Reaney Days

Reaney Days

Friday, June 9, 2017

Oh, Were They Ever Happy!

What a grand and glorious day it was this morning at the library!  Today was our last gathering of family story time and we finished the season with some painting. 

We began with several finger plays and then shared the Peter Spier story Oh, Were They Ever Happy! 

The story tells the very colorful tale of the fun that ensues when the three Noonan children are left alone one Saturday morning (the babysitter failed to show) while their parents ran errands.  Deciding to “help” and surprise their parents, the kids broke out ladders, brushes and GALLONS of assorted colored paints and painted the house from chimney to basement.

The results, as you might imagine, were a real surprise for their parents. 

After the story, we adjourned to a table where each child created their own colorful a masterpiece.  Once completed, it was time for “hands up” as they marched one by one to the bathroom to scrub off several layers of paint. 

Just like the Noonan kids, you could say the same thing about the library children this morning; oh, were they ever happy! 
Mario (2) and his Grandma Emily
Mario wasn't sure about sponge painting, but he
had a fantastic time watching everyone.

Sophia (4) and her brother Lucas (3) had fun
creating with their Grandma Mary Ann 

Sophia checks out the flower picture Elizabeth (7)
was concentrating on.

Ava (2)  had a blast painting her canvas and herself!
By the time we were done, she had paint on her face, arm and hands. 

Sawyer (3) and her Grandma Johanna.
Sawyer is good pals with her buddy, Mario.
Ava  is busy under her mom Melissa's watchful eye.

Hands up!  It was time to get washed up.

Elizabeth's finished painting.

Every week, we end our time together by winding up
Dumbo and seeing how many somersaults he can do.
Dumbo did great today completing an all time high of 6!
The children love this simple windup toy.

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