We have joined the Pioneer Settlement with our dear friends the Summits at American West Heritage Center. They are hosting their baby animal days this week. We volunteered to help with that and then for the summer once a week. We started the morning checking weather reports. It was raining and I wasn't sure if it would be cancelled or not. You just never know. Needless to say, the event proceeded inspite of the downpour and mud...did I say MUD? Yes, I said mud. Lots of mud. Very squishy and slippery. We don't have our pioneer clothes just yet so Victoria was the only one dressed appropriately. It was only a matter of minutes when one of the other women there pulled an entire wardrobe out for Daphne, Kaleb and I to put over our jeans. I was so happy to wear the mixmatched clothes because I was so much warmer with a double petticoat, skirt and top along with a bonnet to keep the rain off. Victoria looked like a genuine prairie girl playing with her friend at the settlement. We helped little kids make rag dolls. It was fun. We learned how to play a stick and ring game, one that rolls on the ground and one that you toss in the air. We had a very fun time and are looking forward to the summer. The baby animals were adorable too. After rain all day, the sun came out and left clear blue sky with a beautiful view of the Wellsvilles.
It was a great day.