Monday, February 22, 2010

343 Valentine's and the DDD

Katie had school the day after she became nearly toothless. And not only that, it was her Valentine's Day Party. Poor girl was worried about being able to eat her lunch, and she begged me to bring her some soup. Well, we were all out of soup, and when the time approached for me to go to school we all decided to go. We grabbed some Chinese takeout. Egg Drop Soup is a family favorite, and what better for our toothless wonder? Connor loves being surrounded by all the kids. Of course that also means he wants to run around. Luckily I had Chip along for this outing. Really helps to have the extra adult!!We headed home after lunch, and then I had to turn back around for Katie's Valentine's Party. What better to give a bunch of 7 and 8 year olds right before sending them off for the weekend than massive amounts of sugar? ESPECIALLY the diabetic child. Okay, so her sugar was fine ... but MAN! They loaded these kids UP! Scoops and scoops of ice cream. Sprinkles and chocolate chips. Three kinds of syrup. Oreos and bananas. Funny thing is ... the kids NEVER eat everything. Katie threw most of hers away, and that was even after I took a few bites. Oh well, the kids love participating and making their own decisions when making sundaes. It worked out well and no one cried. I guess that is truly the sign of a good party ... no tears.One of the boys brought these little Olympic pandas for everyone. Mrs. Young and Ms. Byrum squeezed each one and gave it some love to take with it. She said the kids could hug the bears when they felt like the world was getting them down, and they would be loaded with love from them. It was a sweet gesture. Katie absolutely loves her teacher! And she is amazing with the kids. I just don't know how teachers do it! I have no patience, so my hat is off to those that can put up with a classroom of annoying children all day. And that night, the infamous Father-Daughter Dance. Katie insisted that I curl her hair. Which, for a girl that fights and cries everytime you try to curl her hair, was NOT fun! I don't know what magic abilities she thought I would possess, but I am just not made with the girly gene. I can do my own hair, just never really care enough to put forth the effort. I am even worse at other people's hair. And once again ... I HAVE NO PATIENCE! It was destined to not end well. Katie has a LOT of hair ... and it is really, really thick. It took FOREVER! And Katie wouldn't let me dry her hair all the way, so the curls barely took. And everytime I sprayed hairspray you would think I was poisoning her. But eventually it was time to slip on her dress and head her off to the dance. I, of course, had to snap a few pics. The lighting was terrible and the shutter speed slow, so forgive the pics. Katie and Chip looked wonderful! They had a great time. After the dance they went to eat at Red Lobster. A perfect little Daddy-Daughter Date.