This will be a simple photo-captioned blog. We have made some fantastic memories here over the past four years, and I might even consider participating in something like this in the future....maybe. Just one more day to love on my family, bond and really enjoy one another!!
Without further ado~
|Tali likes to spend her given monies on pretties ~ like this wooden fan.|
|Micah, imitating the marching soldiers.|
|Elijah picked up a revolver with his money ~ BANG!!|
|Selah got a simple whistle.|
|My lil' Cherokee Indian (um, Native American)|
|lots of items for the kids to see & learn about|
|The kids look forward to this puppet show each year.|
|Look at 'em, sittin' so attentively.|
|~Some period music~|
|They had a fantastic "stamp" program this year ~ the kids had to find a certain "symbol", have a conversation with a |
reenactor, get a stamp & once they found all the stamps, they received a pin. They loved it!!
|More music & period costumes.|
|Learning about past professions.|
|Loved this gentleman ~ he actually taught my kids something before giving them their stamp!|
|Families, including children, participate together!|
|There were crafts available for the kids to complete ~ such as making candles.|
|The Battle ~ Isaac's favorite part!|
|Marching to battle|
|Well, yes, it's quite loud.|
|Especially these canons!|
|The middle kids spent much of the time in Daddy's protective arms.|
|Until finally the white flag was raised....|
What a great time ~ I highly recommend you make the time to attend this festival if you are local! If not, find out what your area has to offer. It's educational, fun & builds some great memories with your kiddos. We're building ties to our children's hearts & we're beginning to build relationships with some of the "regular" reenactors ~ fun!
(next up, the Croswell Family Fun Fest ~ a sweet, local event for the family!)
Hope everyone is enjoying summer in your area!!