Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Couple of Days

Our devotional this week involved emptying a tube of toothpaste. Then we discussed how words are like toothpaste, once you put them out there it's almost impossible to get them back.

This week's unit lessons are about Les Voyageurs. There is a pretty good video about them on the website of the National Film Board website.

They ate like Voyageurs for dinner last night too! Biscuits, beans, and beef jerkey.

We could not pass up the beautiful weather today and went for a bike ride.

Unfortunately E took a bit of a tumble. No major injuries. Just some scrapes.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

WayCool

When we arrived at the Maryland Science Museum there was this great crazy scientist guy yelling, "Free Bubbles". The kids were instantly hooked.



Then we got to the front lobby area. There were so many cools hands-on things.


We had to take a little break for lunch but then we went back.

E's favourite hands-on was the laser harp. It made great music but there were no real strings only beams of light.

There was a great play room for kids aged 3-8. You could send messages in a tube overhead.

Here's A and M returning the message.
One area had an underwater/submarine play area.

E was at the periscope.

Oh ya. And there was a water table with the coolest stuff.


Of course M wanted to make the tallest one he could.
When we left that area there was a great demonstration on static electricity. The boys went up to feel the static.

We made a visit to the space area.

E made a great lunar rover. There was a grown man and his teenager working alongside him. They came up to me afterward and said how impressive he was.

And after the museum closed....we went to the outdoor water park on the waterfront.

E was loving it.

And M was there to take my pic.
It was a great way to end the day. Except we didn't end it there. We went for dinner at a restaurant on the waterfront.

But then when the sun went down we knew it was time to head home.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The kids had such a good time with friends after bible study on Wednesday.

Goofy kid.

Goofy bigger kid.

I was trying to get a pic of A doing a jumping side kick....my camera is not fast enough.

This is the 'fort' we have currently in the livingroom.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Everyone got the day off school because of E's eye injury. So we went to get haircuts.
The kids picked out their looks from the book and told the hairdresser what they wanted.

Not fancy....but quite an improvement.

Seriously handsome.

Though injured....we were able to go to the park for a little play.

His eye is majorly sensitive to the light so sunglasses are a must.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Weekend Catch Up

We heard that the WoodrwWilsnBridg was going to be lifted on Sat. morning for a tall boat passing through. And it was a tall boat.....but I was expecting something bigger.

Here we are waiting for the big moment.

There it goes.

And they're up.
We gave M some quiet time on Saturday. We went and tried out some toys.

This a.m. on the way to church the boy's beaver toys stopped for a little snack.

After church and lunch at LaMad we went to the NationalPortraitGallery. It's the third oldest federal building in D.C. Construction began in 1836. (Thirty one years before Canada became a country.)

A caught me trying to get his pic while he was sketching.
These great stained glass windows were on the second floor.

They do love their G.Washngton down here.

The kids recognized this painting as NiagaraFalls.

This one had us cracking up. We were wondering how much it would hurt our feet to step on this jack.
There is a special exhibit of the NormnRckwell work. It was amazing but we weren't allowed to take pics.

Christmas Flurry....of Pictures