When an invitation came home from Tipp’s teachers inviting us to his Halloween party, I knew we would not miss this. After our decision to put Tipp in daycare, I knew I would look forward to the fun things such as artwork, class parties and having a play date almost every day in exchange for me working and missing so many little moments. I immediately volunteered to help and signed up to bring cheese cubes as they are one of Tipp’s favorite foods.
Two days before the party, we headed to the local Pumpkin Patch to pick out a little pumpkin for Tipp to paint at his party. On the night before the party I carefully cut the biggest block of cheese I could find at the grocery store into toddler-sized cube bites, put them all in a gallon sized bag and in my neatest handwriting labeled it appropriately with his name and his class name. I set out his pumpkin also with his name printed ever so neatly on a piece of masking tape – after all it was Tipp’s perfect pumpkin! Lastly before I went to bed, I made sure I had my camera in my work tote since there was no way I was missing a single photo-opt. The morning of the party, I dropped him off and gave him kiss saying I’d see him soon and set off to work in anticipation of 3pm when I would head back to enjoy my little boy having his first of many holiday parties with his friends.
At promptly 3pm I left the office and raced over to Tipp’s school to find 6 sweet toddlers sitting at a miniature table enjoying a feast of mini-cupcakes, pretzels, yogurt, juice and of course Tipp’s favorite cheese cubes. In less than 5 minutes every single one of them had started to devour the yogurt, which is also one of Tipp’s favorite foods. What can I say? The boy loves dairy despite being sensitive to dairy as a newborn…I guess he’s making up for those few months with out it.
As special thank you to Tipp’s teachers as I think this party thrilled Ben and I more than anything. We are so grateful that we have found a place that we are so comfortable with and 3 teachers who love him dearly! We are looking forward to many many more holidays and celebrations with our new friends at Tipp’s school.