Today was Amandas school picnic. The theme was Cruising, and the staff had worked so hard to make everything seem like you were on a cruise. They transformed the garden on the school campus to be a cruise ship...all aboard!
We set sail, on a mildly warm...ok somewhat hot..you only felt hot if you were moving.....
It began by you walking through a doorway with streamers hanging down, blowing the the wind.
You came onto the main deck with a "bar" where you could make your own pina coladas (ok we are talking preschool here, so they were kid friendly pureed drinks with ice). There was a pool where you could stick your feet in to get wet...probably the only time of the year that you were allowed to go in the fountain (a real fountain that they have in the corner of the beautiful garden on the campus of the school). Once 'on board' with a cool drink in your hand you could make your own cruise hats...Miss Amanda made herself right at home...being the cruise director, followed by socializing...ie she made her rounds waving hi to everyone in the area....
Picking out a hat and having one of her teachers, Miss Nina personalize it, complete with pink dots!I think it rather makes her outfit, don't you?
Ahhh....the best part for the kids (or maybe the adults?) was the pie throwing. They had a pull string pie thrower that the kids could pull on the magic key and the whipped cream pies would fly across to smack the teachers on the face. The teachers wear goggles, and get to spend the rest of the with whipped cream in their hair...Fun! The teachers are so kind...they MOVE to make sure they get hit! What fun! I think the staffers had as much fun as the kids did! Here's one, with a pie ready to hit its target...DUCK!
They finished the day out by heading inside the building to an air conditioned all purpose room to have a wonderful lunch (you should have seen the spread...hamburgers, spaghetti, salads, fruits, cookies...the works, like a beautiful buffet you might see on a cruise) and watch The Little Mermaid and hang out for a while. It was so nice to see all the kids playing and socializing (especially my busy body...Peanut made it her job to check out what everyone was doing, eating, even the buffet down the hall was not outside her scrutiny).
I think everything passed! She had a blast and I was thrilled to be able to participate....What an amazing, talented staff the school has...I wonder what the theme will be next year?