Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Somewhere Over the Rainbow (049/365)

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"Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.”

Lord Byron (English Romantic poet and satirist, 1788-1824)

TIME: 12:11 PM
PLACE: Mother's Day Out - Purple Room
SUBJECT: Paper Rainbows

Today was my day to volunteer at StellaDella's Mother's Day Out program.  The program requires that a parent volunteers in a 3 or 4 year old classroom four times each year.  This is my second time helping out in this particular 3 year-old classroom.  My niece (my younger sister's child) is in this room.  Volunteering involves helping out with the projects, reading books, making sure hands are washed after using the restroom, refereeing in the gym, providing a helping hand opening lunch boxes and cleaning up all messes.  The kids made the paper rainbows pictured above today.  I've tried to get HandsomeHusband to take a turn, but I guess my powers of persuasion aren't all that great in this area.  It's really not so bad.  That being said, this should be my final volunteer day.  A permanent helper has taken over the last 2 days I originally signed up for.  Woo Hoo - Sweet Freedom! 

8 comments:

Oz Girl said...

Love the bright colors here, and how fun to volunteer with the kids, but then again, there's something to be said for freedom... ;)

Christina said...

Fun and colorful!

Dot O said...

Very colorful! I remember signing up to read a story to the class when my kids were in preschool. Your daughter will remember that you were at her school. At that age, kids think it is so neat to see mom or dad in their school.

Then they become teenagers......

Dot O said...

PS I do want to see your "special" Wii character - I'm sure he has a LOT to do with your success!

Sara G said...

What great fun for you and the kids!! Love all the colors!!

Vicki said...

Looks like fun! Making not only beautiful rainbows, but beautiful memories as well!!

SuzyHomemaker said...

Oz Girl - I like my freedom!

Christina - I love seeing the differences in the kids artwork.

Dot O - I shall have to post of picture of the Wii Jesus.

SuzyHomemaker said...

Sara G - I do have a fun time when I help out.

Vicki - The kids I help always say "Hi" to me when they see me dropping off StellaDella...so I must be a good memory for them!