A Saturday Morning at Cowtown

We only have one membership to a museum any more.  The children have outgrown the zoo and Exploration Place; they aren’t really interested in the Museum of World Treasures unless they go with their cousins/grandparents either so we recently renewed our membership to Cowtown, the historical living museum here in Wichita.

My daughter adores Cowtown. She spent many  hours in various Girl Scout camps learning about the history and the life of a prairie girl. For her birthday last year she specifically requested that we go to Cowtown. With the warmer spring weather upon us and a long weekend last weekend, it seemed the perfect time to visit again.

It was a bit windy – which threw my allergies into high gear – but we had an enjoyable time. We saw some new things, fed some chickens hot dog buns (given to us by a volunteer worker), saw part of a gun show, and rode in the covered wagon. Here are a few pics of our fun morning!

Right outside the main doors before heading out to the buildings.

Right outside the main doors before heading out to the buildings.

Me and my gal!

Me and my gal!

Getting nowhere fast!

Getting nowhere fast!

Attack of the chickens! Jocelyn called one of them Raoul.

Attack of the chickens! Jocelyn called one of them Raoul.

Pucker up!

Pucker up!

Silly pair!

Silly pair!

Driving the wagon!

Driving the wagon!

Jailbirds!

Jailbirds!

More jailbirds!

More jailbirds!

 

my prairie girl

This was the third year that Jocelyn participated in the Girl Scout camp at Cowtown. This year she was a part of the Sunflower Society group of only just completed 6th graders. She adores taking on a character and living the life of a girl in the 1800’s.  I believe it’s a fabulous experience for her. This year she made a wheat doll, a strawberry pin cushion, had a tea party, did some sewing, and cooking.  Even though the temperatures were in the 100’s, she stayed cool enough in her traditional dress and fortunately some of the buildings were air conditioned. Her goal is to volunteer at the museum outside of the Girl Scouts and then help with the younger Girl Scouts at camp.

A picture of her picture from Cowtown.

Soccer Camp

Taylor and Wesley spent the mornings of last week at a Victory Soccer Camp. They’ve participated on and off for a few years and have always enjoyed it.  Monday was a bit warm but the rest of the week the weather was great.  They worked on a variety of skills and had a blast!

Taylor knees the ball.

My boys!