Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Rancho Days

Lukas is studying California History this year with the homeschool co-op.  Every year at Thanksgiving time, there's a feast that relates to the period of history being studied, so this year's theme is Rancho Days... imagining what it was like to live in California before it was part of the United States. 

The kids all dressed up, and since Lukas was dressing up, Konrad wanted "to be like Lukas."  By the way, that is a common refrain heard in our house, "I want to be like Daddy" or "I want to be like Lukas," referring to the way they are dressed.  Thankfully, it was easy to oblige him: jeans, white shirt and a cowboy hat.  Lukas got an extra sash around his waist, but Konrad didn't seem to notice.

Here they are before we left for school (serious pose as might have been taken in rancho times):

And here's a normal, smiley pose:

Lukas lining up with his classmates:

I stayed a very short time to help set up, but with a nursing baby, I was excused from more involvement.  The kids did many crafts and activities that day, and then sat down to a home-made feast of tamales, beans, rice and guacamole.  Lukas had a blast, and I know the other kids did too.

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