Category Archive:childhood memories
I subbed in Kindergarten few days ago, and it was a Polar Express Day. The school’s PTO organized this event for the students every Christmas season. The children loves it. They get to wear their favorite pajamas to school and bring their favorite pillows or stuffed toy (lovey for the younger ones). Then they get to watch the Disney animated movie Polar Express while eating popcorn and having some chocolate milk delivered room-to-room by the PTO members.
It was indeed a special event for the students. Their excitement was to the roof. In fact, almost all of the children in the class I subbed kept asking me when will the Polar Express gonna start. 🙂 They’re so adorable. They can’t wait for Christmas.
We had a great time at the Christmas Party at my dear friend R’s home first weekend of this month. We all agreed to have it early this year because one of our friend was leaving for Singapore and won’t be back until the week after New Year’s. Though we had to rush a few things a bit, everything went according to plan. Our theme this year was Great Gatsby. 🙂 It was a potluck and all the party needs and party supplies were bought from Amazon and Party City.
The children had a blast. The games were very exciting and entertaining. Every child who were at the party was given a Christmas gift to open on Christmas Eve. Of course, grown ups exchanged gifts, too. We played the White Elephant Exchanging Gifts game and it was a lot of fun.
Darling daughter enjoyed the company of her friends as well. She said it’s one of the best days ever. I am glad. I want her to have great memories with her friends, too. Another thing is that, I want my daughter to learn the concept of sharing. In fact, she is now learning to let go of her old toys, outgrown clothes, and books and donate them which is good.
It was one of the awaited event every Fall season-the Glow in the Park and Boo on Ballard Fall Festival in Wylie, TX every last Thursday of October. We always go every year. My darling daughter enjoys trick or treating and seeing some friends downtown.
Lots of activities and all the stores in Downtown Wylie participates in Trick or Treat. Glow in the Park is held at the Olde City Park while all the trick or treating and Fall festivities are held inside the downtown business area.
There were free hotdogs, water, and cotton candy, zip lining, bubble pit, face painting, barrel rides, and disco. Lots of fun! Almost everyone were in their best Halloween costumes. This year we got to see the Tooth Fairy. We weren’t able to catch her last year. Yay! K was very happy. The Tooth Fairy granted K some pixie dust. So sweet. 🙂
I am glad that we had a nice weather in this event. Last year’s was very chilly. We didn’t get to do the foam pit because I did not bring extra clothes for K. So she just spent most of the time in the playground. Then we ate hotdogs, tried out TCBY (The Country’s Best Yogurt) frozen yogurt place on Ballard Street and went home at 8:00 P.M.
K’s school had a Thanksgiving Luncheon Thursday. The Pre-K and Kindergarten students had lunch first at 10:15 A.M. My darling daughter was very happy and excited because there were so many parents, grandparents, and guardians came to join at lunch.
After lunch I walked K to her classroom and saw their turkey arts and crafts displayed on the wall in the hallway. It was a family project to disguise the turkey. In the picture below, K was pointing to her turkey in disguise as a Japanese girl.
It’s pretty nice to be able to join my child in school’s events and special occasions. She feels happy and confident. I feel the same, too.
I am also glad that many parents, grandparents, and guardians join their students in this special holiday and keeps the tradition going forever.