Friday, December 14, 2007

I don't have no stinking pictures...

Sorry. I am a total slacker. I have tons of excuses though. I promise a regular helping of pictures on Fridays in the new year. It's just this week was another crazy one. Wednesday we went to a play with Edie and Dave. Last night was band practice. Mix in there a potluck at work in which I made this cake (although mine didn't quite look the same...)
and we mailed out all of our Christmas cards. So it was a bunch of nights up until midnight, none of which I bothered to download pictures off of my camera.

And tonight is my Christmas concert with the community band I play in. I am really looking forward to just getting it over with already. I feel like I have been playing Christmas music for MONTHS.

But I do have a story to tell.

Last night was Parents Night Out at the girls' school. We could leave them there until 8:00pm. We didn't sign them up because I have band practice on Thursdays from 7:00-8:30pm, so it would really not do us any good. Plus Audrey probably would have been pissed if we had left her there that long.

So I go to pick up Ashley yesterday and she immediately runs up to me asking me where her PJs were (they were going to change into PJs, have pizza and watch a movie). I told her she wasn't staying, and you would have thought I told her I was going to cut off her arm. She immediately melted down. Her really good teacher offfered to ask the owner if Ashley could be added to the list, and off she went to ask while I tried to calm Ashley down. And of course she was allowed to stay, and she could not have been happier. I didn't realize that 95% of her class was staying (none of Audrey's class stayed) and that the kids had been talking about it all.day.long.

So Ashley stayed and off Audrey I went.

When Ray went to pick her up a little before 8:00pm, she still didn't want to leave. Ray had to drag her out of there kicking and screaming. I guess she really does love school (or more importantly, pizza, cookies, and a movie).

11 comments:

Edie said...

That's wonderful that she enjoyed it so much!!

CPA Mom said...

I've been up until midnight all week too....Christmas stuff....I'm tired!

who doesn't like pizza and a movie? Tehehehehe

Misty said...

that is such an awesome idea. I swear to you, my daughters school does NOTHING cool. I hate it...
And not because I want free childcare, but because I want her to be a part of cool things. her olds school did great stuff.

Misty said...

p.s. you really made that cake? I don't even know that I'd attempt it, I'd be so freaked out...

ChrisB said...

I don't think UK schools do anything like that ~ well not that I've heard. It's a great way to encourage children to really enjoy time at school.

Rachel said...

But isn't it great that she does like her school and classmates that much that she wanted to participate! Cuz if she hated it, even pizza might not do the trick!

Wendy said...

What a fun idea:) I remember a center that I worked at did this once a month. It was a lot of fun because it was mostly the older kids. Glad that she enjoyed it so much.

frannie said...

that is so cute! I'm glad she had a good time!!

That Chick Over There said...

I like pizza and movies too!

Kellie said...

I think most of us are ready for the Holiday stuff to be just be over with already :)

Glad Ashley loves school--let's hope it stays that way until she's out of college :)

SJ said...

Keven Jr. loves parents night out too! And he usually asks to go weeks in advance! It's so cute.

Hope your Christmas concert goes off without a hitch - and I hope the play was good too!