Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Gratituesday

Today I have many things to be grateful for! But I'd have to say for today I'm thankful for the wonderful weekend we had. For the most part it was just my Husband and I. Hannah and Andrew went to their Dad's house and Katrina went with her Grandparents camping to help care for my Sister. When Hannah and Andrew came back we then went to a Living History Museum near us for Monday. We had such a great time. Below are a few pictures from our day.

They were in "school" here. They were writing down their lessons for the day. This building is one of their favorites. The "teacher" interpreter asked them why, because it reminds us of our school with all of us together in one room.

Aren't they so cute!! Andrew had to try out every slate that was in there.

This was the blacksmith. He demonstrated how they made nails for use in the 1800's. This was Andrew's favorite.....fire and hammers! Andrew could of stayed there all day. The interpreter was very good with Andrew. He answered all his questions very well.

They had a room in the art gallery made up to look like a log cabin. They climbed into the wagon for their journey. There were Lincoln logs and blocks, books, and crafts for them to complete. They enjoyed this also. Me too, I was able to sit there!

Here they are looking at a map of the village. They have a small scale map with actual buildings. I am so grateful that we are able to share this with the kids. It gives them a glimpse of how people lived back in the 1800's. Andrew said after today that he wishes we still lived in that era. Things were so much slower he said. That is so true.

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4 comments:

Shalee said...

Oh a double blessing! Time alone with your man and time with the family. How wonderful that you're leaving those memories with your kids.

Teresa said...

How rare is it for a kid to want to slow down!?! I love it!

Michele W. said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time. You have a lovely family. God bless you dear.

Laura said...

That museum looks like SO much fun! Sounds like such a great weekend!