Thursday, May 01, 2008

May Day Festival!

Today at Kaia's school we celebrated May Day! We took in fresh flowers and made garlands for the kids hair, and then went in search of the May Queen!
(If there's a bustle in your hedgerow don't be alarmed now. It's just a spring clean for the May Queen)
Ben seems to know what a camera means...every time he sees one he looks right at it and grins. Maybe he just thinks we look funny.
Here we are searching for the May Queen!

The 6th grade (I think...could have been 5th) played music for another class to dance, then did their own dance, which used dancing sticks and bells on their legs. Was very cool!
Then Kaia's class danced 'round the May Pole! They didn't do any weaving, just all went in one direction, and had a great time! Then the parents took the ribbons and danced around the opposite way to unwrap it.

Looks like I forgot to post pics of the May Queen and the accordion player. He was also very cool, and all the kids had a great time dancing around him.

After the festival, Natasha and her son came over for a few hours. The kids mostly got along, but they were both pretty tired, so there was some grief and sorrow. Ah well, they usually get along pretty well.

I really enjoy Natasha's company. We just click, as she said today, it's as if we've known each other for years, and we are very comfortable with each other. I am glad I have found such a friend. We made some more plans for next week. Oh! oh oh oh!! She's pregnant! So is Maggie! Soon there will be three (THREE!!!) wonderful tiny babies for me to hold and kiss their toes! By the time they are all born, Ben will be a year old and running all over, too busy to come cuddle with his mom.....

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