Monday, November 25, 2013

Stone Soup - Thanksgiving Feast

Last week we celebrated Thanksgiving in my kindergarten class with a pot of stone soup. Mrs. T had each of us bring a vegetable to contribute. She washed them and we used some carving utensils to cut the vegetables. She cooked them and the next day we invited our parents to feast with us.

Oh, we also spent the past two weeks learning about Thanksgiving and preparing for our feast by creating napkin holders, place mats, and a costume. I chose to be an Indian (as did my girlfriend B). My costume included a vest and headpiece - both of which I made. 

When asked what I was thankful for I told the class, "I am thankful for my little monkey Bongo". It's my stuffed monkey that I love to sleep with.

I was so glad Mom, Dad, and Baby Sister were able to attend the feast. 

Oh, I brought an onion to add to the soup - I actually really love cooked onions. And we usually have stone soup at home about once a week so I am a stone soup making expert. Mrs. T was happy for my input in the matter.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Veterans Day

On Veterans Day my Grandpa N went to my kindergarten class, at Mrs. T's invitation, to talk with us about his service in the US Army during World War II. He brought in his dog tags which the kids thought were pretty cool. Each of the kids in my class presented him with a metal to say thank you. Each metal was designed by that individual child. He loved them. It was wonderful to have him there and is an honor to be his grandson. 

We are so proud of your, Grandpa. Thank you for your service.

Birthday Celebration - Kids' Party

Mom and Dad knew we would have a new baby by the time my party rolled around. Thus, they talked with me about picking a place outside our home to host the party. I opted for Planet Kid. The nice part was they did a parent hosted party so we could bring in our own food. I am a bit picky when it comes to my pizza so I was glad we did not have to have their pizza. Dad went over to Costco and picked up three giant pizzas, Mom brought some applesauce, and she also made sugar cookies (remember, I don't like cake). 

It was quite the event - every person but one of those invited showed up. There were about 17 kids there ages 1-6. We ran around for over an hour, stopped for pizza and cookies, then ran around some more. Mom and Dad visited with the parents, some of which they had never met since some of the kids I invited are friends of mine from school. Then when it was all over, we loaded into our van and headed home for a long bath and nap. Oh, and we woke to about 1-2 inches of snow that morning. What a day.

Here are some photos from the event.