I won’t lie. Taking the whole crew out to a fair is not for the fainthearted. Retro daddy triple checked that I really wanted to do it – even as we were backing out of the driveway this morning.
For a few years I’ve driven past the signs and seen the traffic and crowds of people going to the Kamaroi Fair. This year I knew we had to go. We got there just after opening time and it was already busy and parking was a few streets away. But we managed to get everyone down the very busy road by walking in the ditch like a row of ducks. Of course we got to the main entrance and discovered there was a drop off zone (and used it for getting all the kids in the car safely home).
It was probably a little bit too ambitious for us to start with the craft hall but I managed to pick up something small for elodie from my doll making teacher. Elodie kept trying to put it back on the table so we left with a big bunch of tears and hit the craft area for kids.
This was girl heaven.
Pom pom making for my girls while my boys hit the organic sausage sizzle.
the mums on the craft tables were just so helpful and interested in all of the little ones who were at the tables. And it was so fun watching them making the pom poms. I love this photo….the joy of craft and making something is alive and well.
oh and the pom pom flowers were scented with lavender oil. so sweet.
Next up was face painting.
some cake, a play, the book store and some sushi, I tried to see more of the craft hall but only managed one big table then it was home time. I was really itching to try the food – vegetarian nachos, lovely salads and some delicious food but elodie had pretty much reached her limit.
Those of you with lots of little ones know that it’s always worth it when you take everyone out together and you can look back on it. But man oh man it’s a whole lot of work to keep 5 little people together, happy and fed when you’re out and about. But we did it. We survived and we’ll do it again. Creating memories right here.
If you get the chance to visit a steiner school fair it is a real delight for the kids. Ours had the ‘best day ever’ and we look forward to visiting Glenaeon’s towards the end of the year.
And you don’t need kids to visit! You can probably enjoy a longer walk around the craft hall, books and enjoy a coffee and some lunch on your own.