Recently, we took a day trip to a local museum for free - normally, tickets for our family would have been close to $30. We packed a picnic lunch of bread, jarred salmon spread, cheese, salami, apples, cookies, and water; gas in the car was our only expense (although I almost bought a straw broom for the children).
Pretty: Genevieve put a dried weed in her hair and posed in the sunshine.
And the lichens on the old rail fence were pretty.
Happy: I am in a photo with my babies! Thank you, Mr.Thrift. It was a good family day.
Funny: the children dipped some candles. However, the colonial chickie did not explain anything to the kids, not even "dip the string down in the stuff that looks like water but is melted wax," so there was great confusion and timidity. She acted annoyed with them, as if they had been colonial children who were responsible for making candles for the household every fall and why could they not form a line? We didn't finish the candles and I didn't mind because they weren't beeswax.
Real: I was reminded again how many labor-saving devices I have and how little time I actually spend on basic human necessities such as food and shelter. The process for creating fabric to make clothes from was incredibly involved - no wonder people only had 2 sets of clothes and mending was an art.
I got to show the children this trundle bed, something we had read about in the Little House books.
I'm linking up with Leila and Rosie's collection of pretty happy funny real.