Just a quick note that this is a VERY picture heavy post. :-) Too many good ones and there are a lot more that I didn't post! This is our FIAR group's biggest event of the year! We call it "Family Event" as its a fun event we hold on a Saturday so that the whole family can participate! This is our 12th time hosting this event and each year we book a different book from the Five in a Row curriculum to base our event around. For the first time, due to a special request by our seniors, we repeated a book. This was a the book chosen for our very first Family Event and the seniors wanted to repeat it - so we did.
The book ... The Duchess Bakes a Cake.
We had special guests again this year too. Can you guess who?
That wasn't so helpful, was it? LOL Here is a better photo. :-) Steve and Jane Lambert joined us for this fun day and it was wonderful having them with us. (Jane is the author of Five in a Row.)
They also brought their grandson with them and my boys loved having him here!
We had our largest group of families participating this year at just over 20 families. Many arrived early to help decorate and set-up. Our site is a park with an open field and the decorating team transform it and the shelter into delightful places!
Here is a peek at the inside of the shelter.
And a close-up of the table decorations! Aren't they cute?!
In this area, they learned some basics of stage combat such as how to "die".
They also made swords.
The second area was one in which they learned about many of the things that the Duchess put into the cake such as various herbs.
The last area was called Storm the Castle.
The younger kids were divided into teams and played a game to see who could get the most balls over and onto the other side of the castle wall.
The players were divided into 2 teams and the rules of the game were explained. It was similar to dodgeball but with some medieval twists on it.
Each team had a King who held the Globus Cruciger and thus he could throw with only one hand. He was also invincible so this was not a disadvantage.
For those that follow the adventures of my little princess, yes, George attended with her!
Or maybe at your mom.
You could also make a min bow and arrow.
You could do archery.
There were great places for photo ops!
Had to show these beautiful girls and the dresses that they MADE. All the steps from selecting the pattern and fabric to sewing it all. So proud of them both and aren't they beautiful?!
My heart is always so full after this day. Very thankful for so many things.
I hope you enjoyed seeing a bit of our day!