On Sunday, we were very fortunate that another mom in our area who homeschools using a Waldorf curriculum invited a few friends, who also invited a few friends; and a small circle of mamas and children gathered for a few hours to become acquainted and make a few candles to light our way into spring.
Of course, once we arrived at the house of the hosting family, my kids discovered her backyard, complete with creek, climbing trees, a swinging rope and a zipline. I'm pretty sure they would have been happy to skip the candle-making to spend all their time in the backyard. :)
Eventually, we pried the kids off the zipline and the candle-dipping commenced.
We so enjoyed this lovely experience of walking around the table dipping our candles, one after another while singing:
Quiet, quiet do not make a sound.Holding now the string so tight,we all make some winter light.Quiet, quiet, do not make a sound.Dipping, dipping candles smooth and round.(you can listen here)
What an adorable sight...so many candles dipped by hands, large and small, together as a community.
After some cute little snacks (this bee snack was made by another mom using the Vegan Lunchbox cookbook),
they headed back out to the zipline.
I hope this becomes the beginning of a wonderful new trend for us!