I’ve written about our magical playgroup before (here and here and here and here), so you understand how much I love this group of kids and their parents. I’ve also written about Novruz before (Here and here and here and here and here), so you understand how much I love this holiday.
This year we had a beautiful, sunny day to have Alma’s (and Harriet’s) friends over for some egg-dying, fire-jumping, egg-cracking fun.
Obviously, we took a lot of photos.
We started with eggs. It was much less frantic than last year. Partly because it was nice enough to dye outside, so I wasn’t as worried about spills. I still felt like I had to keep a careful eye on Harriet. She wanted all the eggs.
We used our backyard eggs this year, and I love how the brown eggs turned out. They are beautiful, right? Muted and moody and earthy.
Next, we went out to start the fire and do some jumping. Jesse and Anthony (and Aster) were our fire-masters and got a good fire going. We need to remember marshmallows next year!
When the fire had died down a little bit, we got to the jumping going. It’s fun to see the kids get into this. I also love how we can get a whole group of people saying Ağırlıgım- uğurluğum bu odda qalsın! It’s so great to share a bit of Azerbaijan and our time in the Peace Corps with our friends. Hello Peace Corps third goal!
Aren’t those some joyous faces on those fire jumpers? Love it.
Next came the egg cracking game. I’m pretty sure Hannah won this year. Is that right? You can see her below studying the strategy so she could swoop in and win it all.
After eating eggs and Azeri baklava, the kids had a great time dancing and playing while the grown-ups enjoyed some adult conversations. I love these people.