Yesterday was Henry's last day of school before winter break. They celebrated by singing Christmas carols for the parents. It was adorable!
In years past both kids went to a small Montessori school operated out of their teacher's home (which we loved) so we aren't accustomed to the more "traditional" preschool holiday performances, etc. This was quite exciting for us all. Henry had been excitedly talking about it for over a week and woke up early yesterday in anticipation of the big show!
When the kids walked into the church Henry didn't immediately see us, although he was searching the crowd of parents. I felt badly because he hadn't seen us before they sat down. Then, as they were performing their first song, he and I made eye contact and he beamed a great big smile! And, I cried! Darn it, I don't know why, but seeing how proud he was to be performing these songs that they have been working so hard on these past couple of weeks, I just got a teary.
The other day when we were discussing the songs that they were going to be singing, etc he said to me, "Mama, thank you for sending me to such a great preschool, because I really, really like it!"
His teachers are fantastic, as are the teacher aids! Henry regularly goes out of his way, either on our way into or out of school, to say hello to the teacher aids. He's such a charmer.
I knew I wanted to give them each a little holiday gift to say "thank you for being so great!" We decided to make little jars of stovetop potpourri to gift them...
I added the words to use them as our labels.
And then tucked this little note inside the bag...
We made some for Violet's teacher aids as well. The kids had a great time measuring out the ingredients and adding them to their jars.
Plus, we had some on our stove as well, so our house smelled lovely while we were making.
It was a sweet and simple teacher gift to put together for the holidays and I hope that they bring a bit of joy to their recipients.
I've been doing a ton of "little" crafting this week, small little topper-like projects and little projects that don't take much time. Perfect little projects for that last week before Christmas, because apparently that's when most of my Christmas making begins!
Anywho, be sure to check in each day for the next several days because I've got some fun last minute things to share with you!
Also, important to note, this will be the last winter that Handmade Winter will be available! So, if you are interested, hesitate no longer! You can see my posts here and here as well as check out the Handmade Winter website for more information.
I hope you have a great day!