Pizza with Parents and Les Miserables

Rachel’s preschool class had a Mardi Gras/St. Patrick’s Day party today. It was called “Pizza with Parents.” Jeff couldn’t go because he works downtown, and being at 11:00 it was not worth the extra driving and loss of hours on the job for him to go, but Gabi and I went. First we did an activity where we put Froot Loops cereal on a picture of a rainbow, matching the colors. Then we did a sequencing activity (okay, I pretty much did that one on my own) followed by a St. Patrick’s Day art project (matching shapes).

Next the kids showed the parents some of the songs they know. They did a marching song, the did Old McDonald, they did Five Little Monkeys playing in the tree. Rachel was very cute and well-behaved. Must have gotten that attribute from me. Just ask any of my primary teachers what a wonderful child I was. Gabi joined in too. Even though she was at least a year and a half younger than the other kids she followed all of the instructions and had a great time with the other kids.

Finally it was time to eat pizza. We had pizza, apple juice, cookies and king’s cake. It was a lot of fun.

Tonight I got to go see Les Miserables at the Kentucky Center for the Arts. It was AMAZING. I have seen it before several times, and I love it every time. It has been several years since I last saw it, and this time there were several staging elements that were done quite differently, as well as some other interpretations of the story that were different from what I remembered. That was kind of nice because it made it seem like it was the first time I had seen it. The singing was great, the acting was excellent, the special effects were fantastic, and the overall show was magnificent.

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