Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day Tea Party

Griffin goes to a Montessori school and will have the same teacher for three years. So...for three years in a row, I get to attend a Mother's Day Tea Party hosted by The Green Room. This little party gets all of the Moms crying like Niagra Falls.

There are songs about how sweet we are and little speeches about how much they love us. That is when we start to pass the box of Kleenex around. Then, there is a slideshow with photos of the children and adorable quotes that the kids say about their moms.

Griffin's prompt was; "I love my mom because..."
His answer this year was "because she takes care of me and keeps me healthy."
Which was so much better then last year when he said
"Because she buys me toys."

So, I cried my eyeballs out at from all of the sweetness around me.
I thought that I heard a couple of ladies snort
they were crying so hard.

It really was such an adorable little party.


The table is always set up to look so cheerful.


Some of the Dads volunteer to strap on aprons and serve us.
Not my husband though...he had a deadline at work.
It's fun to check out all of the other lady's husbands
and boss them around a little bit.


My plate was never empty because Griffin would run off
and come back with more food for me.
I kept sending him out to get me
more of those petit fours.
Don't tell the teacher but I ate six of them.


Then Griffin came shuffling over with a present he had made
and when he opened it for me...I cried like a baby.
What's not to love about a little blue heart?


It was a good day!
Even though I cried all of my make up off.

Scroll on down to see the winner of Freakshow Friday.


singedwingangel said...

Awwww that is so sweet. Our schools do nothing like that around here. Looks like you had fun..

Katherine said...

When my son was in private kindergarten, they did something like this, only not nearly so cute. What a great way to celebrate Mother's Day.

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Jocelyn Christensen said...

Love the little blue very sweet!

Vodka Logic said...

How adorable. I used to love those little parties.

I got taken to see Jimmy Fallon... so there are still surprises and awwwsss

Tom and Karen Mortensen said...

This is so wonderful. It gives me some good ideas. Glad you had a good day.

R Montalban said...

How very sweet and glad you had a lovely day.

MommyLovesStilettos said...

Awww that is so sweet :)

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

LOVE it, love it, love it!!! What a fantastic way to celebrate Mother's Day!

Kearsie said...

That is so precious!!

My kids both made me a vase and a tissue papered pot. Both were so proud to hand them over I couldn't help getting a bit choked up too.

Sue said...

I love that little blue heart.

And what a cool thing for your son't teacher to do!


Joy said...

so sweet!!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Sounds like a wonderful day.

Erin said...

So sweet, Leigh! The picture of you two at the very end is the best. You look beautiful and you're glowing. Motherhood suits you! Happy Belated Mother's Day!

June said...

How sweet. What a lovely party.
Now go buy some waterproof mascara and you can cry all you want and still look beautiful!

Much More Than Mommy said...

How wonderful! LOVE the picture at the end -- I don't care how cheesy it sounds, but you can feel the love through it! Great idea with some of the dads serving too, smart teachers!

Danielle said...

Sounds awesome!!
You look great, even with no makeup on.

Wenni Donna said...

Mother's Day Tea Party was amazing. I loved each and everything that has been arranged for this bash. I also am going to host a surprise birthday party for my mom. She will turn 50 soon and I am just so excited. Recently booked one of the home studios NYC from an online portal but rest arrangements still need to be done.