Monday, June 11, 2012

Greeley's Daddy Day

Uncle Michael had to fill in for daddy at Greeley's pre-school because Daddy's out of state on a job. Since Uncle Michael is a notorious camera hound, he took lots of pictures.

There are three parts to this.

Part 1: Daddy Day Events

Miss K and Miss H set up a very cool event for Daddy (and Dude) Day at pre-school. They created an "Indiana Jones"-like obstacle course that we all had to go through, at the end of which we received a "treasure."

Ya gotta wash your hands when you get to pre-school!

Then later we were outside for our adventure course! There was a Raging River to cross and Lava Jets to jump over and then The Snake Pit! (seen here) You had to walk across a tight rope to make it to the other side.

Next came the deadly LION! You had to throw the bean bags through his mouth.

The last challenge was to swap out a bag of rocks for a bag of TREASURE on a scale.

Greeley tries to examine her treasure to see what's inside.

After it was all over, Gree went back to destroy
 the mushrooms that had grown up through the mulch of the playground.

Part II: Ghost Stories!!

After everyone had completed the course, Greeley and Uncle Michael had made up their own little game using some plastic rings from one of the tasks. After a while some boys from the class who were playing their own game came near where Gree was chasing some rings and they started talking. Soon Gree, the natural leader (princess? or tyrant?) was leading a meeting (or perhaps class).

Uncle Michael got closer to see what exactly Greeley was sharing with them and found that she was explaining how ghosts were real and her personal experiences with them. "Once, when I was in P's backyard, I felt something on my hand but no one was there!"

I love her demonstrative hands and relaxed squat.

The boys may seem skeptical but they were rapt - and had their own stories.

Look at the expression on her face - wise beyond her years. "I'm just tellin' ya what I know, boys."

Eventually, she got them all to sit down like proper students.

Part III: Waiting for a Ride

UM and Gree stayed late at pre-school to play outside and later had to text Mommy to come get them. They sat in the lobby of the Y and amused themselves.

 I find this picture amazing. I think it hints at what she's going to look like later in life while still capturing her round, baby-fat face. She has such beautiful hair (do you see those ringlets??) and eyes; if only her temperament were as lovely as her face. :)

This is a "gold" piece of "treasure" that Gree got for completing the obstacle course. (Gree was demonstrating how she can cross her eyes.)

1 comment:

Brigitte said...

A stunningly well captioned story of Greeley's Daddy Day at school. I wish I had been there to hear her ghost story. Love that girl! Hope to hear some more personal experiences she had with ghosts, later this summer when you all come visiting Uncle John and Aunt Monique in Michigan.