Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Stella, Chloe & Claire's Program

Stella, Chloe & Claire attend our church's pre-school. Stella goes 2X a week & Chloe & Claire go 1X, and last week was the end of the year program. Everyone brings a finger food to share, the program starts at 7, and we get to celebrate a year of pictures, fun & knowledge. All good stuff, but I admit that it somewhat stresses me out. There was a great slideshow and 2 classes who presented songs & Bible verses before Stella appeared with her class. Abigail & Jillian did a pretty good job of sitting nicely beside me, and were excited to see Stella. I could see Stella scanning the crowd for us. She spotted Papi who was in the front taking pictures, and then she spotted us waving at her. She smiled that Stella coy/shy smile, slightly raised her hand for a wave, and proceeded to play with & eat her dress. What is it with the Paulino girls eating dresses at school programs? Maybe I need to stick with pant outfits. Especially since Stella was practically eaten alive by mosquitoes & her legs now look like she's recovering from chicken pox (or chicken pops as Abi says). So as the rest of her class sings and recites Bible stories Stella stands there yanking her dress up to her mouth. If that isn't bad enough I notice that her pamper has started to fall off. Yep, the right side had become unattached & there was LOTS of skin showing. Nothing X-rated, but I was beginning to wonder if I should crawl down to the front & beg her to keep her dress in the normal position. Luckily her class finished, and they swept her up & fixed her pamper. So apparently I was NOT the only one to notice. Lovely. Of course Stella didn't care, and she received a shiny bright orange bouncy ball as a farewell present. Oh yeah - a bouncy ball for a 3 year old who still needs to sit through the rest of the program. The ball only escaped 4 times - I was surprised. Stella - done & seated. Now onto Chloe & Claire.

The curtain was closed as their class was being assembled, and you could hear one child crying . . . loudly. Yep, it was Claire. I knew it was her & as the curtains parted she was wailing & slightly squirmy in the arms of a volunteer. They played a few songs, and the kids danced. Actually everyone danced except for Claire who did NOT care, and Chloe just stood there. Chloe was immobile. I'm not sure if she was in shock, bored, or scared but she did not move an inch. No complaints since she was not crying or nude.
Needless to say when the program ended, we headed for the car. Food? Highly overrated. Ok, we did get a few to go plates b/c the cookies did look good, but decided not to stay.

I will say that I was impressed, as always with the Children's Center Pre-school. They do a wonderful job of teaching and loving on these little ones, and more importantly do so in a way that God is glorified. These precious ones are learning how much God loves them, that they can be friends with Jesus, and are being taught to have scripture in their heads & hearts. Girls you are blessed to be able to go there & be loved on with Jesus' love.


angie said...

Look at those gorgeous girls. Love the flash with the diaper undone. :)

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

They're so beautiful! I would've died if the diaper fell off!!! lol!!!! That's one for the family history books, huh??? lol!!!

Poltzie said...

Oh Stella's nudie shots are too funny! So cute!!