Here we sit on St. Patrick's Day snowed in yet again. Meg is eating Irish soda bread for breakfast (Clare doesn't care for the raisins) and I am researching St. Patty's Day crafts to keep us occupied. Perhaps we should be grateful for the restful day because we had quite the busy weekend.
For A Day at the Ballet, three ballet dancers, dressed in full ballet princess costume, led the children in a mini-ballet class. Then each dancer danced a solo. The dances featured Odette from Swan Lake, an Arabian princess, and Cinderella. There was also a special dance to the Frozen music that we are hearing everywhere. Following these dances, the children were allowed to get a closer look at several ballet costumes and talk with the ballet dancers. Then the children proceeded to the art studio to make ballet princess crowns.
Perhaps inspired by this brief bit of history, on Sunday I decided to take the girls to Mount Vernon.
The girls enjoyed the house tour. Baby Anne even cooperated by only crying when we walked from room to room. She always stopped crying before the docent began talking.
A very special treat for us was the baby lambs in the Mount Vernon paddock.
We also very much enjoyed the museum and hands on history room. Meg and Clare loved George Washington in the snow (as they called it).
In the hands on history room, they dressed up in period clothing.
They played with Lincoln logs.
They tried weaving
And dressed up like George Washington.