To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
~William Henry Channing

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Prairie Day!

Remember my angry little Egyptian girl? Well, it seems that as time marched on and humanity made strides in things like eating utensils and other creature comforts the children became much happier.

Personally, I think it's because they got to wear twirly skirts and boots all the time.
Today the second grade will wrap up their reading of pioneer times by enjoying prairie day. They'll start the morning by eating delicious pancakes with maple syrup and bacon and then the fun will really begin. Quilting, butter making, gardening, wood chopping and whittling...there will be a ton of activity happening all day. The grand finale will be a big square dance that includes a father/daughter and mother/son waltz. Abby has been looking forward to that probably about as much as anything. Actually, she's so excited about the day that she had a hard time falling asleep last night but she was all bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning!

7 comments:

Rob H said...

Prairie Abby looks a whole lot happier than Egyptian Abby!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful little girl she is! I so wish I could have been there. She looks so sweet - what a blessing she is to all of us.

Paula O said...

I'm really not anonymous - just sent it too soon. Love, Grandma O

Marty said...

Hey Grammie I'm glad you stopped by...my phone is not working properly so no phone number for you :-( Hope you're feeling better this week!!

Lori Warman said...

This does look like more fun and right up my ally. Where did she get the skirt?

iarepilotswife said...

Beautiful! Totally Little House on the Prairie. But not Nellie.

Marty said...

Oh, no not Nellie! She is totally rocking Mary though...you know because of the glasses :-) Not sure that she knows Mary goes blind in later seasons?