"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

How we spent our summer pt II

I shouldn't make promises of future posts, huh?!
Life (and boondock internet connection) keeps getting in the way of my blogging.
Still, I blog to journal our family events...
So I'll keep pluggin away;

 I'm making a BIG DEAL about this school year.

Soon my kids will be too jaded to care about my silly theme parties etc

But this year (as when Sarah started Kindergarten) we hosted a meet n greet for Jack and all the littles just starting at our school... 
This year it was all fish themed with shades of blue n green for accents.

My dear Mom pitched in with a jumbo fish balloon (which Jack released before I got a pic), help with fish cupcakes and much more (as usual). 

We even made a poster and invites for the school entry that I had printed out for mere pennies!
(I use Staples for all my Pinterest finds. Thanks Mit!)

"It's  O - fish- al
You're a Kindergartner.
We're so lucky to be in the same school!"

We served goldfish crackers in glass bowls, set out One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and even had a live koi from our pond in a tank.
I used blue punch with a fish ice cube mold found at Ikea and set out fish bait.
We had a ton of fun using Pinterest.
Please visit Karaspartyideas.com for  a beautiful fish party as my pics stunk.

photo not mine - see http://crissyscrafts.blogspot.com/p/my-parties.html

The kids cut out fish using paper plates and we also used their Rainbow Fish school projects.
I'd thought we might play pin the scale on Rainbow fish but the slip n slide kept them occupied.
My guppie has no shark teeth so sadly no personality either!

I passed out fliers at Kindergarten readiness camp and again at orientation.
The awesome Principal, Ms. Townsend, even had me stand and be introduced while encouraging all families to attend...
At that point I panicked, not sure if we'd have 12 or 120 join us!
I must say that the response was disheartening.
Not helped by the rain at party's start time.
But we did meet new friends and have much splash play!

Hope you're finding fun in these early fall days!
I'll try to be back quicker as I have lots of summer catching up still to do!


Lori O'Brien Photography said...

Your such a fun mom...
Next year I'm letting YOU plan all my parties!! I'm pretty sure our themes this year were "eat pizza and cake" THE END!
I really DO need to move south!


Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Girl you win the mommy prize...way to go and I love seeing all your pins on pinterest, but I love seeing how creative you are in real life...what a memory maker for all...cute, cute

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

Such fun moments & memories!

mountain mama said...

so cute and creative! you're so fun!!