Monday, February 23, 2009

Parker Turns 4!

Our friend Parker turned 4 this past Saturday but today was the day in which his mother was scheduled to bring cupcakes for his class birthday party. Much to Hugo's delight, we were invited to the school party. But Hugo's delight wasn't so much about Parker's birthday party or the cute clown topped cupcakes we were soon to devour. His delight and excitement was all about the opportunity to visit Parker's school. Hugo wants to go to school so bad. I'm not sure what he thinks goes on there. I'm curious to know just what it is, that he has trumped up in his mind as to what school could possibly be about. What he does know, is that Parker goes to school, so that is what our Hugo wants to do. He also wants to ride the bus.

Parker Knight turns 4!

We arrived during Parker's gym time. He was very sweet with Hugo showing him the ropes of the room. It took awhile for Hugo to warm up and leave my side. Here his dream was coming true and he didn't know what to do with himself. Silly boy.

Parker led Hugo by the hand over to one of the basketball hoops. So sweet.

Parker wasn't sure that Hugo knew what to do once they reached the hoop. He stole the mini basketball and went in for a dunk.

"High scores!" Hugo likes to shout!

Music was turned on and all the boys began tumbling routines. Hugo froze up and made a bee line to my lap.

He watched in wonder.

Parker and his schoolmates began to break dance and I thought that this was it! Hugo would be in Yo Gabba Gabba heaven with the break dancing boys! But... nope. He was frozen to my lap. Some of the boys were very impressive with their 4-6 yr old break dancing skillz.

Back to the hoops. High scores!

The kids soon lined up with partners, Parker led Hugo by the hand once more. Hugo had tried to escape first out the door and down the hall but the gym teacher caught about the middle. Hugo's eyes were wide, peeping about at this and that. My throat was tight at the sight of him walking into the classroom hand and hand with his pal Parker. So big. This school thing is just around the corner for us. Amazing.

After a discussion about the class calendar and what the children had done over the weekend we moved to this rainbow shaped table for snack time.

Snack time today translates to Birthday Party for Parker! We sang and he blew and blew to blow out his four flaming candles.

Parker gobbled up his special cupcake and asked for more. Luckily one from his family party over the weekend had been packed in his lunch sack. This second cupcake was gobbled up nearly as quickly as the first.

Happy Birthday Parker! Thank you for inviting us to your party at school today! We loved it!

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