Yesterday we celebrated VH’s 4th birthday, her second birthday at Tulip Tree. VH has been a part of Tulip Tree birthday celebrations since she was a baby at her big sister’s birthday celebrations! Yesterday her newborn baby sister got to join her at her birthday circle! VH showed us her bunny, Vanilla, who actually smells like vanilla. We heard that when VH was inside her mom, she was kicking really hard and that is how they knew they were about to have her. She came out pretty quickly after that! We are so lucky to have VH and her sweet family in our community for so many years. Wouldn’t be the same without you all! Happy 4th Birthday VH, we love you!
Today we celebrated OB’s birthday. His whole family came for his birthday celebration. Everyone knows that OB LOVES polar bears so we were excited when he showed us his polar bear stuffy, Snowflake. Amber, OB’s mom told us a funny story about when OB was a baby. They didn’t have a door on their stairs so his mom put a piano bench in front of it so baby OB wouldn’t try to climb up the steps. OB saw this as a challenge and figured out how to get under the babier. Once he reached the other side, he smiled the biggest smile, and didn’t even try to climb up the steps! OB is still such a self motivated learner. He’s always challenging himself. We love OB and will miss him next year! Happy 5th Birthday OB! We love you!
Many children came to school today robed in garments resembling favorite animals and characters. We also brought out extra dress-up clothes for anyone to use to celebrate with. There has been much talk of parties, trick-or-treating, buckets filled with candy, goblins, candy fairies and long awaited costumes.
We talked about the holiday of Halloween and also discussed where Halloween came from. Samhain (pronounced sah-win) is an ancient Pagan Gaelic festival that marked the end of the harvest season and beginning of the dark times. This was a time that they believed that spirits could easily cross into the living world. To welcome their deceased loved ones they would light gourds as lanterns, provide food offerings on their doorsteps. Some would also wear costumes and go to neighbor’s doors reciting verses in exchange for food. Sound familiar? Continue reading
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