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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Garage Sales and Carnivals

Garage Sales and Carnivals

This weekend was quite busy for us. Saturday morning my husband stopped by a local Catholic school's garage sale and bought a stack of books and this two-sided easel for $5:

New Easel.

We bought one a couple of years ago from a yard sale for about $2 but it was bulky and awkward. This one is much better because they don't have to fight for space.

Olive Grove School had their carnival today. Apparently, this was the second summer that they have hosted it and I thought it was nice. Very low-key and easy. The children were well-behaved (all of the children, not just ours) and there was no fighting or unruly pushing and shoving which unfortunately tends to happen during Eid.

Two weeks ago, we attended a picnic hosted by Troid at High Park and it was nice as well. It was sort of cloudy that day so I didn't get a chance to take photographs.

Olive Grove School Carnival I

The children had lots of fun on the many bouncy castles and slides.
Olive Grove School Carnival III

They were very brave and athletic as they climbed and slid down the shark and Spider Man!

Three

Ready, Steady, Go!

There was also a clown who made balloon shapes for the children.

Clowning Around

I really appreciated the fact that he wasn't one of those hyper and obnoxious clowns because they tend to scare children. He simply made the balloons and went on his merry way.

It rained a bit at first but then it got sunny and warm. There was an auction but the kids were too tired so I didn't check it out. We got home just in time because the sky grew dark and the clouds poured buckets of rain. It was so dark, I had to check the clock to see if it was time to pray Maghrib.

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