A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
The boys and I have continued our week of museum going...it's been so much fun! Every morning, Peter and I do our school work, then we all head off to the metro and downtown to see something new! And once again, most of the time, the picture credits go to Peter who is having so much fun taking pictures with my camera! :)
Wednesday, we went to the Natural History museum. It was AWESOME--and actually quite overwhelming! There is SO much information there. I could come and spend a whole day in each section. Pretty amazing! We saw Narwhals, ocean displays, evolution exhibitions, dinosaur bones, gems and rocks (including the Hope Diamond, which, admittedly, wasn't as cool as the hype), animals from all over the world, skeletons of lizards and amphibians, and a REALLY amazing photography exhibit! The photographs were amazing--and I think Josh should enter some of his!
Thursday, we went to the American History Museum. Now, I've been here lots of times, but I've never been to the upper floors! It was pretty incredible! We really enjoyed the displays and learned a lot.
Friday, we did the Jr Ranger program on the National Mall! We walked to almost every single monument on the mall! We didn't make it to Jefferson...it's too far...and we didn't make it to the Vietnam memorial, because we were just to tired to go on the left side of the reflecting pool. :O But the boys did it! They worked hard and filled in their booklets and both of them earned those badges! And the best part was when we stopped to eat lunch, a squirrel tried REALLY hard to join us! He is literally that close to me (I took that picture...not Peter)!
Aaaand Saturday, Devin took us all to the Library of Congress and the State Capitol building! Talk about some amazing architecture! And Andrew was like Belle in the Beast's library...you could just see the longing on his face to go down into the reading room and be able to just soak in all that knowledge!
Today, we enjoyed another bus ride to church. I'm kind of sad that it's the last day we'll be going here...we leave soon. So strange. I'm enjoying it while we're here. I'll sure miss the easy bus and metro system...and the cool museums and fun things to see and do. Most of all, though, I'll miss the view from our 14th floor apartment! Pretty much my favorite things EVER!
And even though there's a lot of construction going on and our balcony is unusable and we can't open the doors...it's still pretty much the coolest thing ever! I love being able to see out and feel that wide open space even in a crowded city. Beautiful!
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