I discovered they have very sweet activities for the parents as well - including Muffins With Mom. I'd seen and heard about similar celebrations from friends (ahem, Kathy) :) on her blog, and others, and always secretly wished our children could do something similar.
Imagine my surprise when I read the invitation to James' celebration.
It was really sweet.
James was so bashful and shy...
Lord I love this boy!
The teacher (who I adore) started out by reading the poems the kids had helped write - and share their artwork. I loved hearing the things the kids came up with - so funny. So real. So honest. (And thankfully not horrible - I have to admit I braced myself a bit in hopes James didn't share something like 'my mommy screams at us to get in the car' or something similar...
Then we sat down to our muffins and juice - poured and served to us by our children.
We had time to color with our kids and/or play. James opted to color.
Then we ended with our gift of a hand painted pot with some sweet flowers planted inside. It was such a sweet time, one I am tremendously thankful for. I rarely get time with just one child these days - and I savored every second with my sweet sweet boy.