Thursday, June 28, 2007
Last Sunday we were able to enjoy a wonderful afternoon down at the kindergarten, for the annual Summerfest. The kids perform a show, there is a lot of food and plenty of beverages. They set up tables and benches and tents, and people spend the entire afternoon there. It is a fundraiser for the school, it has paid for extra playground equipment, a large tent for shade in the summer, etc. They put an invitation in the local paper, the whole town is invited. It is usually pretty crowded, and not everyone there is a parent. Last year it was really hot, but this year it was perfect. Very warm and sunny, but a cool breeze every now and then.
I started the day by helping to decorate the garden, it was a fun task. They post sign-up sheets for help with everything, from washing the beer mugs and coffee cups (no disposable items here!)to serving, selling ice cream, the list goes on. If you remember, last year I signed up to sell cake and coffee and it was a disaster. This year I wanted to do something that didn't require any talking, so Jacob helped me translate the sign-up sheet and decorating seemed reasonable. It was very easy, and no major language issues. I also brought some cupcakes that I made for the sale, they were all bought so that was a good sign.
After the decorating I went home for a short time, then we all walked back down to the school. We didn't have long to wait, and then the show began. The theme this year was about vacationing in the sun, it was very cute. There were surfers, a safari, and (our favorite) some turkish entertainment. Jacob was a turkish musician, while the girls were belly dancers in the center of the stage. This picture is when the kids were making their entrance.
After the show we ate some bratwurst, pork steaks, cake and ice cream. Drank some spezi and considered the beer. (Just doing our part for the fundraiser!) Jacob did some of the kid's activities, he especially liked the giant bubble table. After a little more to drink we headed on home. Jacob almost didn't make the walk up the hill, he was pretty tired. He certainly slept well that night, and woke up the next day humming the song from the fest.
Depending on your internet speed, you may be able to see a short clip from his group if you click below. I put it at a low quality, so the faces aren't really clear.(privacy reasons!) But you can hear the music and get the feel for it!