Trick or Treat!!! 🙂 This is the season again to go hunting for cute or scary costumes! But I’d go for the cute ones. Are your kids attending any Halloween Party? What are they coming as? Share them on the comment box, I’d appreciate it! 🙂
My daughter had her first round of attending a Halloween Party today at her play school, Gymboree Magnolia Town Center. I’m really happy because not a single kid in Gymboree wore a scary costume–not even Tonton Gutierrez & Glydel Mercado’s pretty daughter Aneeka, who is Noa’s classmate.
Gymboree’s Pumpkin Patch Party was scheduled at 4 PM today. We left the house early because I was hoping to take a stroll at the Magnolia Town Center before I take Noa to her school.
When I came in, I was greeted by Teacher Abby, who was in the front desk, with a smile and I immediately looked for Noa’s name on the list. I was happy because Teacher Abby told me that I could already let Noa in to play while waiting for the commencement of the program.
More or less 27 kids participated in Gymboree’s Pumpkin Patch Party. They were all very cute! Camera flashed here and there, and I wasn’t exempted for being a stage mom for a day. Even though this year is already Noa’s 2nd year to experience Halloween, I feel like it is still her first. Her first Trick or Treat party attendance was with G4S (my former employer). She was only 3 months old then.
The program started with an action song led by the Gymboree Teachers.
Aside from the songs, the kids had their own set of activities depending on their age. Since my daughter is only 15 months, she belonged to the group of small kids. The bigger kids were sent to a room to do some arts and crafts, while Noa’s group were asked to do some Play & Learn activities.
Now for some time to slide! My daughter’s favorite! 🙂
Running like an olympian. All kids were asked to run here as parents waited on the other end.
Playing, “Get the Pumpkin.” Noa was placed in a moving barrel while being asked to reach for the pumpkin (ball). Proud Mommy moment! 🙂
I’m not really sure what Noa was trying to do in the picture below. I think she was trying to talk to her teacher. By looking at it now, I think she was asking her teacher to sing, “Itsy Bitsy Spider.” Her hand gestures told me so.
Also her favorite, shooting some hoops. Her teacher told her to shoot the pink ball, and she was able to accomplish it. 🙂
After the activities, they had a mini-parade around Magnolia Town Center. Pardon the blurred photo, it’s challenging to be a mom and a photographer at the same time.
They were led to the open space just outside the mall entrance to do the signature Parachute activity and blowing bubbles.
Unlike any moms, I allowed her to be on her own. I let her play with other kids while I watch from a distance. I don’t want her to grow scared of people and to always cling on me like a koala. I want to train her as early as now not to cry or be anxious if one day I’ll leave her alone in the classroom to study.
After the outdoor activity, we were sent back to Gymboree for snack time!
After eating, the kids were still allowed to stay and spend time at the play area. Gymboree gave Noa some looties. Thank you! 🙂
Noa was also treated by her Tita Chez for dinner in Sumo Sam. Hooray for her favorite Ripe Mango Shake.
I’m really happy for my daughter. I’m sure that Noa’s first Halloween Party at Gymboree will always be remembered. I’m blessed to be able to witness all these things as her mom. I’ll forever treasure all the memories me and my little girl experienced together in my heart.