March 28, 2009

Hosting our first play date...

So last Monday there was no school, and because there was no school, there was no story time at the library. So we invited a few families over to enjoy our own story time. Granted it wasn't quite as formal as the story time at the library, but I think we all enjoyed it! Christina brought her almost 2 1/2 year old daughter and her 7 month son, you might remember him from this past post and picture. Heidi brought over her 3 year old twins and her 8 month old baby girl. So add that to my three and we had 8 kids and three adults. It was the first time that we have had people other than family out here, so that was fun and nerve racking at the same time. The kids didn't care, but I was a little worried about what people think of the house, and my housekeeping! I did end up getting the house picked up, minus the entry way, but whose entry way is clean?!?!?! So the kids played for quite a while and then we started reading. Each family brought at least one book, and the mom of the kids who picked it out read it to the rest of us. We read a book that we borrowed from ECFE called The little mouse, the red ripe strawberry and the very hungry bear. In the bag that we get the book in there is also a stuffed mouse and a strawberry to help tell the story! My kids love it, and I think the others enjoyed it as well. Heidi read Dora's Big Dig. Christina read A Pocket for Corduroy. The following are all pictures from when the other mom's were reading.
Christiana and most of the kids!!! Baby Katie is in the middle in blue(or purple), here two older brothers (Sam and Seth) are in the brown shirts. Ian is in the green, and Selah is behind him, you can see her head kinda, Nevaeh is on the right of the picture, with her pony tail sticking into the pic!!!
Miss Christiana, Ian and Selah
Miss Heidi, Wyatte and Nevaeh
Ian and Aubrie! I think Nevaeh snuck in too!!!
This one was taken after we had read and eaten lunch. Nevaeh and Selah sat down on the chair, leaned up against each other and started to read another book that Christiana brought with her. I think she said it was about Lady Lovelylocks...
Aren't they super cute together!?!?!?!?

All in all I think we did ok, the moms are still talking to me so that is good! I would love to have others over, but the house is totally trashed again, so.....