Friday, October 16, 2009

Harvest Festival

Last weekend was the Harvest Festival at the girls' future school. This was our first event (that all of us were able to attend) at the school. I have to say it was truly magical. Have you ever had one of those moments when you suddenly realize you have found your place, your niche, your home? I can't think of any other way to describe how I felt that day. It was just in the air - this is it! It was such a huge moment it was almost spiritual. I wasn't the only one who felt it, either. Even Kevin and both of the girls were in bliss and didn't want to leave (3 hours later we did have to go though, poor C was exhausted!). We made some wonderful connections and learned so much (thanks to K and C's sweaters and hats, surprisingly they were the top conversation starter there), we want to be a part of this wonderful school and community now but will patiently wait for K's first year of school next September... or at least try...

I have a lot of pictures to share from the day so I will let them speak for us :)


Arriving


Local carrots are the best!



Wet felting acorns




K dipping leaves in beeswax something we will be doing a lot more of! What a great project!




Michaelmas story


Spinning! A hobby I hope to learn this winter thanks to some amazing women




Pumpkin bowling


Donkey cart ride




I'll be back next week to announce the sign ups for the winter ornament swap.
Have a great weekend!

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Thank you everyone for your wonderful responses and amazing ideas on my last post. I love them all, now just to decide on one or two...

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17 comments:

healing hillary said...

looks like a dreamy day.
i look forward to hearing more about your new fiber adventure.

peace,
hillary

Joy said...

Wow, what an amazing community you have nearby. I'm only an eensy bit jealous. :) I love the pumpkin bowling! And the girls look adorable so, of course, they were big conversation-starters. ;) Have a great weekend!

kate said...

I'm sooooo jealous. This looks wonderful! Did you make that wee pilot cap? I am looking for a pattern just like that one.

boatbaby said...

How very sweet and wonderful for your whole family. Thank you for sharing. I so wish we had something like that anywhere near where we live.

Lauri said...

Love it! The pics were gorgeous! My family and I go to a pumpkin fest as well but I couldn't make it this year being 8 months pregnant. So sad. Just doesn't feel like fall!

Kimberley Lynch said...

Oh I am sooo jealous that you will be able to send your children to a waldorf school and be involved with a waldorf school! You are so lucky! It looks like a very fun day!

waldorfmama said...

oh nicole, i know just what you mean. we have the very same feeling about our school! there is something very special and magical about waldorf schools. :)

Amanda said...

which school is it? I love the cart ride, and the wet felting! I love autumnal fairs at Waldorf schools, they are the best!

Prairie Girl said...

Pumpkin bowling is SUCH a fun idea!

I'm so glad you feel like you "fit" after your move! What a blessing! And what an amazing school it sounds like you have found. Am so happy for you!!

suburban farm said...

I loved reading your post. It brought back memories of when I own two girls were small (they are 11 and 15 now). I got a lump in my throat just remembering those magical days. Not that we don't have wonderful time together now:) They are just a bit less frequent and harder to come by because my girls are often out in the world doing things on their own. Making their own magical momnents I guess:)

Mama Rose said...

It all sounds so wonderful!!

The Magic Onions said...

Oh my Gosh... I know that feeling so well... we felt it too when we had our first Waldorf Inspired class last year. K started Kindergarten this year and the magic continues... We feel SO lucky to have fount this little gem in our lives.
Thanks so much for sharing on Friday's Nature Table.
Blessings and magic.

Pink & Green Mama said...

Can I go to school there too? Such a lovely day, I wish we lived nearby.

Project: Homeschool said...

I just came across your blog and I.am.in.love.
I am just beginning to homeschool my children and have a very eclectic start. So far we are very hands on and do a lot of pretend but the more I read about the waldorf method the more I'm leaning on really embracing it.
Your blog is lovely... :)

Ce said...

What a comfort it is to find a place where you feel at ease and everything just "fits."

I think we may have to find a way to recreate the pumpkin bowling and beeswax leaves here on our end -- such neat ideas to welcome autumn!

Mountain Sketch said...

Oooo what loveliness. . .

Frontier Dreams (Nicole) said...

Thank you everyone, I, too, wish I could attend this school :)

Kate - I didn't make C's pilot cap, Shelley Caskey (waldorfmama) made it for her.

Amanda - It's the Portland Waldorf School.

Thank you everyone for your memories and thoughts <3

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