Monday, March 22, 2010

Mardi Gras

Our preschool had a huge fundraiser planned for Mardi Gras, however, it was cancelled due to snow. The school had a smaller festival for the children during the school day this past Friday and we went and met some friends. It was perfect with two bounce houses, face and fingernail painting, a clown, a real bunny, and a few carnival style games.

Caroline, Julia, Brayden, and Zachary ( we also hung out with Cecilia, but she didn't get painted) sat in line for over 30 minutes waiting to get their sweet faces painted (the clown painter was a true artist and really took her time). The Caroline we knew a year ago would never have let a complete stranger touch her face, let alone paint it. When her and Julia got to the front of the line, Julia got a little stage fright and wanted to leave but the clown let the girls go together and painted them in stages. I was amazed that Caroline wasn't the one who wanted to run when she saw the clown ( I wouldn't have blamed her, clowns scare a lot of children and it was a stranger) but she sat there and told the clown that she wanted to be painted like a princess. I am so proud to see her maturing socially. I know that this school has a lot to do with it.

cute game for the preschool set...getting the goldfish into the bowl
(and a much more appropriate way to earn your mardi gras beads)

Julia and Caroline waiting to jump in the bounce castle and big slide
Caroline is such a great sister...holding their hands so that they don't wander off

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Kristen,
I love seeing the little tidbits from your life. Caroline is such a good sister, I can see it in so many of your pictures. Don't you love the fact that they have each other to journey through life with? As we are about the embark on another stage in that journey, trust me when I say the toddler/preschool years are so wonderful.

Julie