Thursday, July 24, 2008

Second Annual Pioneer Days

The girls enjoyed our Pioneer Days last summer so much that we decided to do them again this year. This time we did it on Pioneer Day, July 24th, and invited a couple of friends over to do it with us. The boys weren't gone on the trek this year and didn't really want to participate, so we limited it to 2 days and only 1 night. We did many of the same things we did last year, but also did some things new, like making corn husk dolls and playing traditional yard games. I did make sure that we spent some time reading some family histories of our pioneer ancestors to them. By candlelight, of course! It was very tiring and I'm thinking every other year might be easier and maintain the specialness of the whole thing.

Relief from the serious photos...

Making butter...

The bathroom facilities...

One of the best things was the food. The pie and bread were tasty, but none of us were to impressed with fried green tomatoes. And, yes, those are Little House on The Prairie Books for reference!

Corn husk dolls. I used to make these when I was a kid. Its funny how you don't forget how to do things sometimes, even when it is decades later before your try again.

An old fashioned sing around the piano.


  1. looks like everyone had a good time.

  2. I really want to try this with my family but no one shows any excitment about it. Looks like so much fun.

  3. Nettie, this is such a cool idea! Now tell me, do you REALLY make the kids use the "bathroom facilities"? ;)

  4. Wow... how fun!
    Sounds like it was awesome.