Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Wonderful Fall Family Day

This past Saturday we skipped violin and headed to Greenfield Village in Dearborn (a living museum with homes from different places and historical time frames). We had such fun. We have been to Greenfield Village a couple times in the last few years. I have always loved Greenfield Village (American History was one of my favorite subjects in school) and since we have been studying colonial america for school, we thought it would be fun to return this year. We decided to hope on a cool fall day, and that is just what we had. It was beautiful. In this picture, we were at one of the last homes on the tour - a home from about 12 years before Felicity's time, so it tied in to our study perfectly! The gentleman from this home was showing the girls a bench that father's used to teach their children how to carve wood. The father would sit on the left hand side and the son would sit on the right hand side and watch and learn. He asked the girls if they knew what the definition of an "apprentice" was. I was so giddy to hear Sissy tell him the answer right away, after all, in the Felicity stories her friend Ben is the apprentice to her father, so we have talked about what an apprentice was several times. She got a high-5 from the gentleman and was very proud of herself.

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