We went to a Moomin party today! We made you a Hobgoblin’s hat for the occasion which turned out to be a huge hit with all the children, as they filled it with objects, said ‘the magic words’ and hoped that the trinkets placed inside would be turned into unexpected treasurers (as they are in the book!)
The surroundings were gorgeous…
(blue, red, white..methinks it is not a coincidence, in this jubilee & olympic year)
And after a fabulous bring-and-share lunch, we had readings from the book, children shared their drawings and poems, and then the rest of the afternoon was spent playing!
Little Leo hung out with his very own sweet pint-sized friend…
Meanwhile picnic blankets were spread on the lawn, and moomin-mamas settled themselves for an afternoon chat while happy children ran around. You dear Joseph played dancing games with the other children, and ‘acted’ in their skits and hid in the bushes with them and generally had a really really great time!
I love watching you really
with other children!
And by the end of the afternoon, much fun was had, we were all grateful the rain had stayed away
See the bee?
Three cheers for the Moomins!