Seems like a strange name for a craft blog, right? Well, I have always felt a little bit shy, or afraid to share my creativenss. When making something fabulous and someone compliments me, I usually play it off like it is no big deal. I have been a 'closet crafter' for too long! No more apologies! No more excuses! I love to craft and I am not ashamed!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Pioneers Day 4 & 5

This week has been so crazy, chaotic, and full of pioneers!
I am the Primary Secretary at our Church, and so I have been busy getting things ready for our Friday night activity, and Saturday morning Parade!  I was able to get all of our aprons and bonnets finished (Friday at about midnight!) and we had a great time!


Our Primary Activity was amazing!  The kids went on a 'trek' leaving Nauvoo (in the gym) and walking around our church grounds (in the 100+ heat) for about a half hour, stopping for Pioneer stories and activities.  None of the kids complained!  It was amazing!
Then we went inside for some Pioneer Fun!  We made homemade butter (in baby food jars), went berry picking (little baggies of gummy berries hanging in trees), hammered nails and sawed wood, and then had root beer floats!
It was such a fun activity and I could tell the kids loved it!

THEN...
Saturday morning we participated in our Tri-Stake Pioneer Parade!
Here is our little float!  The title is "They Came By..."
The Pioneers came by boat, wagon, train, and by foot.
I made the train (with the help of the Sr. Primary kids!).  I think it turned out pretty cute!  It is all cardboard, so it was a little tricky to keep it all together! :)
The Primary kids all sat on the trailer and threw candy to the onlookers.  It was sooo hot!  We kept the kids full of otter pops and water!
(This is a horrible picture of my sweaty self!  But I was drenched with sweat!  I almost forgot to get a picture of all of us together in our 'costumes'!)

After the parade, there was a bunch of booths set up at the park and in the Church building.  My hubby and I took the girls inside to cool off (after grabbing a snow cone!)  The got to play some more games and make a candle!


We ended our Pioneer weekend today at church.  We had a combined Primary and had stories and treats.

I am exhausted!  Physically, and mentally! 
 But I am so honored to have the opportunity to teach these little ones about the church's heritage and the sacrifices that were made for us!  I asked my girls if the had a fun weekend, and they both respond with an enthusiastic 'Yes'!   Even through the hot weather, the things we had them do to experience some of the trials, they got something out of it!  That makes it all worth it!

Happy Pioneer Day!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness... The girls are the cuties in their little bonnets!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Leticia

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