The morning started with baking the cinnamon rolls to take to Izzy’s school. What a great pre-school! Elijah also attends. Israel’s friend, Una, had her birthday today, too. There are 30 students from 3-6 years old. I was amazed at the way the teachers “controlled” the crowd. There was only one teacher at the beginning but later joined by a second teacher. A music teacher comes in for a session with the 6 year olds. And, one of the favorites is the chef! They have breakfast and lunch at school, served on thick wooden plates. Drink is served after the food. When the candle is blown out, they are excused from the table! They sing a song and hold hands and go in a line to wash up to eat. The teachers never raise their voices. They just start quietly singing about the activity. A little bell was rung and a quiet song began and all the children started cleaning up toys and folding blankets. Amazing to watch. Pippa, a British 3 year old, would NOT speak into my video camera (boohoo) but I got some great shots of her! Israel got to help me cook dinner tonight. She made meatballs for the spaghetti and cut out cookies for dessert. I didn’t discover that we had no butter or flour left (after making cinnamon rolls) for the cookie dough until I was ready to make the dough. But have no fear!
There is a market just down …down….down the stoney road, hill from the house. It was fine, I needed my exercise for the day! I’m telling you it is a rump workout to haul it up! (Anyone still reading to this point? If so, I hope you aren’t offended by that last comment!)