On Saturday, September 16, 2017, Roaring Mouse celebrated its 20th year. We weren't quite sure how many people would come, if we would have enough cupcakes or too many, if it would be a slow trickle or steady stream.
At one o'clock, things were quiet, and we tapped our toes, just wondering what the day would bring. But soon one family came, then another and another, and for the rest of the afternoon we had non-stop visitors here to share memories, give hugs, and look around at a place many knew when they were little. It was magical, exceeding all expectations. We loved seeing your smiling, familiar faces; watching current and former students alike playing with space mud and working on art projects; seeing kids search for their faces on the wall of placemat pictures; commenting on what had changed and what was the same about the studio; noting carefully that they had helped build the fairy garden in back, or played with this or that toy.
Thank you to all who came and to those who sent kind words. We felt the love and our hearts feel full! And we are ready to share it with you now, through a few photos of this big day in the life of Roaring Mouse!
All photos by Justine Webster, who is available for portrait and family photoshoots in NYC and the Pacific Northwest. justinewebster.com