Saturday, May 5, 2012

May Fair!

The Waldorf School of San Diego, where Alison and I attend a parent child class, had their annual May Fair today! I was really excited to go and watch the kids dance around the May Pole and watch Alison play with her friends.
Friday after our parent child class I spotted this sweet little post card in the school store and thought it would be perfect to display! It was fun showing it to Alison and telling her that at the fair we were going to be able to watch the children dance around the pole with the pretty ribbons.
The little kids came out and scattered rose petals while some kids played wood flutes and the others twined the ribbon around the pole.
We sat with the other families from our class, it was a really sunny beautiful day.
Alison was very comfy sitting with mommy and resting on her baby brother.
We ate some burritos and orange slices for lunch and afterwards went over to the playground where Alison ran up and down the little sandy hill!
This is the first year we have done a craft since Alison was too little last year.
Here we are making a necklace with bits of felt and beads. Alison really enjoyed picking out the beads for her necklace (mommy put them on the strand). And she was very proud to wear her finished product!
Another family at the table offered to take our picture! 
We had a really great time! We got to see friends from school and some who used to be in class with us.
One of our friends just got hired at the Waldorf School teaching high school English!
I am so happy for her!! She is one of the sweetest moms and I have no doubt she is a really wonderful teacher. I am looking forward to hearing about her teaching adventure and the how she likes teaching at the Waldorf School (she has been teaching at public school for 9 years).
I have to say, the Waldorf School is going to be one of the things I miss most about living in San Diego. We have made some really good friends there and Alison has really blossomed under the Waldorf philosophy. I'm going to miss being around other parents of the same mind set as well as our wonderful Parent Child Class teacher.

When we arrived home it was to a surprise!
 I ordered Alison a little rabbit hutch for an Easter gift and 3 little wool felt rabbits to go in it but it kept getting back ordered! It was apparently a very popular Easter gift.
But it was worth the wait! Alison loves it!
She likes to open and shut the doors on the hutch and make the bunnies hop around, and there is just enough space under the hutch for the baby chicks I made for her!
One of the games at the May Fair today was aimed at the really little kids, all they had to do was pull on a stem and a vegetable came out of the ground! (or rather they pulled them out of a bucket of beans) Alison got to harvest a radish and a carrot (you can see the carrot poking out of the hutch). Alison had a good time feeding her new rabbits with the food she harvested at the fair!
We didn't forget baby brother!
I have been eying this doll at the school store for awhile now thinking "if we have a little boy it would be just perfect". He is stuffed with wool and is hand sewn by a woman's cooperative in Brazil
 and with my May Fair 20% off coupon (Thanks Angie for printing me off one!) this little boy is going to make a wonderful friend for our little boy! This little guy is so soft and cuddly!
We also got our son a little wood car.
We have been gathering some toys to take with us to Japan since we don't know what kind of children's toys with be available there.  
I got this soon after we found out we were pregnant. I thought it would be nice for a boy or a girl.
Its small and weighs almost nothing and has such a sweet little face. I also got a little wood rattle. I figure the new baby doesn't need much since Alison already has baby friendly toys but we still wanted to get him some things of his very own. Alison has already approved of baby brother's toys :)
Baba picked up a little something for Alison at the school store, she went with us on Friday.
She got Alison a Holztiger squirrel and a set of Dominoes, which I never would have thought of buying for a two year old but Alison loves taking them in and out of their tin and feeling their smooth surface.
Alison has dubbed the squirrel "Jumpy Squirrel"
Happy Spring!


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