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We Will Miss You Zetta Smith

Our dear friend and mentor is retiring. We are incredibly sad but thrilled that she is moving on to a new chapter in her life. This past Saturday, we had a retirement party for her with a few close friends. It was a great party, I hope she enjoyed it as much as we did. 

Here is a picture of our Kindergarten group, oh how we will miss this.
From the left: Angela, Lisa, Zetta, Monica, and Me

Here are the details from the party:

We used this as a message tree, the frame reads "Please leave Zetta best wishes on her retirement"
Flag pennant, you know how I love these

Flower pom garland, I actually left this up because I love it so much

 The Food:
Chilled soup shooters with a corn popover muffin on top

Baked Brie with apple slices


More veggies, I wish I would have taken a picture of the inside of the potato, it was bright purple!

High Hat cupcakes and strawberries for dessert. Lisa made all the food, she needs to open a restaurant.

I didn't get a close-up of the banner on the window but it was pictures that her past students drew for her, then Angela made it into a banner. My favorite read "Mrs. Smith, you was the best teacher, I ever had!"

Jennifer and her precious baby Ellie

Friends from Zetta's previous school

Life Skills Teachers

First Grade Friends 

Angela with Jen's baby, Ellie

Zetta's Sister and Mom

Cathy, Zetta, and Jennifer (music teacher)

Dennison Friends, Jody, Zetta, and Linda. Linda's Daughter-in-law has a very cute blog with probably the two cutest kids I have ever seen.
Group shot, minus a few that had already left


See, doesn't she look sooooo fun.  That is an adult diaper on her head, just a little retirement joke.

We love you and will miss you!!!


Piper's Peace Party

Today was Piper's peace party. Also known as "Peace Love Piper. Piper is turning 6 on Tuesday and her Mom requested a very groovy peace party. The party was a huge success, about 15 kids came and they all had a blast.
Warning: There are a lot of photos (just click to enlarge)

Here are some of the details:
This is the Birthday Girl's Shirt (Front)
Cake Table
Each child received a cute little lunch inside these peace sign containers

Peace Sign Water bottles
Birthday Cupcake, The topper says peace, love, six
The inside was rainbow cake
Peace themed pennants, these were draped in the entryway

Handmade peace sign banners

Poof Balls

The lemonade pitcher, I love the left over ribbon on this

Peace sign cups in groovy colors

The Pinata

As the kids came into the party they each received a groovy tie dyed t-shirt. Then they each got tattoos, hair dye, sunglasses, and headbands.

Two groovy kids!

The kids had a dance party as one of the activities

After the dance party, the birthday girl opened gifts. She was very patient by the way. And check out her cute pose :)

After gifts we had lunch, where we had 6, yes count them 6 lemonade spills! Oh well, I guess that's what plastic table cloths are for.

Each lunch contained smiley face sandwiches and fruit.

Then came the cake!
Here is the precious Necaise Family

And the Birthday Girl

Oh but wait!!! There was also ice cream. Each child made their own "Piper Parfait"!

This bucket contained vanilla ice cream
They were a hit!

And last but not least....the pinata

Piper's Dad was hilarious with the pinata, this is the birthday girl trying to bust it open.

Each child left with one of these cute peace sign water bottles.

I think the party was adorable, it was so much fun to create.
Happy Birthday Sweet Piper!!!