Last Wednesday the girls school hosted the Tell Me a Story (TMAS) event. This event is put on by Military Child Education Coalition. We are not a military family but the girls attend a public school on a base so most of these events are open to all students.
This event is great because it encourages families to come together and to give resources to help bond with the kids. This is the first time we attended the Tell Me a Story night. They had a guest reader come to read the story. It was in the cafeteria but was in a little area with a rocking chair and all the families sat on the ground in front of the story reader. After the story we all split into groups to discuss the story. Then we moved on to making a craft. The girls had so much fun because they are arts and craft "addicts" at home. They decorated a child with colorful material, yarn, and crayons. They were so totally focused on the task at hand and did not want any help from us. Eventually daddy and I were able to lend a hand and I was quite impressed at Dakota's ensemble. Rudy helped her and not only did Dakota's doll have a cute red bow, she had a sash. He was so proud of what he did. I was really excited about the outfit I made for Hayden's girl. I just made a slit in the piece of material, put the head through and taped it in the back. Super cute boat neck top, I want it!
In the end, they passed out cookies, and drinks and every family got to take home a copy of the book.
I hope we are able to attend the next one. It was so much fun. The girls were so happy.