Luckily the deep freeze we fell into last week did not keep anyone away this past weekend for our two big events at the preschool. (All my windows look this icy...Jack Frost has been one busy fellow!)
Friday-Holiday Fair I did not get a nice photo of all the vendors at the Holiday Fair, but here is a sampling...
Julen scored a new hat...
I just love that one of our little girls from Willow House wanted to do something to help her preschool. With the help of her mom, she made and donated rice krispie bars. Brings tears to my eyes every time I think of her sweet kindness. Now, I just just need to think of a very good way to use the money she raised to honor her...maybe new play silks are in order...ours are looking quite tattered.
I started the Holiday Fair four years ago when I realized that since we have to clear out the entire play area to make room for our winter spiral garden festival anyway, that it would be so nice to host a party for our families. I have to admit, every year I wonder if it is all worth it...it truly is so.much.work to organize and set up, but the thanks I hear from the parents make it all worth my efforts.
Saturday-Advent Spiral My very favorite of all our festivals.
I love starting off the winter season watching as the children bravely move their way around the spiral. And how sweet is our angel? My teaching partners son did beautifully as he lit each child's candle.
This lovely image came from one of our parents.