Thursday, February 25, 2010

Our little pioneer

Sophie can't get enough of the "Little House" books, Laura Ingalls, or the television series that airs every evening at 6pm.  This summer she got hooked when I was looking through Caroline's book shelves for some summer reading Sophie would enjoy.  Well, she devoured the first two books in the series, then Santa surprised her with more books for Christmas and she can't put them down!  I don't think a day goes by that she wistfully mentions her wish to be a pioneer at least once.

Well, today she got her wish.  For one day, she got to be Laura Ingalls and could hardly sleep last night she was so giddy with excitement to put on her cute calico dress and bonnet, along with pantaloons and lace-up boots (thanks to friend Jodelle whose family volunteered a few summers ago at "This is the Place").  Here are some pics from the 3rd grade "wax museum" today . . .

Before school

Still as a statue :-)

Just one glance for a picture - cute!

4 comments:

Kelly said...

Oh Julie, she is so precious. What a fantastic costume, too, she looks more like Laura Ingalls than Laura Ingalls.

Melissa said...

I love this idea for a class project! What a cutie.

{ bRee } said...

What a fun school project! I love the pantaloons, how fun!

Kristi said...

She is just darling - and that outfit, wow! She looks super authentic.