I went back and forth on whether or not to take Bo and Mae and decided to send them to pre-school, like usual and let them take a lunch and nap/rest there. I am SO glad I wasn't chasing Mae all over that place! Phew! Bo actually had his class Easter party this morning, so he was okay with the plan.
Arabelle was really excited about the trip. On the way, she asked me what the dress I wore on my 5th grade field trip looked like and said she hoped she got the same one I wore. ha!
It was a special Homeschool day, so our group of 30 or so students plus probably 10 other homeschool families from the area had the place to ourselves, which was really nice.
We got there at 9, checked in, paid, and got the kids into their costumes for the time period (late 1800s). She LOVED this long skirt and pretty much pranced around all day.....so fun to watch!
I guess this is her new pose....she does it for all the pictures! First we toured the printing press, which was really interesting and probably my favorite part of the day.
Printing press in action:
Next we went to one of the houses for the cooking lesson, but the lady was really disappointing. She pretty much made some sweet bread pancakes on the cook stove and that was that. The sweet bread was good though!
We went to the grist mill next, which Arabelle really enjoyed too.
We were a few minutes ahead of schedule and went to the Dr. office a few minutes before that session began. Arabelle enjoyed pumping some water!
Really glad I don't have to give birth on THIS table! Haha!
Grinding some herbs:
Making rope at the Feed and Seed store:
They had several games set up, so Arabelle and a friend joined in on the 3 legged race. She loved it and the two little boys they were racing against kept falling down, so they won it easily. ;)
We walked through the museum just before having our picnic lunch. Arabelle was carrying the camera and when she saw the pottery room, she said, "Oh, Leigh Leigh will want to see this!!!" and took a ton of pictures.
Then we got to the quilt room and she said, "Oh, Aunt Kay would LOVE this!" and took a bunch more pictures. :)
We had lunch, then went to the candle making.
And stopped in the school house before heading back to pick up Bo and Mae.
It was so much fun and I was SO glad to have some one on one time with Arabelle!