After our fruits and veggies, we read some books and some history (finished up the Assyrians today) and decided to go to The Bible Lands Museum. It was definitely interesting! We roamed around and saw a lot of the history of this place, and it was SO FUN to see the kids be so excited to see ancient names that they recognized (Canaanites, Babylonians, Mesopotamians, Phoenicians, Egyptians). We got free audio tour thingys (looked like walkie talkies) and the kids really loved punching in the numbers and hearing the person tell all about what they were seeing. My favorite was seeing a model palace for a king of Assyria that we had read about just this morning! And seeing a Papyrus painting of Cleopatra, along with mosaics, mummies, engravings, coins, sarcophagi, and scale models of palaces and cities (Jerusalem, Babylon, Giza). The kids really enjoyed themselves for a good hour. That’s pretty good for a museum! And I was so proud of the way they were so interested in everything and behaved themselves very well. (They acted much better than the school-group kids that kept passing through.)
After our sojourn to the Bible Lands, we came home, ate lunch, and watched a Plant documentary (David Attenborough can’t be beat for his super awesome documentaries!), and went off to play at a park. So nice. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous. So, the kids played for a bit: they climbed a fence and used some modern art as a 'slide'... Then we all played tag and enjoyed the lovely weather. The sky is just so blue, and there’s a cool breeze… you just can’t beat it! We’ve gotten into the habit of eating out on our big balcony. So nice. Honestly—there’s just nothing better than eating dinner while you look over a view of the city!