Yesterday, Sweet Bear’s school celebrated Carnaval. She wasn’t happy to have the outfit on and smiled only after I begged for one picture.
Sweet Bear was happy to pose for a scary picture of her being a witchy witch.
This is a very sweet Sweet Bear. Her teacher had painted her face and Sweet Bear decorated her funny clown glasses.
“Yessssss. I had a fun filled day, Mama.” Life is good.
Petite Clown woke up ready for Carnaval. She spent all night tossing and turning to make her hair just right for her costume. Scary Bedhead strikes, again.
Carnaval is celebrated all through Alsace with a huge parade in Strasbourg. I don’t know if we will go. It is so crowded that it is hard to walk through the packed city and strollers just add to the fun. I would love to go anyway and just swim in the wave of people soaking in the noise and colors of Carnaval. It is FUN.
We went the first year and were showered with confetti by the crowd and candy from the parade floats. The costumes were the best I had ever seen and it was a blast for kids and adults alike.
A friend at my daughters school told me that there is a smaller more traditional parade and celebration in Schiltigheim called Bouc Bleu. She said it is better than the big one in Strasbourg. I’ll have to look into it. The name is very interesting, Bouc Bleu. I couldn’t find anything in english as to the origin of this event. Sorry.