Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tide Pool Play

Happy Thursday! Today is the second to last day of school for my son Tyler. He really likes school - but is also looking forward to summer vacation. You know - playing with his friends, playing outside, staying up late, and going to the beach. Speaking of the beach . . .

Tyler's class and another class participated in a play this week. It was called the Tide Pool Play. As part of their science curriculum (1st grade), they learned all about tide pools and all the "creatures" you find in them. They performed the most DARLING play - each child had their own part, describing their sea animal and many songs were sung. I was laughing so hard at times that I was crying - IT WAS SO CUTE! Tyler doesn't really love being the center of attention - so I half expected him to be super nervous. He did FANTASTIC! He learned his lines very early on - he was articulate and confident. Boy, was I a proud Mom!

So here he is - Tyler, my little Moon Snail! :)

Now - when one goes to the theater and knows one of the performers, it is often customary to bring flowers. However, I knew Tyler wouldn't really be too excited about that, being a 6 year old boy and all. LOL So what is the next best thing? A "plant" full of CANDY!!! So I got a small paint can out of my stash, covered it in some paper that I had that was the image of water. I printed out a photo (the quality is poor, so I'll have to replace it at some point) of him when we had gone to the beach recently, and decorated it with some shells we had collected at the beach. I soaked the shells in bleach and then water - then let them dry so that they wouldn't smell. Attached the candy bars to some thin wood dowels and stuck them into the foam that I had put in the paint can - and VOILA! He was ECSTATIC!

And one last photo of the beach we went to. This beach is called Corporation Beach - located in East Dennis, MA - Cape Cod. It was GORGEOUS! We had an absolute blast - and will definitely be heading back there this summer.

Hope you have a beautiful day.


Debbie said...

OMG girl! What a cute moon snail or whatever he was! LOL! Did you MAKE that costume???
Your post is just so sweet! It made my heart happy reading it!! LOVE that bouquet! Dang you are a genius!

And that beach gave me an absolute PANG. I can't WAIT to see the BEACH!

Pam said...

Awwww, he looks so cute Hooty, I bet he was terrific, I would have loved to see him!

Bevie Pearl said...

I know that you and Dan were very proud of your son's performance. That Tyler would steal my heart...hands down. And what a very cute idea to make him a candy bouquet. You are one super de duper mom.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh is he adorable! OH my goodness! A moon snail. . .awwwww!