August 20, 2009

Old Sturbridge Village

Monday morning we met up with the Grosh family for a morning at Old Sturbridge Village. It had been quite a while since we'd gotten to see them. Tom was on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship my first two years at CMU. I'm eternally grateful for the time the Groshes spent with us as college students, their love for God, and their example to us. They have four girls: 9, 9, 4, and 1. (The two 9s are not a mistake, they're twins.) Brian and Lily, the youngest, were born only 6 days apart! Elizabeth LOVED being able to pal around with the older girls and I enjoyed catching up with Tom and Theresa and being with their wonderful kids.

A straw bed.
They don't make 'em like they used to...thank goodness!

Hula Hooping in the 1800s?

No, it's a trundle hoop!
You got it, Elizabeth.
Learning about how goods were weighed out at the store.

Jumping rope outside the school house.

Eden and Brian.
She stayed close to Brian and me and invited us to her house!

The Potter

One of two calves, born just a couple weeks ago.
Brian kept barking at it.
He's never seen anything else on a leash!

The sheep, that baa quite loudly.

Theresa and Eden waiting for lunch.

Ellen and Elizabeth fishing!

Hayley was there too.

Lily in action!

Ellen, Hayley, and Elizabeth exploring the buildings.

Lunch break!

This is the only picture I have of Tom;
he's shrouded in dust there to the left of the horses.

The girls: Hayley, Elizabeth, Ellen, Eden.
(And Theresa behind the pole. Sorry Theresa!)

Time to pump some water!

And last but not least, to try on some period dresses
and curtsy.

Groshes, thanks for suggesting that we meet you at OSV. It was great to see you!

1 comment:

  1. you should return the favor and take them to plymoth plantation...we never made it there in all our 6 years of living in boston!