A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
I have given myself 15 minutes to post tonight, so I will go quickly!
No word from Claire today, so she must be continuing to have the time of her life! Josh wrote a few words: "I made it to Iceland!" So I'm sure he's having the time of his life as well.
The boys and I had a nice day. We took it easy, did Peter's school work, then got ourselves out to the metro in order to make it to the Air & Space museum when it opened! We got there 3 minutes before open doors. We thought we were beating the crowd. No such luck! Sheesh. It was packed within minutes! We ran ourselves upstairs and lucked out by running into the BEST exhibitions they have there: WWI, WWII, and the Sea Planes (including the aircraft carrier!!!)! The boys were in heaven! At one point, we were in the WWII exhibit, and there was a tour guide below, explaining something, and Andrew turned to me and said, "I know EVERYTHING that guide is saying! Wow! That is SO COOL!" and when the guide asked the group a question, Andrew yelled the answer from the balcony up above! Doh! HA! What a kid! Plus he kept stopping and explaining stuff to people as we would pass by. Andrew the extrovert! So awesome!
After a while, we were definitely done with the museum--it was like a Sri Lankan local bus--it was SO PACKED! Wow. People just kept coming in in droves. I'm sure it's partly because it's July, and partly because it was HOT HOT HOT outside, but we were definitely done. So we went to the museum next door--the Contemporary and Modern art museum. Ugh. Seriously. I'm not sure WHY anyone would call that stuff art. It's just gross. During the times of the Greeks and Romans, they liked to sculpt naked women. Well, modern art likes to focus on naked men. Just nasty stuff. My poor little boys! We didn't stay long.
Here are some lovely photos from our little outing. Again, Peter was in charge of the camera and took all the pictures...except for the ones with him in them! :)
We jumped back on the metro back home so we could have some lunch and some down time--and then a HUGE storm hit! Woohoo! We got a nice downpour of rain and lots of lightning and thunder, which is WAY cool because we're on the top floor of our building and have huge windows that overlook the city, so a storm like that is just AWESOME!! It made for a wonderful and relaxing afternoon. :)
Devin got home, we went grocery shopping and I saw some of my favorite grocery ladies from the other day and gave them more hugs. :) Then we came home and the boys swam while Devin BBQ-ed some steak. Mmmm... We definitely eat a LOT less without Josh and Claire! But that's ok. I don't think we'll be doing much more shopping before we leave next week. I can't believe we leave next week. That's actually a little sad! I'm liking it here! I'm FINALLY relaxed! Oh well. I'll just keep on relaxing for a few more days...
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