Mother's Day was particularly fun this year, because it's the first year that Jack really understood that it was a holiday. They had been talking about it at school and preparing for a Mother's Tea singing program for several weeks. Also, Jonathan marked it on the calendar for him. To say that Jack loves holidays/birthdays is an understatement. He looks for any reason to celebrate. Jonathan woke up at 5:45 A.M. on Mother's Day to find Jack sleeping on the floor next to our bed. He woke Jack up, and Jack said that he had come down to start Mother's Day. He had Jack get into bed, and he just slept with us until his normal 7:30 A.M. wake up time.
Jack made me the top card the morning of Mother's Day, and he made the bottom card at school.
Here's the survey that he did at school. I love that he views my best skill as cleaning :).
This morning his school had Mother's Tea where they served little desserts and drinks, and each of the classes sang three songs. The shadow portrait was the gift to moms from the kids in Jack's class.
Owen and Mary were so patient with the program that lasted an hour. Owen was occupied by eating way too many mini brownies, mini muffins, and lemonade. Mary stayed happy until the very end even though she was so tired since it was during her usual morning nap time. Jack did so great singing and doing all the hand motions. I've watched the video a few times since we came home, and he makes me laugh so hard. He was definitely the most "enthusiastic" of his class, and I thought he was going to dance his way out of the line a few times.
Overall, it's been a fantastic Mother's Day celebration. I didn't make any meals or clean a single dish on Mother's Day, and Jack camped out next to our bed from excitement to celebrate me…it doesn't get much better than that.
Last Tuesday was Superhero/Princess Day in Jack's class to celebrate all of the kids in his class being able to write their names independently. Owen wanted to get in on the action too, so I dressed him up as well. It was super cute seeing all the kids in their costumes.
Owen/Superman washed his motorcycle when we got home. This is one of his favorite activities, and he was drenched when he was done (he spent about an hour washing it). He didn't want to change clothes, so I dried his outfit and put it back on to pick Jack up from school.
With a bribe of gummies I was able to get Owen to pose for me. When we picked Jack up from school, each child got a superhero cookie. Jack picked the cookie that matched his costume.
We've had a series of rainy days here, and I was itching to get out of the house. I took them to paint pottery. The boys had a great time picking out their colors and painting star plates. Besides the stress of keeping them from touching things due to the "you break it, you buy it" policy, it was a lot of fun.
I think I mentioned in a previous post that Jack has shown an increased interest in helping in the kitchen now. Friday night we made a homemade pizza together since it's a kid-friendly meal for him to help with.