The day our house flooded back in July, Hallie had a Pioneer Celebration. Of course in all the commotion we didn’t get the pictures posted. But I just came across them and had to use them.
She was so excited for her primary day activity, and it wasn’t until two days before did I learn from another mother that they were supposed to dress-up. (We had been in Idaho for several weeks) I made a quick decision that she would not be dressing up because we were out of time. And then in her sweet innocence when told she could wear a regular dress she replied, “but we’re supposed to dress-up, and this dress doesn’t look like a pioneer.” Busted.
So, off to Joanns for ugly fabric for an apron, which she could wear over clothes she already owned. The next morning, within an hour and a half, we had ourselves an apron, and one happy little girl.
They played pioneer games, pulled taffy (which ends up being quite a messy activity with a bunch of young kids) and made butter which they ate over warm rolls. Hallie doesn’t quite grasp the concept of the pioneer yet, but she thinks living like that would be so cool. And she regularly wears the apron for dress-up.