November 14, 2010

Ferdinand the Bull

At the last minute, we changed our minds and went to see a play instead of painting pottery. Isa wasn't going to be able to paint pottery with us and invited everyone to see the play that one of the girls she watches was performing in.

The play was based on the children's book The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson. Ferdinand, although a bull, would rather sit and smell the flowers than participate in a bull fight. The play added to the original story by including a parallel story about the prospective bull fighter, who would rather be a dancer but wishes to please his father.

We thoroughly enjoyed the performance. It was pleasantly amateurish, the music was fun, the flowers (of course) were darling, and it was a fantastic way to spend an hour on a Sunday afternoon.

After the play we headed to Starbucks and spent the next hour sipping coffee and chatting about various things. Overall, we had a fantastic meeting, and I'm so glad Isa changed our minds at the last moment!

November 1, 2010

November Newsletter

Welcome to November! I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween! Were you one of the estimated 36 million+ trick-or-treaters? This year my boys dressed up as a Prince (Zachary, 3yrs) and Winnie the Pooh (Daniel, 11mos). What costumes did your kids wear?

Some important dates this month:
Nov. 11th is Veterans Day: a national holiday in honor of military veterans. It is
also called Armistice Day to commemorate the end of WWI. The 4th Thursday
in Nov. is Thanksgiving Day: an annual celebration feast originating from the
pilgrims. The day after Thanksgiving is called "Black Friday" - be sure to plan
ahead to take advantage of the best shopping deals of the year!

November Au Pair Activity
Pottery Painting at Pottery By You, 181 Hughes Rd, Madison. The studio will provide paints, brushes, expert assistance and anything else you need to let your inner artist out! Costs: studio fee ($6) plus cost of your pottery (prices start at $6). Please see newsletter for date and time.

Save these dates: Dec. 12th; Jan. 16th.
Note: dates are subject to change if there's something fun we'd like to do that doesn't correspond with the dates I've chosen. Just let me know what you want to do!

Au Pair Birthdays
We have three Au Pairs celebrating birthdays this month:
Pamela on the 5th, Isa on the12th, and Vero on the 25th.
Please remember to wish them a Happy Birthday!!

Au Pair Arrivals/Departures
We're excited that Gaby has chosen to stay in Huntsville for another year and will be starting her extension year on the 16th.
We have no au pair departures this month.