I'm still softly singing all of the great songs that we had the chance to hear in person at the Elizabeth Mitchell show on Saturday. And still vividly remembering the original sketches, paintings and artwork of Eric Carle and Virginia Lee Burton that we got to see firsthand in the art galleries. And absolutely loving our I Am Your Little Bird t-shirts that we bought this past Saturday at the Eric Carle Museum.
It turned out to be a day with just me and my boys. I honestly think that I can count on one hand the times when it has been just me and my boys. It was really simple and sweet.
The day's events were in honor of Eric Carle's 80th birthday and The Very Hungry Caterpillar book's 40th anniversary. We had a chance to enjoy a little bit of this and a little bit of that and loved every minute of our time spent there.
Some highlights included The Very Hungry Caterpillar parade (complete with food models from the book on sticks- Nicolas really wanted to carry the pickle, but never had the chance to!!), a costume corner to dress-up where the boys had a chance to don some fabulous costumes and transform into Robin Hood and a knight, an opportunity to climb a few trees, a chance to have their faces transformed into animals with a little face paint and (have I mentioned this part yet?) a chance to hear Elizabeth Mitchell and her lovely band play and meet with her afterward for a little chat and photo.
The day turned out to be just how I imagined it to be- full of music, art and time spent with my boys. I'm so glad that I brought my camera...