Saturday, November 7, 2009

Elves Fair

the two smaller boys and i went to the Elves Fair at the Waldorf school today. It is always a beautiful display, but this year was even more beautiful than before. it could be that this was the first year is did not have to work at the fair, since i am no longer an employee or parent at the school, or it could have been the perfect weather, or it could have really been better this year than before. in any case, the whole school was decorated with ribbons, painted silks, and banners. the outside was set up with yummy food, a jump rope making station, archery, jousting, Jacobs ladder, and at certain times, the children would preform dances they had been learning.

a teacher spins wool in the classroom, and later, she knits it.

face painting

good friends reunited

inside the school, there was candle making, wand weaving, paper making, and all kinds of other crafts for the children and parents to do. there was also a small store where local crafts were sold. it was really fun.


we celebrated Halloween at out house this year with a big bash. many of our good friends were there to walk in the woods, play games, eat good food, and sit by the bon-fire. it had been raining for two days before, and stopped for a beautiful sunny afternoon. however, the wet ground meant tracks of mud all through the house, and the neighbor having to come with his tractor to pull some cars out of the mud! it was all very exciting, and the mud was mopped up before the kids got up the next day. it is always more important to have good friends welcomed in to the home than it is to have clean floors...i think anyway.