While I admit it's not as high-falutin' as - say - Plymouth Plantation or Colonial Williamsburg, it is really a well done history resource, right in our own backyard. I especially like the way they emphasize the sacrifices made by the founders of our country - and then turn around and ask the children who are hearing the program to do the same. Very inspiring.
Today was President's Day, and American Village was celebrating. We celebrated, too, and I decided to channel my inner "I-used-to-be-a-fun-mom" and pack up the three younger girls for a field trip.
Aren't they cute? Of course, there was a discount for arriving in costume. . . and I'm only NOW realizing I never got a picture of them standing up, all together. Sigh.
At any rate, "someone-who-shall-remain-nameless" was feeling a little awkward in said costume, and also a little sad that both the friends we invited couldn't come. So imagine our surprise when THESE wonderful people came walking through the door of Washington Hall!
I have also learned that, while I'm channeling my inner "I-used-to-be-a-fun-mom", I am NOT doing so good at channeling my inner "I-used-to-scrapbook-and-take-a-bazillion-pictures" mom. So with that in mind, here are a few shots from the day. . . wish I had more.
|Hannah hoop-rolling on the green|
|Another Colonial Game - trap ball, I think. Pretty fun!|
|Tired toddler on Daddy's lap. In the Oval Office, no less!|