Yesterday Claire’s Young Preschooler Class had a Halloween Party! It was so much fun, and we had a great time!
I had signed up to bring cookies, and all the kiddos were told to come in costume. It was awesome!
Of course, when Claire found out I was going to be staying in the class with her this time, instead of just dropping her off, she promptly told me she didn’t want me to stay. “Don’t you have paperwork to do, Momma?”
I told her that I’d have things to do next time, but this week, I was going to enjoy the Halloween Party with all the other kids and moms. The teacher had the class stick to their routine, and it was great to see them in action. I let Claire do her thing, and tried not to pout too much about being told unceremoniously to go home. She *did* let me play with her on the playground during playtime, so that was nice of her…
In preparation for the party, Momma & Claire made and decorated cookies the day before. I made sure to bake three extra in that batch (one for Daddy, Momma and Claire), and as soon as they were gone (which happened about 2 minutes after we frosted and decorated them), the dozen for the class were safely hidden away in the Laundry Room, only to make an appearance right before we left on Monday!
One of my friends had given Claire a Cinderella Dress. Click here to see other pictures of it. I have since made some alterations (I added some ribbon straps) to it so that it could be worn by someone of her stature…it’s still a little too big, but that’s okay!
In prepping Cinderella Claire for the Ball, I opted to have her wear a long-sleeved white shirt underneath, and that worked really well. She also picked out a pair of light pink tights.
So, here are the photos from the preparation for the festivities. Just a note about the photos: Click each photo to enlarge.
Speaking of Cinderella Claire’s purse…have you ever wondered what Cinderella would keep in her purse? Now you know: her sunglasses and the bracelet that matches the necklace Momma is letting her wear her necklace.
Do you know why Cinderella arrived at the Ball in a Pumpkin Coach? Because getting strapped into a car seat is quite the feat! On a good day, Claire and I have our struggles…quite literally, I’m afraid. But, this time, Claire understood that struggling could rip the delicate layers of her gown, so we had to be careful. (Thus proving that she can be good while getting in the car seat…but that’s a different story for another time…)
But, we figured it out! If you flip the back of the dress up, it makes latching the bottom buckle much easier.
“Thank you for helping me, Momma!” was so awesome and refreshing to hear!
When we got home from the Halloween Party, we carefully removed the entire outfit and put it away for safe-keeping. We have at least two more Holiday Functions to attend this week!
And, yes…the Cinderella Shoes fall off so easily! It’s good to see some things never change…