This weekend we’re going to Pioneer Day! It’s a local event that’s run as a fundraiser for the charity You Feed Them, which works in different countries, helping people around the world thrive by helping them establish sustainable farming practices, education for children from kindergarten to grade 12, and feeding their soul by sharing the gospel.
Pioneer Day is great fun, with time appropriate games and activities, decor, and food! I must admit, I’ve been having some fun trying to scrounge up some costumes for the kids and I. They may not be true to the time period, but close enough for what I could find!
I found myself a blouse, skirt, and apron for myself at the local thrift store. Clothing was 50% off! Perfect! I will also bring the shawl I knit a couple of years ago (Boneyard Shawl on Ravelry.)
I found a little blue button up shirt and the little hat for Zach there, as well. I already had the pants that I’ve laid out. For Malachi, I have a plain blue button up shirt and tan pants. For my daughter, I found another apron and a jumper…Definitely not 1880s, but closer than anything else she has right now! I forgot to take a picture of her costume..oops! I also found a couple of straw hats and several pairs of suspenders for the boys. Kai and Annie were maybe having a bit of fun while I tried to take pictures, haha!
And thanks to Pinterest, I had the idea to try and convert our little red wagon into a covered wagon. It’s just a white sheet tied over the existing sun cover of the wagon, and safety pinned up over the door to let Malachi climb in and to allow easy access to our diaper bags and such.
I’ll have to take a picture when we’re all dressed up and ready to go on Saturday, after the rest of the costumes are worked out!