Natali was so excited to find out that her birthday was the same day the the Fourth Grade Wagons Ho event. What is Wagons Ho? Well the Fourth graders get to spend all day outside learning about and trying things the pioneers would have done - washing clothes by hand, getting a stick and rope to make smoke, using a hand saw, stamping leather, making butter, branding cardboard, lassoing an iron cow - you get the idea. I went to help for part of the day and it was such fun. The kids really enjoyed all the hands on stuff. Another mom took a bunch of pictures so hopefully you can see them soon. That was a great start to her day.
Then she came home and was raving about the butter they had made. We had some cream in the fridge so she decided to show the other kids how to make butter. The jar passed from child to child but eventually they had a little ball of butter. They just dipped crackers in it for a snack - yuck. But they were thrilled with themselves.