Thursday, April 21, 2011

89er Day

tomorrow is the anniversary of the Oklahoma land run of 1889. ari's school celebrates. in a BIG way. the whole day today was "89er Day". everyone dresses the part and the day is filled with stations where the children make lemonade and biscuits, purchase things at the general store, learn about native american culture, make jewelry, hear stories, watch a rope wrangler, and an authentic native american dance troupe. they also put on a program with dancing, singing, and speaking parts. it was quite a day and it ended with an official "land run" complete with stakes, claims, and certificates of ownership.

with help from friends, we pulled together a great drover outfit for Arii worked the native american room and helped the kids make arrowhead necklaces

even judah got into the spirit of things with his fringed cowboy boots and cowboy getupwanted posters littered the hallways. this "outlaw" said it was "the best day of my life!"


4 comments:

Liz said...

You guys look great! Glad you had fun!

Becky said...

Looks like lots of fun- Ari looks adorable in his cowboy hat and Judah in his cowboy outfit with boots! Gotta Love the wanted poster- too cute!!!

Susan said...

That's so FUN! I love the wanted posters!

Tonya said...

Very fun! I love your outfit too!!! :)