Thursday, October 29, 2015

School Party

Ruby had her first school party today!! How awesome is it that Ruby got released from the hospital less than 24-hours before her class Halloween party...good times!

The kids got to wear their costumes to school, and the parents were invited to the 'party' at the end of the day. Since they are two, the party consisted of a snack and parents taking a boatload of pictures for 15 minutes. Simplicity at it's best.
Since I was one of the snapping moms, I got there just before the party was to start, so I saw the class come in from the pumpkin patch to the classroom. Ruby was being carried, as I've seen her in the past. (Some of the transitions are a bit far for her legs, especially at the end of the school day. The teachers don't seem to mind at all.) The teacher that was carrying Ruby told me that she had such a great time out there, sitting amongst the pumpkins.
The kids came in and sat on the carpet. Ruby didn't sit initially, but she wasn't the only one. Once the songs started, she was locked into the teacher. And when another mom sat down with her son, Ruby backed herself right up into her lap. When the kids were released to their seats for their special snack, Ruby was called first and sat right down to eat.
Ruby ate the rice krispy treat and pretzel at least as neat as the other kids. And when the teacher was going through a song or two on the carpet, Ruby participated as much as any other child. While I heard some others using more words than her throughout the time I was there, the gap that I was watching for at every corner was not glaringly obvious. Outside of Ruby being carried into the building, she did not stick out as being different.

To say it was a good morning just doesn't do it justice.

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