Our proper day began with a tour of the farm and buildings. Mr.PeepT told us where we could, couldn't, should and shouldn't go. We all let him know that we "UNDERSTOOD!" After our tour we had a bit of circle time and sang some fabulous songs. Homesteaders from last year may have remembered a few of them. We sang the Coffee Pot Song, the Banjo Song, Baby Shark and a bit of Mountain Dew. Next we discussed rules and regulations. As it turns out Village only has two rules: No roller skates in the Portable Toilets and Be Safe!
Moving right along we did some scale activities. Village is a game in a scale of 1:24, to make everything the right size for Village it is important to understand what it means to be in scale or "right size". This was a fun and interesting activity because homesteaders grouped objects as too big, too small, or just right for Village. Then they checked each other's results. We found that some scale is approximate while sometimes, when you get really specific things that look right are not. For example, we had a scooter. It looked to be about the right size for Mr.PeepT when he rode on it. However when measured with a mini ruler, it turns out that the handle bars are six feet off the ground! We also had a right sized frying pan that when measured was about three mini feet long... imagine trying to cook with a pan that large!
After the scale game it was time for lunch and recess. Recess of course means SWIMMING!!!! It was a little chilly, but after some more rules and regulations all homesteaders got cool and wet! I am really looking forward to tomorrow when all of us are pros at this rules and regulations thing and we don't have to waste anymore time with it!
Now the moment most homesteaders waited all day for... Making peeps. You'll see some sneak peaks in here today, but proper peeps introductions will have to wait until tomorrow. I must reiterate what an incredibly creative and diverse group we have. So many, many great peeps to meet!
Today we liked:
- seeing new peeps come together
- making peeps
- making new friends
- the whole day!
- seeing old friends
- having Village today
- we have an awesome group
- that we did not lose anyone today
We wish (we could):
- have more time for everything today
- for another awesome day tomorrow
- to go to the moon
- for a pet duck
- win the lottery
- have more time for swimming
- more time to make peeps
- didn't screw up peep pants so much!
- have beef jerky for lunch
- make houses tomorrow
- make another space time continuum
- we didn't have to stay home on Wednesday
- to be president
- control time
- hadn't lost goggles in the pond
- we don't lose anyone tomorrow!
|Beginning of tour, name pins|
|Everyone move your pin, so we know where you are|
|Our amazing new sink! Such and improvement!|
|"Do not go in here, UNDERSTOOD!?"|
|Mr.PeepT shows us the compost pile|
|Admiring the newly constructed picnic tables|
|All of us!|
|Teaching the homesteaders how to make us coffee. Just kidding!|
|What size is Owen in relation to Mr.PeepT?|
|Mr.PeepT is about 8 mini feet tall!|
|Ingrid demonstrates that a hat is right size by trying it on Rolph|
|Cedric counters her argument, saying that while it appears to be right, it would actually be about 2 1/2 feet long|
|Harley demonstrates how well Mr.PeepT appears to fit with the scooter|
|Mr.PeepT does not want anyone to know he is riding a scooter|
|Cece makes a peep|
|Victoria, Fallon, Evie and Lula make peep heads|
|Harley, Will and Ced make peeps|
|Jared, Elizabeth, Lilly and Dalton having fun|
|Aiden, Ingrid and Tae'lor work on peeps|
|Nick, Claire and Roarie get some work done|
|Victoria has a very nice head|
|Jared's peep has eyebrows!|
|Lilly sewing clothes|
|Elizabeth puts skin on her peep|
|Roarie finds new uses for clothes pins|
|Evan and Nick carefully constructing|
|Nick and his finished peep, I can't wait to meet him tomorrow!|
|Jesslyn helps Claire|
|Evie's peep is wearing a bikini|
|Victoria's peep has a tweed jacket and corduroy skirt|
Happy Birthday to Evie and CeCe today!!