Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The full story

Okay, so I couldn't get it all on facebook so here is the full story. I know most of it will be boring but I wanted to document it so here goes.

Today at school, Chani was bitten for the second time by a boy named Beau. This is her fourth assult in less than a year. The first was her first bite on her forearm. The second one two kids were pulling on her arm and dug their nails into her little arm causing it to scar. The third, I went in to pick her up and a kid named Will was hitting her on her face and only stopped when I went over to stop it. Nothing was done with this one but the other three had incident reports written up. I was told the first time that the little boy was taken into the director's office and spoken to. Little good it did.

Along with this, she is supposed to have two changes of clothes at school for accidents. I had them in a ziploc bag and left them in her cubby. Well, the other day she had an accident. It's still unclear as to why it even happened but it did. They sent her home in someone else's jeans and a PULL UP. She has NEVER worn pull ups! Her clothes are nowhere to be found. I asked the teacher's assistant as the teacher was out to lunch but she had no clue and "would ask her teacher". Today I spoke to the owner who also had no clue but said she would "speak to the teacher" who was out sick today.

Then, I found out today that my neighbor's son who is in the same class was bitten on friday. Of course the school wont tell us who did it so we can only assume it was the same boy.

Back to today's situation. As I was picking her up today she went to wash her hands after lunch and that is when I was told about the incident. I asked the asst who bit her and she said she wasn't allowed to tell me. I went right into the bathroom and asked Chani who did it and she told me. I was pissed. The owner happened to be in the room so I told her this is the second time that he has bitten her. She didn't have much to say.

I called Matt on the way home and he said that he would call them. They agreed to change her to the 3 year old class which we feel she should be there already but due to class structure, she won't be able to more up until June or so. Also, they said that she would have to go to a five 1/2 days instead of 2 1/2 days. I don't know if we're ready for that but we're going to give it a try. I do NOT want her to stay in the same class nor sit near Beau. I think we'll give it a trial basis but if it doesn't work out, we'll pull her out completely. I feel they should expell him since it's happened before.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Chani's Crayola Crayon Birthday

Our birthday week started out with mine being on Monday the 8th, Chani's on Tuesday the 9th and Matt's yesterday the 13th. We've had a fabulous sugar filled week with tons of birthday parties, Valentine's parties and Chinese New Year celebrations.

The first few are some of the games that I set up for the kids to play.

This is actually a swimming pool game but still worked great as the kids loved playing inside of it.

This one is a bean bag toss. Prizes for this game were rainbow lollipops. I also had a ring toss game where the prizes were handmade soaps in the shape of a crayon box.

A crayon castle for them to color along with a Fruit Loop necklace building station.

Here is the balloon net which I made from bird netting and yarn. And, yes, I did blow up all those balloons. It was a HUGE hit!

My adorable little three year old, the morning of the party.

The gift table along with her party hat.

I had two tables like this but only needed one.

The guests have arrived. We started out by decorating a backpack with foam stickers. They then used the backpacks to put their prizes in. We went on a scavenger hunt for red/blue and yellow crayons which were attached to a prize. Once they had all three, they received a small pail of crayons.

Helping them put the prize into the bags.

Decisions, decisions.

She really wanted her picture taken here.

All decked out with her hat.


Patiently waiting for the food.

Hey, these blow things are kinda cool.

The cupcakes. I did put the crayon picks in all of them.

Cupcake closeup.

Chani's crayon cake.

Are you ready for your cake?

Make a Wish!!

Check out my blue mustache!

Some of the adults.

The grand finale of the evening was the balloon drop. It took four of us to untie and let them down.

Another adorable picture of them waiting for the balloons.

Here they come!!

Thanks Lisa for taking these pictures!!


And Katie

The color castle had better days.

This is a crayon wreath that I made for the front door.

Since it is Chinese New Year, I put out the door panels. I usually only put these out the evening before CNY.
I also assembled the balloon arch.

Lisa did an awesome post of the food which is where I swiped these next photos. Check out her blog for some additional great photos.Lisa's blog

Veggies, Fruity Pebble treats, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches.

Chic-Fil-A nuggets, fruit snacks, mandarin oranges.

Chocolate covered pretzels.

The chocolate fountain with various items to dip.

The fruit punch fountain.

Now, some things that I forgot about.
1. I had a game prepared where they would do a musical chair game but sit down and draw on Color Wonder paper. Had it all prepped but forgot about it.
2. Prepared two pasta dishes but forgot to turn on the oven. Oops.
3. Forgot to serve the ice cream.
4. Had made handmade crayons but forgot to pass them out.
5. Had bread to go with said pasta but forgot that too.
6. Bought a crayon book but forgot to read it.

I'm sure that I forgot other things but these are the ones that come to mind now. Even though, I felt that it was a great party and everyone seemed to have a great time. Thank you so much everyone for coming and helping to celebrate our birthdays with us. Also, to those who sent wishes, cards, gifts, emails and phone calls. We truly appreciate it!!

One last thought: Happy Valentines Day and Happy Chinese New Year too!!

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Just some random photos

Chani's Dance Recital

Enjoying our snow day!

Sending my hair to Locks of Love

Dressing up as Mulan

Thinks it's fun to wear two hats at once.

LOVES her bear!


Chani's Birthday Party Invitations

Celebrating Chinese New Year at the Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga