Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Mad Hatter Halloween Tea Party

Halloween Night
Our Place
Come on over around 7ish or after Trick-or-treating
Good food as always, and this year homemade root beer
Cakewalk donations and prize donations are welcome

P.S. The awesome hat above was made by the talented Lucy and will be worn by Jill as part of her awesome Mad Hatter costume.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Michaelmas Week

"I give to you this cape of light,
to give you courage, strength and might."
We had a wonder-filled week preparing for our Michaelmas celebration. This was our first time celebrating a truly Waldorf festival and I must say that everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Early in the week we felted shooting star balls, then dyed them and our silk capes with sunflowers from our yard and tumeric. Even my big girls had fun with their capes, and wore them to school on the 29th. They quite happily explained to thier friends why.
On Friday, my sister and her daughters and Gramie joined us for our official Michaelmas Festival...
All the kids made thier own cute dragon breads using Tasha Tudor's White Bread Recipe (made with half whole wheat flour, and goat milk of course!)

They really were too cute to eat! But we did eat them, with delicious Daddy-made potato soup.

Robin spent two days making an amazing dragon pinata. He used a rocket balloon, paper mache, paint, and tissue paper. All the kids took turns fighting the dragon with Saint Michael's sword, and upon it's demise were showered with golden butterscotch candies.

The field for the shooting star throw was carefully marked in 20 foot increments.....

...using stakes artfully adorned by Jesse with sunflowers.

Finally the courageous angels were ready (just look at those characters!)

Stars were flung, capes swirled, and everyone cheered!

After all the outdoor excitement, we were treated to an exciting rendition of "St. George and the Dragon" starring Jesse as the noble St. George, Robin as the ferocious dragon, Elsa as the brave princess, and Jill as the wise queen. We then sang "A Boy's Resolve" and happily agreed that Michaelmas is definitely an awesome festival!
(P.S. You can read my sister's version with a few different pictures on her blog here.)