Halloween fun

It’s always fun to have an excuse to party! The kids always look forward to our mini celebrations, whether it be Halloween,  spring, summer, Easter, CHRISTMAS  (my favorite) we always have fun.  Here are a few pictures from today’s bash.

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Preschool graduation day!

It’s always a bittersweet day when our little preschool graduation comes in June.  Most kiddos I care for from birth to 5 (sometime 6) years of age.  It’s hard to think of them anywhere else during the day except with me (or of course their parents).  This year McKenzie finishes up Stephy’s Angels preschool after 5 years here and Cameron after a year.  While Cam was only here for one school year he touched our hearts BIG.  The kiddos and I all love him like he was here for years. 

I know I’ve said it before but parents trusting me with their kiddos is a blessing and I don’t take that lightly.  The kids here all become family to my family and watching them move on to bigger things is awesome and sad!  Having watched them grow into amazing, smart, talented, funny, caring and loving “bigger kids” is heart warming. 

So from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU mom’s and dad’s for entrusting me with the most important part of your life, Your precious beautiful children.  

Here’s our two 2015 graduates!   Aren’t they so cute!!
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And here’s a group shot of most of my current angels.  They were all so excited for Cam and Kenzie.
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Fire and tornado drills

So proud of my little angles.  We do fire drills monthly and tornado drills April – October and they all do so amazing.   I don’t tell them when,  or that I’m going to set off the alarm, but the older kids that have been here for awhile know exactly what to do.  They don’t question why (until after usually) they just follow our exit plan.   Here’s a picture of them lining up after our drill and protecting their “noodles” (heads) in the basement. 

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Butterfly observations

We received our caterpillars over a week ago now and the kids have had a great time watching them eat the food and grow bigger and bigger!  The kids were so excited when they came in this week to see the caterpillars had become Chrysalides (cocoons).  We’ve placed the chrysalides into the butterfly habitat and now the next step is for them to work their magic and turn into beautiful butterflies, which usually takes 7-10 days.  The kiddos have been watching them and then recording their findings in their butterfly notebook.  They are learning how to observe and record what they see/think by drawing pictures and some are even writing some words with help.  I can’t wait to see their little faces when we have butterflies!

Happy May!!!

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