Both kids had a fun Christmas party on the last day of school before break and I enjoyed being there to help. Anna had a Grinch themed party that was over the top and so fun. One dad even dressed up as the Grinch and visited. I captured Anna’s face before he came in, after, and while he high-five’d her. So cute.
A few other moms and myself planned James’s class party. We had three stations where the kids made Christmas ornaments, played Christmas Spot-It, and wrote Christmas themed mad-libs. Then we feasted on fun snacks and enjoyed being together.
James’s teacher, Mrs. Vandewarker, who just adopted a nine year old girl from China in July, will be transitioning to a stay-at-home mom this semester to be more available for her daughter. James and myself have already come to love Mrs. Vandewarker in just a a few short months. His class had a long-term substitute for the first month of school while Mrs. V was getting her daughter settled into her new life here. While we’re all sad to see her go, we of course support her decision and wish her well. So, since the Christmas party was her last day, we gave the kids time to be with her and say goodbye. A few tears but we’re excited to see what God has for this class this next semester.