But after awhile, he really got into it, engaging in hand movements and everything. It was really, really sweet. He kept looking at me with a proud/embarrassed face. I loved it. (This is his class joined with another class. The very cute girl standing next to him is the one he says doesn't like him because he put glue on her.)
We went into his classroom afterward for a little party. They all received a shovel and pail filled with a book, puzzle, sidewalk chalk, etc.
Sissy, in her classroom, got a little pail filled with goodies, too. She just loved going to school.
Back at home...we had a little photo session outside because I realized their outfits coordinated. And I hadn't even planned it - bonus. I didn't even have to bribe them this time. My "I do everything for you, and I don't ask for very much in return; can you please do this for your momma who loves you?" speech worked.