Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sophie's Turn

Sophie has been attending the village nursery near Jack's school three mornings a week since the beginning of June. She loves it! When I went to check it out to enroll her for September, I was so impressed with everything: the variety of activities, attention of teachers, attitude of children. Everything! They had room for her to start right away, and I just couldn't pass up the opportunity. The outside section of the nursery is as inviting as the inside, and summertime in England only comes round once a year.

So anyway, one day Sophie came home with a small pot of dirt. "I planted a bean," she said.

She watered it and put it in a sunny spot outside. And waited. And watered. And waited and watered faithfully until...

It grew into a beanstalk! Which she took back to nursery to be entered into the local horticultural show.

As you might expect, the nursery's end-of-term concert was Jack and the Beanstalk. Here's Sophie and a few of her fellow villagers looking on as Jack takes the family cow to market.

Afterwards, the children and their adoring fans -- mums, dads and grandparents -- enjoyed tea and cake in the village hall.

Fee fi fo fum...


Anonymous said...

Awesome - thanks for sharing! Oink in NC

Anonymous said...

I can't believe it but our next door neighbor's youngest daughter is in the group photo with Sophie. They must have been at the same school before the fall term began (she's in reception this year). Small world! Michelle