On Saturday, we went to mass and then a concert/meal put on by Valentine's youth group from church. We'd invited a few of the kids' friend s along as well and they ended up staying the night afterwards, so things were pretty lively.
Then on Sunday, I packed up all six kids and took them to a "Fête medievale" that was being held in a village about half an hour from where we live.
I'm a Ren Faire geek from way back and raised my kids on stories of the good times to be had at them. I finally got to take them to one last fall, but it was really small. Tiny even. But the one we went to on Sunday was enormous and heading towards gigantic.
While it was well-sized, charming and nicely-done, the attending public left somewhat to be desired. Specifically, not many of them dressed up for the event.
We, of course, did:
They were stars and loved every minute of it. Everywhere they walked, you could hear children tell their parents: "Oooh! Look at the princesses!"We had a great time, complete with a picnic lunch.
Sadly I had no costume ready for Severin. We couldn't organise boots for him in time. The footwear can make or break a guy's costume, IMO. (I mainly included this pic so you could all see his hair, as described in detail in this post)