School Hoedown

Kye’s school had a harvest hoedown this year the same day as Halloween. The school doesn’t recognize Halloween (I think for religious reasons? I’m not sure?) so the hoedown is in replace of any type of Halloween celebration. Which I think was great! The only issue was that they wanted us to send the kids to school in cowboy/cowgirl type attire. Have you seen how I dress my son? We don’t own “cowboy” type clothes!!! Luckily I happened to see a “cowboyish” hat on clearance at Academy Sports for only $3! I also had a bandana from Kye’s Woody party and a shirt that was countryish enough to work?

I am SO blessed to have Mrs. Charlotte!!! She gladly watches Britt anytime I need her to so I’m able to go to appointments (hello fun foot dr…) as well as able to attend school functions for Kye. They asked for volunteers for the event but didn’t want siblings to attend so I was SO glad I could go and help! It makes Kye so proud to have me there πŸ™‚ 

All of us moms were all crossing our fingers to please not be in charge of the face painting haha. We each had a group of kids assigned to us and we took them through little centers outside with different activities at each. We also switched with a partner halfway through so one of us would be with the kids half the time and the other would be in charge of our station. Luckily, I did NOT get the face painting! I was in charge of the pumpkin toss where the kids tossed the pumpkins on the haystack. It was a TOUGH one and I tried to make it fun by cheering for the kids each time. I also got smart and started having the kids pick up the pumpkins after they tossed them so I didn’t have to keep bending over to pick them up haha Genius or laziness…whatever you want to call it πŸ˜‰ I was totallllly teaching the kids independence and responsibility right? πŸ˜‰

My crew!

 Pumpkin toss

 Sweet Kailyn

 Kye and who he says is his future bride πŸ˜‰

Kye has NEVER had his face painted before. Call it sheltered or deprived, he just hasn’t ever done it. Zach and I both aren’t into face painting and typically avoid the stations when we see them set up places. Who wants to deal with that mess? And I also don’t like how it looks in pictures, ya know? We actually planned to have Kye get his entire face painted at the Pirate’s League at Disney but he didn’t want to, remember? I was interested to see how he did with the face painting at school and, of course, I wasn’t about to tell him he couldn’t participate! He did actually want to do it and did great with it πŸ™‚

 My baby, so grown!

 It was funny b/c I guess this year no one knew Payton is my niece? Last year with she and Kye in the same class everyone knew but this year they didn’t so when the event ended and I tried to take Payton with us they totally stopped me haha. I had to explain our relation (which is GOOD! I’m glad they questioned me! Shows that safety comes first!)!

 Class Photos

Everyone kept commenting on Kye and how he sat and smiled PERFECTLY the entire time for all the cameras. He’s def not camera shy and can flash that killer smile on command πŸ™‚

 Goody bags!

 Kye with his teacher, Miss Julie


 Attempts at group pics haha

 I’m so thankful I was able to be there with my big boy for his fun day!

1 Comment

  1. Carolyn
    December 14, 2013 / 9:06 pm

    Hi, I love following your blog and the hoedown is cute. I wanted to give you a heads up that you can see Payton's last name I think on the paper in her goody bag. Maybe you should edit the pic or delete? I normally am not to crazy about watching for stuff like that but since it isn't your child her parents might not like it. Anyways, I am only saying it because I enjoy your blog and am a fellow baby wise follower but definitely not as strict with my 3rd child as I was with the older 2. πŸ™‚ that's probably why she isn't as obedient. πŸ˜‰ she has a much tougher personality too…I blame it on her being a girl and that a bit of tough independence will be needed in life or at least that's my justification. HA!

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