Last week the girls and I attended a field trip with Libby's school to Westville, Georgia. It is a historic 1850s town and living history museum east of Columbus. This special place is absolutely charming! I had never been or heard of it before we went. but upon arriving there, this Little House on the Prairie-lovin' Mama was in heaven! My mom stayed at home with Charlie, so the girls and I got to have the whole day to explore Westville.
We walked around and learned about the town's doctor's office, courthouse, blacksmith and other homes. We watched a basket weaving demonstration...
We climbed the stairs to one of the many old streets of historic houses to find a dress-up room. Countless dresses and hats to choose from. Don't they look like Mary and Laura Ingalls?
Little cobbler shop...
They got to try stamping leather.
Learning about washboards and lye soap.
A teachable moment about being thankful for our Maytag at home :)
We had to get bonnets to take home!
Some of the kids got to participate in a spelling bee in the old school house. Libby was the Kindergarten representative and successfully spelled her word!
"Cow. C-O-W. Cow."
Learning to sew pin cushions. This was her favorite part.
Little hands hard at work.
The little seamstress and her pin cushion! She came home and has made three more since then.
We took a mule cart ride around the town. Giddy-up!
We also enjoyed lunch at the restaurant and dined at a table in what used to be the living room. The girls thought that was so funny.
Fun with old fashioned toys. Stick and hoop and simple stilts.
Both of the girls have asked when we can go back. I really enjoyed seeing Libby among her classmates and was very proud of our group. So many lessons learned all the while having fun. A great field trip!
I am a wife to my college sweetheart and mother of two little girls and one wild toddler boy! We live in the loveliest village on the plains". I share and journal a bit of our daily goings on as we navigate through life and parenthood. I'll include mostly just the good stuff. It's not as much fun to document my dirty floors, the whining and when we give up and serve PB&Js for dinner. We are definitely not perfect but it's also certainly never boring! I hope that this blog can be a reflection of God's grace and undeserved blessings on our family.