{South Dakota} Grand Entry

While I was in Sisseton this July, I had the privilege to go to the reservation for the Grand Entry.Grand Entry Sisseton SD The colors, the designs, the pageantry. It was all so stunning and fascinating. It would be incredible to be able to sit down with some of the Native Americans to learn the meaning and story behind the designs and dress pieces! This little guy didn’t seem to be part of the Grand Entry, but he was out on the field for most of it!

{Wedding} Reception

Let the party continue! Laughing at toasts. Wedding painting surprise! S’mores and games and a beautiful evening outside, with beautiful music and conversation inside. “I think he forgot he was looking for me.” The trials of hide-and-seek at a wedding reception. The evening ended with Big Bro singing a song over them and dancing.

{N.E.C.} Playing Pretend

Well, you’ve already met N, E, and C. These are from before Mother’s Day when we started work on some Super-Secret-Projects for Mother’s Day. Which were ready a couple weeks early. And were also made for a *really* early Father’s day (pictures at the end of this post).2NEC1N wanted to be dressed up in her ball gown for the pictures. She was sooo excited to make a special project for her mom that was a secret!

2NEC2 E was very silly that day. She changed a few times and ended up in this outfit, a little ballerina!

2NEC3C was diggin’ his sister’s shades and played with them for quite a while.

2NEC4N was having fun telling E a story from the Zoo of Far Far Away with her horse and dolls. E had fun throwing her penguin up in the air and then jumping after it.

NECN and E are BIG into mermaids and princesses right now. And were VERY tired of all. the. snow.

happy mothers fathers dayHere are the Super-Secret-Projects made for King Daddy and Queen Mommy. Each girl picked out the colors and did the painting themselves. N did all her own gluing too. 🙂 They picked out C’s colors also.