QISS International Fair │ Mr. Esser Gets Creamed
On Saturday we attended the QISS International Fair. Since Justin is on the staff at this school now, it was a different kind of attendance for the three of us. We were much more part of the show, and of course, that completely changes the experience. We said goodbye to Justin bright and early that morning, and he went off to work, just like a normal weekday. At about 10am, Eli and I went up to the school to check out the fair. This was out third year at the fair. Last year we did a vlog about it: QISS Bazaar.
[Side note – I know I keep saying it, but I reeeeally do want to start vlogging again. It just takes so much time to compile those videos!] Not in video-form this year, and nowhere near as many pictures as I would usually take, but here is a little look at our morning at the annual QISS International Fair…
Little man had a cute little outfit on, but he had removed his hat before we reached the school. We took a taxi to QISS and then went upstairs to Justin’s office, to get Eli’s stroller, once he got tired of running around.
Sunny and Bright
The fair was held in November last year. By then the weather is pretty cold, so the fair used to be an indoor event. This year, the fair was moved two months earlier on the school calendar. That meant that it could take place outside. Obviously, with weather being unpredictable, the staff were nervous about whether of not it would rain. Thankful, all went well, and the skies were sunny and bright. It was so good to walk around outdoors, and enjoy each of the many stalls. Each stall represented a different country, and on the main stage were musical, artistic and other cultural presentations.
Sneaking in Some Family Time
In the past, we got to enjoy this experience as a family, but Justin had to work this year so Eli and I did most of our walking around by ourselves. Every now and again, we were able to sneak in a few family moments, and get something to eat together.
A Cup of Glühwein
Since the fair is normally in November, we are usually chilly, and the glühwein sold at the fair is just perfect. Clearly, it is a little early for hot mulled wine (we are still sweating up a storm on most days) but, for the sake of traditions, I got a cup of it anyway.
A Pleasant Surprise
You might remember the young boy that I homeschooled for 6 months. Yes, good old Dylan now attends QISS and we ran into him at the International Fair. Eli gave him a hug, but I didn’t want to mortify him in front of his friends – so I didn’t try get a hug from him. hahahaha
Eli and I spent a little bit of time sitting on the steps by the main stage. Munching on his popcorn, Eli really enjoyed watching the live performances. Actually, I think he just enjoyed sitting with the other kids on the stairs.
Mr Esser You’re Up!
While we were standing with Justin, someone came over to ask him if he minded being third in a line-up to get cream pies thrown at his face. The kids buy tickets to cream their teacher, and it is all quite entertaining to watch. Since he is new on the staff, Justin didn’t even think that anyone would want to cream him. WELL… the price of the tickets kept getting lower and lower, and the excitement kept building. By the time Justin stepping up to get creamed, the kids were on fire!
Some pictures of Justin’s getting creamed. Over and over and over again…
The fun only stopped because the cream ran out. I am pretty sure there were still a number of kids who wanted a go! Justin ran after a few of the kids and smeared cream on them. There was lots of screaming and laughter.
What a sport! Go Mr. Esser!
Lots of fun at the QISS International Fair this year. We missed being able to walk around together for the entire duration of the fair, but it was also great to be a part of the whole thing in a different way. Eli fell asleep in the last hour of the fair, so I took his stroller up to Justin’s office. We rested there while everyone cleaned up.
I’m sure that it is safe to say that everyone had a great morning at QISS!