Friday, February 26, 2016

Medieval Times!

Rivendell went to Medieval Times for the matinee showing today.  We did this as well the last time we were doing year 2 of Tapestry of Grace, and it was exactly 4 years ago to the day, as my Timehop reminded me.  That time we went to an evening show.  Bob took the 4 boys plus Anna and Grace, and I stayed home with Faith and Micah, so I had never been before.  We had such a fun time!  Kudos again to Emily R., our outstanding field trip coordinater!
   Anna and Faith wore their medieval dresses, which were Christmas presents from Grandma and Grandpa G.  Grace thought she would be "too scratchy" to wear hers for such a long time, but Anna and Faith looked so cute!
 When they announced our group, they also wished "Lord Luke" a happy birthday, which was entirely Christine's idea!  We took up a whole section, but the 6 younger kids and I sat in the bottom row, right next to the arena, along with Craig, Christine, and Elena.  We had such a great view!  Verity was a "lap baby".  At first she was absolutely terrified and hardly moved a muscle, with all the noise, fog, lights, horses, etc.  But then she relaxed and pointed eagerly at the king, the princess, and all the horses.  She was especially thrilled with the falcon flying around.  That made me miss the falcon shows at the USAFA home football games.  A falcon can really put on a display in an open stadium!  But this was a good second best, lol.
 Anna was excited to be given a flower by "our" knight, the blue knight.  She was wearing the right colors!  But then he picked Faith to give his favor, this blue sash thing, before the jousting.  When he put his joust in front of her with the sash on the tip, she leaned as far away as she could and definitely was not excited about taking it.  Christine was sitting next to her, and she was encouraging her to take it when Faith said, "But I don't want to marry him!"   After we got that cleared up, Faith did take the favor and wore it the rest of the day, lol.  I wish I had gotten a picture of that!

I was worried that maybe there wouldn't be enough food, since Verity didn't have a plate of her own.  I needn't have worried!  Between my plate, as well as Micah's and Drew's plates, we had plenty of food for the 4 of us!  Micah and Drew were absolutely transfixed by the whole show. They are the perfect age for choreographed stage combat!  I can foresee there being a ton of sword-fighting (non-choreographed) here at the house, with many hurt feelings and bumps and bruises for the next little while.  Micah wanted to wear his crown to bed.   As soon as the food was done, Verity was pretty much done as well, so the last part of the show I spent wrestling her (non-choreographed).  I felt very validated that I stayed home with Faith and Micah 4 years ago, lol.
 We actually had a huge group--41 of us--so this is just a small subset!  I was too busy trying to keep track of Micah, Drew, and Verity that I didn't end up taking very many pictures.
This was Verity as soon as we pulled out of the parking lot.  That was a lot of stimulation for a little pumpkin!  We all had a great time, though.  Just think--in 4 more years, when this rolls around again, Verity will be 5!  No more wrestling a lap baby!  I can't wait!

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