collecting pebbles from Lake Pepin
setting up Trishna's Little House paper dolls inside their very own cabin!
The Ingalls paper doll family (Ma, Pa, Mary, Laura, & Baby Carrie) traveled the entire 2,200 mile journey with us in the van.
Remembering Pepin, Wisconsin and the Little House in the Big Woods:
"Once upon a time, sixty years ago, a little girl lived in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, in a little gray house made of logs."
"The house was a comfortable house. Upstairs there was a large attic, pleasant to play in when the rain drummed on the roof. Downstairs was the small bedroom, and the big room. The bedroom had a window that closed with a wooden shutter. The big room had two windows with glass in the panes, and it had two doors, a front door and a back door."
"It was seven miles to town. The town was named Pepin, and it was on the shore of Lake Pepin."
"They all sat on the warm sand near the wagon and ate bread and butter and cheese, hard-boiled eggs and cookies. The waves of Lake Pepin curled up on the shore at their feet and slid back with the smallest hissing sound."
"After dinner, Pa went back to the store to talk awhile with other men. Ma sat holding Carrie quietly until she went to sleep. But Laura and Mary ran along the lake shore, picking up pretty pebbles that had been rolled back and forth by the waves until they were polished smooth."