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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Stepping Back in Time...

We stepped back in time the other day...

into the days when life was simpler....

We took a field trip to a one room school house!

Here is our group... We had such fun! The teacher is in the back on the right- with glasses..

The children got to ring the school bell...

participate in a Spelling Bee...

and read from McGuffey readers...

Here is a picture of the old school...

Yep, there were even two of these- one for the boys and one for the girls.

Here is the old pump- and it still works!

Mandy quietly reads her assignment at her desk.

Katie writes her assignment on her slate.

Here is the teacher's desk.

A shot of the old stove. (See the Dunce cap on the right?)

Old fashioned hoops for recess...


The girls sat on the left side and the boys sat on the right side of the room.


My girls had a great time seeing what it was like to be "Laura Ingalls" for the day.:)

Do you think it would be fun to step back in time? I spoke with Elise the other day and she told me she would be game.:) How about you?

30 comments:

Kim's Treasures said...

That looked like a great day!!! Love the pics!

Polka Dot Moon said...

What fabulous experiences for the girls! I just love the things you do!

aforestfrolic said...

That looks like a lot of fun! We'd be game too. Love the dunce cap for sure, tee hee.

Jamie :)

April said...

What a fun field trip! I can remember my mom telling me about going to school in a one room school house and how it seems so unbelievable to me. All of your pictures are AWESOME!

Jerelene said...

Hi Lori!
We've taken a field trip to an old school just like that one. We didn't get to dress up like that though....What fun :)I love the bonnets!!!
I love your new headline picture too!!
Did you get my e-mail with your pen-pals adddress?
Happy Wednesday....
Love, Jerelene

Tristan said...

omg..how fun!!!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

How funny-My third grade son just did the same thing!
He looked so cute dressed up like the olden days...
Your daughter looks so cute! What a fun day...

Sherri said...

Lori, what a great day y'all had! My girls always wanted to play Little House on the Prarie when they were little. They would have given anything to go back in time! Thanks for sharing!

Jill said...

OH! how much fun!!! What a treat~ I would love to step back in time too!!! The girls looked ADORABLE!! :)
Blessings!
Jill

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Lori
Your field trips looks to have been a great experience. They all look to be enjoying their day. I love the old white school house and the bonnets. Yes, I think I would like to step back in time with you and Elise. It looks like a fun experience. I would prefer to go back in time rather than forward in time. Would you?
Lindsay
x

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

So cool, our children go to "Pioneer School" in the third grade for a whole day, they dress the part, take their lunch in a metal pail, which includes fruit, muffins, beef jerky, etc... They have a great time!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I'm in too! What wonderful photos you got of the event.

BTW: Amanda's hair looks beautiful in the back on the header photo. That is a darling picture of the girls.

Love,
Me~♥

Yarni Gras! said...

I think that would be AWESOME! What a neat concept. I really love it. Did you amke the outfits or are they part of the field trip??

We lived in OK for 2 years, in 3rd grade they did an outside school day/class to remember the land rush. All 3rd graders in the state participated. We were so disappointed b/c the year we moved there they ditched the idea because it wasn't pc. :-(

Angie said...

Oh, I would have of enjoyed that immensely! I just loved watching Little House as a girl and would dream about wearing bonnets and carrying my books tied with a belt...lol. What a fabulous experience for the girls!

Hugs ~ Angie

p.s. ok..maybe not the outhouse so much..but the rest of it looks great! :-)

Fran. said...

Oh, Lori How awesome!! We have a place here in our area called CrossRoads Village where they moved some old prominent peoples houses and businesses from long ago. Our children go there too for a day and dress like that! You know I love these kind of things!!! Your girls are just to cute!! XO Fran.

mysteryhistorymom said...

Val- The girls dressed in dresses that they wore one year for Halloween. I love it when you can use things again.:) We were encouraged to dress authentically and I really believe it added to the day. We packed our lunch in a basket and everything was wrapped in napkins. No plastic bags, tinfoil, etc. I got desperate with the drinks, though- lol! Some people brought their drinks in glass jars! Lori

Nancy said...

How much fun... I was looking at Little HOuse on the Prairie DVD's for my girls for Christmas. Pa makes me cry at any time. What a great time you all had!

Deborah Ann said...

Hi, stopping in from another blog. This is so fun, visiting here. I love all the pictures, and the down-to-earth feel.

Blessings!
Debby

Firefly Hill said...

That looks like so much fun! What a great experience for the girls...my Hannah did something like that a few years ago.

annie

Kimberly said...

Oh-I wish I would have gotten to go. Mandy looked just like Mary. What a great opportunity.

Polka Dot Moon said...

I wish we could all go to the movie together too!!

I made myself some new moon jewelry ;)
Denise

Ruth said...

What a wonderful opportunity. I love everything from those simpler days. Love all the pictures. Your girls look like they truly enjoyed it.

Ruth

Katherine Ann said...

I would love it...but I think a days is about all I could handle! Thanks for the great post...I love the pictures!!

Amy said...

What fun. I have a friend that taught in a one room school house in Montana--in the not so distant past!!
I have the same McGuffey readers!

Jenn@Spejory said...

What a great field trip! I LOVE that the kids are in period dress. What an experience! I would be game for that--I always had a fascination with the Laura Ingalls Wilder books.

fairychildheirlooms said...

that looks so much fun! I was obsessed with little house on the prairie when I was a girl so I would love to go do this for a day!

hugs,
Missy

Susan said...

Gotta say, that looks like a a great field trip. I would love to take my girls on an adventure like that to show them what it was like back then. Glad the girls had a great time. The pics you took are great.

A said...

What a cool experience! The school house was just as I'd imagined it to be. The students are all so sweet!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

What a riot!!! The COOLEST experience ever! The kids will never forget this.
I home schooled my oldest two for a few years during the Elementary years and we used those McGuffey readers. They were wonderful.
I'm so glad you took lots of photos to share with us. : )
M.L.

Lori said...

HOW FUN!!!! I would love to go back in time and pretend that I was in Walnut Grove . . . . life was so simple and pure back then.