The boys have had fun with their cousins, learning about God all week. But, today was a blast. VBS ended yesterday, so today we had the entire day to fill.
My sister Aadel took us on quite the adventure!
First, she found out that their would be a Civil War Reenactment on the military base where they are stationed, that would demonstrate the one and only legislative meeting held at the First Territorial Capitol of Kansas Territory in 1855.
|Entering the First Territorial Capitol of Kansas|
|Supporters of Slavery Praying That God Would Allow Them to Keep Slaves for a Bountiful Land|
We also got to experience:
- Firing of a Cannon
- Basket Weaving
- Fur Tradesman
- Civil War Soldiers
- Period Music
- 'Birds of Prey' Exhibit
|Gregory with cousins at the 'Birds of Prey' Exhibit|
I couldn't help but think, as we walked around, how amazing it was that my biracial son was walking free and without prejudice in that very same area where slavery was defended.
And we still made it to the nature center. We visited rescued eagles and owls, strolled through a butterfly house and fish hatchery, saw countless little creatures such as turtles, lizards, snakes, tadpoles, and prairie dogs, and learned about terrains.
I'm quite impressed with all of the free educational activities in Kansas!
Everyone returned home tired and hungry like wolves. As always, I am amazed at the information that kids suck in like sponges.
There was no pressure to learn; If a child was "done" with a particular area or activity, we moved on.
We all learned anyways.