Thursday, December 15, 2011

Clayton's Christmas Party

Yesterday was Clayton's little Christmas party at school. It was precious, and he had so much fun. I love watching him interact with his classmates. :)

I helped the kiddos do some little crafts. They were all so cute - wanting their projects to look just like the examples.

One of the moms had made a Happy Birthday Jesus cake. She had a cute little explanation of the meaning behind the cake. I jotted down what she said because I thought that it was neat. :)

The chocolate cake symbolizes our sin.
The white frosting symbolizes His purity that covers our sinds.
The three yellow candles symbolize the three Wise Men bearing gifts for the Christ child.
The 1 & 2 candles symbolize that Christ is our light throughout the 12 months of the year.
The color red stands for His blood shed for us.
Encircling the cake with green frosting symbolizes the everlasting life that we have through Christ.

The kids sang Happy Birthday and then blew out the candles.

Clayton absolutely loves his sweet teacher. I do, too! She is such a sweetheart. The veteran moms had warned me that the 1st grade was going to be really difficult, and they were right! It is a lot of work! However, Mrs. T. works really hard to make our parent/teacher partnership work. I am so grateful for her!

They were dismissed at noon and won't return until January. I don't know who is more excited about Christmas break - Clayton or me! We are going to relax and recharge for the Spring semester. I can't believe that the 1st grade is already half over!