The Gateway Ballet Company is putting on Beatrix Potter this spring. The day before the ballet they hosted a picnic for children with the characters. Kristen really wanted to go so we decided to invite my 2 year old niece to spend the day with us. Both Rebecca and Beth came down. The girls had a great time with the characters, coloring pictures, getting their faces painted, bobbing for apples (unsuccessfully, but that is okay because I could never get the apple either) pinning the tail on the city mouse, eating lunch and doing a little "dancing". After lunch most of the kids that were there and the characters got a rousing game of leap frog going. It was so much fun to see the kids playing games from my childhood. Rebecca was a little to small to leap on her own, so one of the characters would pick her up and help her leap from person to person. Sarah was originally scheduled to go with us, but instead chose to babysit and earn some money. In a way this was good, as I think that she would have been a little bored, plus it gave Kristen some special time with Rebecca. Sometimes Kristen feels that she is left out and over shadowed by the older sister and the younger baby cousin's. This time it was just the two girls and a good time was had by both.