Of Spring Day & Spring Hats

Ava is very excited for school today. They’re having a special Spring day celebration with a Spring hat parade and a Spring planting day. She headed out this morning with two trays of Pansies to plant and her Spring hat.

The school sent communication last week regarding the Spring Day plans and detailing the requirements for the hat parade, apparently, it’s supposed to be a task that we do together but I wonder really how a 20 month old is going to help hinder the hat creation?

I have the creativity of a brick. Seriously! I am no Martha Stewart. I suck at these types of task but didn’t want that to dampen her fun and her experience of Spring day. So, last night, after a few glasses of wine, I set about creating her Spring day hat, much to Walter’s amusement, he landed up helping me, because together, we have the creativity of 2 bricks! 🙂

This morning, when I got to school and saw all the other hats, 2 things became very clear.

  1. Our efforts, despite how lame, were worth while, given the other gorgeous hats at school today, I’d be mortified if I’d arrived and on seeing all the other creations, Ava only had a sun hat with a flower clipped on it!
  2. Clearly, despite the school wanting this to be a task that the kiddies undertook, it was the parents creation that were displayed on the table there today!

Can’t wait to see the photo’s of my daughter wearing our collaborative creation!

Our Creation!


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  • Reply Rene'

    I think it is beautiful. !

    September 1, 2011 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Gail

    I think the hat looks great!

    We also had Spring Hat day today 🙂 Kyla wore a flowery crown that I made last night. It turned out surprisingly well actually. I just hope the flowers don’t fall out before they do the parade!

    September 1, 2011 at 10:38 am
  • Reply Gwen

    Gosh, on the evidence you’re a great deal more creative than I am. I suspect that I’d be the parent who’d done the sun hat with a flower clipped on it!

    September 1, 2011 at 11:03 am
  • Reply mozzie01

    Wow! Nice work my friend! 🙂

    September 1, 2011 at 11:36 am
  • Reply Coco

    Creativity of a brick?!!! If that is what you come up with I am in serious trouble!! It is beautiful!

    September 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm
  • Reply nickistormdadic

    Its gorgeous! Pics of Ava in it soon!?

    September 1, 2011 at 12:28 pm
  • Reply Kimmie

    LOVE the creative genius that results from two bricks working together :]
    AWESOME hat!

    September 1, 2011 at 12:58 pm
  • Reply Beth

    Lovely hat! Very creative. I’d also be the one with flowers stapled on a sunhat. In fact, I think I did do that for my daughter one year!!

    September 1, 2011 at 2:19 pm
  • Reply Zah

    Creativity at its best… Is that one of the many talents motherhood brought out in you 🙂
    Eish its gonna be tough competion for my Talitha next spring but since she’ll be going to the same play school, who knows maybe aunty Shaz will be selling them hats by then 😉

    September 1, 2011 at 3:38 pm
  • Reply Julia

    I think it is an AWESOME hat. Very well done on your first attempt! It does get easier, promise. And Google is your BFF when it comes to stuff like this.x

    September 2, 2011 at 8:55 pm
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