Monday, June 07, 2010

There's A Butterfly On Your Face

Here are some cute photos from this year's Kite Festival, an annual event sponsored by Families with Children from China. Jarrah and Joy are getting pretty good at flying their own kites, though they probably do more sprinting than strictly necessary.

Each year, we enjoy a visit from Sparkles the Clown (this year someone called her Chuckles, after which I said we should call her Spuckles or Charkles) who is the only clown I've ever met with a zero percent creepiness factor. She's so easy-going and genuinely funny that I think it would actually be kind of hilarious to see her go all clownish on someone's ass.

We've been trying to teach Jarrah the fine art of Pixie Stick consumption, and she is an avid pupil, though still getting the edge sodden after a while, staunching the flow of Pixie dust in an untimely manner. I reassured her that it's a difficult skill to master, but one that will prove rewarding for a lifetime once achieved. She's very brave, and plans to keep at it.


Mrs. Chapman's 2nd Grade Class said...

I'm with Cheri. I can't believe how much they've grown. Jarrah is looking like a kindergartener. :)

Samantha said...

Yeah, and they've stayed the same height, isn't that cool?

Actually, Jarrah is way taller than a kindergartener. The principal for the school we thought she was going to yelped, "She's five??? She'll be the tallest one in her class!" Actually, I thought that was a bit annoying. :)

Mary said...

What a fun day we had!