Thursday, January 29, 2009

The REAL Dorothy from KANSAS!

Meet Dorothy from Kansas EVERYONE!
What a WONDERFUL and giving woman.
One of God's favorites, I'm sure.
Here are T, My My and I with Dorothy.
MyMy is holding her buffalo sugar cookie-decorated by Dorothy.
Dorothy invited our home school group to her house today for Kansas Day!
She taught us ALL KINDS of Kansas Facts. She told stories of her life as a young girl on the farm in Kansas.
Then went to 4 different stations.We made the state of Kansas with the state flower-sunflower, state bird-Meadowlark and the state animal-Buffalo.

MyMy's favorite part was grinding wheat into flour-the old fashioned way!

We also made butter which we later slathered on our home-made wheat bread!
We decorated sugar cookies Dorothy made in the shapes of sunflowers, buffalos and Kansas. MyMy chowing on her Kansas cookie with sprinkles.
20 kids INVADED Ms. Dorothy's normally quiet territory and she welcomed us all with open arms.
She took the time to minister & teach the next generation about the importance of her heritage and their Kansas heritage.

THANKS DOROTHY for sharing your HOME ON THE RANGE with us! Another reason I feel SO BLESSED to be able to homeschool my kids!


Midwest Mommy said...

What an awesome person she is!

Beth in NC said...

That is precious! What a sweet woman to do so much for the kids. I'm sure they had a great time!

His Hands His Feet Today said...

What a GREAT idea and a great memories!!!
God bless you Dorothy!!!

Kelly said...

What an awesome field trip. Lots of fun and education too. Can't beat that. :)
What a sweet lady to offer that to the homeschool group.

Shawnee said...

What an awesome and blessed day! I miss Kansas so much so thanks for sharing a bit of home with us. :) My kids loved Kansas day. They made a Jayhawk one year. It was so cute!

*Overflowing* said...

How sweet...looks like everyone had a blast! bet we are wearing was 80' today in sunny Southern California!

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

I love this idea! How fun for everyone! Does Dorothy have any relatives on the East Coast!?

Thanks for sharing all of your precious, funny and adorable memories Jenn!


Kristin said...

What a great opportunity...what a wonderful woman to continue to pass those things along!

Mandi said...

Dorothy is SO sweet! It looks like she created a really fun day for the kids.

Flamingo Mama said...

that is awesome! somedays i wish i homeschooled. but then right now as i sit on the couch watching tv while my kids are at school, i'm not so motivated! lol

thanks for your kind words on my blog. you have no idea the encouragement it is to me to hear a positive experience from an adult adoptee!

Adeye Salem said...

Aaaahhhh, don't you just LOVE homeschooling! Such a blessing to be able to do such wonderful things with your kids.
Have a blessed day,

Staci said...

dang those cookies look delish!!

PamperingBeki said...

What a fun Kansas day!

Adorable blog. I'm happy to find another Kansas mom. :)

Amy R said...

That is precious! We celebrated Kansas Day in our household by making a buffalo chicken pizza, eating salad with sunflower seeds on it, and drinking some beer that was made in KS, Flying Monkey! Cheers to Home, KS, from KS transplants now in KC, MO!

Amanda said...

Incredibly neat!!

June Berger said...

What a blessing some of the older saints can be to us and our children. I LOVE her heart!

Hilary said...

You have an adorable family!!! have a great weekend! looks like everyone had a great time too :)