Be proud of her, she did it all by herself (be a little proud of me too for letting her do it-- there were moments when I literally had to put my hands in my pockets. I worked hard at letting go of how I thought it should look. And, like her mother, she made a terrible mess. Flour everywhere! This is Emma's Blackberry Pie that she submitted to the baking contest at school today. They were celebrating Reformation Day and honoring Martin Luther. We did not win...but participating was the emphasis- we were beat out by Strawberry Rhubarb.
Her costume was fun and fairly easy to make. The goal was a 15th century peasant. Or as Hannah would say "she is a pheasant". Emma was trying to look poor in this picture...thus the somber face. (Red eyes again! Anyone know how to adjust this in photoshop? I don't think that my camera has that option. I hate using my flash...but there is so little daylight anymore.) At 1:00am this morning as I was finishing off her apron, I wasn't sure it would all be worth it. Funny enough, she won 3rd place for "Best Period Representation" in the Elementary Division. That sweetened the deal to some extent.
Lots of lovely gowns like these. The children also took part in a lavish feast featuring medieval-ish food.
Check out these girl's archery skills.
Also some action packed sword fighting!
All in all a glorious day, remembering important and courageous people.