Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Beauty of of Tuesday

An unexpected blessing of living history and beautiful nature lore and sketching today. We started school this morning with Bible, our art study and a living fictional book called Juan De Pareja. I decided to load up kiddos to go to a historic site in our town.  The plan was to sit on the steps of a historic home and sketch nature while I read aloud from Burgess Bird Book. But...........An older man, a curator for the historic site, gave us an all hands on tour of every home. He told the kids they could touch anything and pick it up. I was astonished!!!!! Kids loved touching and learning Texas Civil War History. 

After our Awesome guided tour with this precious man answering all the "what it this?", we walked towards a hidden garden behind this historical site. I didn't know this spot was here; running streams beautiful wild flowers, turtles, and happy kids sketching with toes in the water. It was an unexpected but delightful day. 

At one point while I was taking pictures, I was overwhelmed by God at the goodness and beauty he had blessed us with today.  I choked back tears as I listened to children giggle and talk about the secret place we had found. So very thankful for this day. Thank you Jesus for the beauty.

In one of the historical homes. This home was post civil war

The original Texas flag had a red stripe on top

A tree from the area before the western expansion and cotton gins used the lumber

A mold for a gun. Ethan was in awe.

A Candy Maker Corbin got to try

Happy kiddos because everything was touchable. All hands on

Kids listening to the curator tell them about pieces of history

This original home pre civil war

 Section of the garden that was a Butterfly Garden

Ethan found his nature sketching spot

Miss Mia Sketching.  Cora was off trying to find her a spot to sketch

Austin and Corbin Taking it in

It was just Beautiful!!!!

We found this scuplted horse in the garden



Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

looks like everyone had a great time! Love exploring!

quilt'n-mama said...

Looks like a wonderful day!
I'm just a little jealous, life is flying past in the last 2 weeks, ready for a day to just sit and enjoy!

Ali said...

Which historic site was this? I would love to take my kids there!

Leggio said...

It is in Montgomery the older town part behind the elementary school.