Through our Early Christmas unit, we've been learning about how the early American settlers celebrated Christmas. And we're learning a lot...today's most interesting tidbits revolved around the dishes that were sometimes served: boiled buffalo hunp, dried moose nose, smoked buffalo tongue, and beavertail.
I guess that's called using what you have. ;)
But what's always most amazing to the boys are the many (many) things the early settlers did not have that we take for granted today.
Like, for instance, lego men.
Life is so incomplete here without Lego Men, according to Iggy and Ooky. And I suppose that's to be expected. What was not expected, however, was MamaTea figuring out a way to deck the halls in Lego Land.
(I can't take the credit for this. The credit goes to some late night/early morning blog wandering here.)
I think its a nice eclectic segway...don't you? Pioneer Christmas to...Lego Man Holiday?
"Don't look now, men...butI think there is a giant snowman sneaking towards us...coming through the forest..." (Iggy)
"Is it time to open presents yet?" (Ooky)
"Stop distracting me! I'm trying to decorate this tree with joint poppers!" (Iggy)
"Wow. You guys are tall. And freaky." (Ooky)
Ah, the fun of Lego Men. As long as the boys don't try to feed them boiled buffalo hump, I think we're ok. ;)