We’re so lucky to have found such a magical preschool. It really is an extraordinary environment. Playing in this 300 year old graveyard and having a picnic lunch amidst the historic graveyard within this picturesque churchyard is welcomed by all. And a daily occurrence! I highly doubt there is a happier grave yard anywhere.
Today marked the beginning of our Halloween celebrations. Round 1 was an exciting day – a little Halloween parade & party at preschool for the kids. Captain Hook and Peter Pan were thrilled with their costumes this year and beyond excited to do a theme together.
We followed up on the festivities by hanging out in the church yard – otherwise known as the graveyard! The kids love to frolic in the fall leaves and today did not disappoint. The weather was gorgeous!
This graveyard is no stranger to the sounds of children’s laughter or their playful antics. And as expected with preschoolers who love to climb, kids are known to climb on the tombstones if they aren’t already doing a tightrope walk along the stone fence or climbing the Magnolia tree in the church yard.
We all feel especially connected to this hillside church. And have ever since our first visit. I’m not sure if it is the general vibe of this preschool with it’s focus on play, creativity and learning by doing or if it’s our own family history calling out to us.
Here are the kids hanging with their supposed ancestors. Ironically, this summer while filling out my application and final paperwork to join the Daughters of the American Revolution, I stumbled across records of our own relatives being some of the original members of this church back in 1711. Crazy! Especially since the heritage of my patriot was all from New England and Plymouth….but one of his children married someone from Philadelphia who had ancestry dating back to the earliest members of this very hillside church back in the early 1700’s.
Enjoying the party!