Saturday, June 14, 2008
Little House on the Prairie Festival
We went to the Little House on the Prairie Annual Festival this morning which is held about 13 miles southwest of Independence, Kansas. The girls are very into Little House on the Prarie and we attended the festival last year so they couldn't wait to go again this year. Of course, they had to wear their prairie dresses and bonnets - with a modern touch complete with earings, watches and non-prairie shirts. I'm not sure that Laura Ingalls would have approved of their attire, but they had a great time. They made a beaded bracelet, colored paper dolls that were based on the Little House on the Prairie characters, had their face painted, took a tractor ride, did sack races and ate yummy hot dogs. We also saw the local grocery store, the post office, the replica of their log cabin and they even got to participate in a Spelling Bee in "school". We ran into some friends, too, which was a nice surprise. We look forward to going again next year!