties started with Parker's at Tree House on Friday. Everett and I tagged along with him in the pouring down rain that morning. After we parked I asked Parker to climb in the back of the van (which he LOVES to do) and get the big umbrella out for us. I had totally forgotten I had one of his presents still back there from my trip to Wal-Mart the night before. He was really quiet while I was getting our teacher gifts and Everett's things together. When I asked him if he found the umbrella he popped his head up and said, "Now THIS is a samurai morpher!" He is Power Ranger crazy right now, and this is something he's wanted for weeks. Oh well, early Christmas present I guess.
We trudged through the rain and into the school. As soon as we stepped through the door, Everett made a beeline for the trucks. Every time we mention going to Parker's school that's all he can think about is that wall of trucks waiting for him. It's actually quite a good babysitter. While I was taking pictures and chatting with other parents, he was glued to that corner.
The kids came in the "big room" and ate their snack, then they sang a few songs for us. After they had finished we went back to their classroom and Mrs. Rea read them a story. Everett didn't mind this as long as he got to take a few of his trucks with him. When they finished the story, Santa came in to give them a gift. We tried to see Santa at the mall a few days before this and Everett screamed his head off. He didn't mind him as much this time, as long as he didn't have to get close to him. All the kids got a present (they had each brought a boy or girl gift). Everett was just as excited as Parker when he came back to the table with his gift, because there was a train on the bag. When he opened it he was so excited to find a train conductor's hat inside! One or the other of them has had it on all weekend. After that we gathered all our goodies up and told our teachers Merry Christmas. We went back to the big room to put all the trucks away and we were on our way home. 1 party down, 2 to go. I can't believe Parker is already halfway done with preschool. This time next year he'll be halfway done with his kindergarten year! It's just not fair. The time keeps speeding up and it's dragging me with it.
Yep, all day long
Jon Will and Parker waiting for Santa
Seriously thinking about kidnapping her
and taking her to kindergarten with us!