A months weeks ago I started to tell you all about our trip to Washington DC. Perhaps it’s time to tell you about the rest?
There isn’t too much to tell. We spent four days walking around DC, enjoying our nations monuments and museums. The Natural History Museum was a HUGE hit and we went to it twice.
I love this picture of Spencer and Jack! It makes me think of a wise old man taking a young buck under his wing.
Lunch at a hot dog stand :) The prices inside the museum were ridiculous.
Funny story! As I mentioned, we went to the Natural History Museum twice because the kids loved it so much. We spent what seemed like hours in each the gem room and bug room alone! One exhibit that Emma did NOT appreciate was the mummy exhibit. She refused to go into the room unless she closed her eyes. She made us guide her through the room so she wouldn’t have to accidentally look at it (black widows and regular skeletons of animals didn’t bug her… but wrap them up in strips of cloth…).
Anyway, downstairs there was an exhibit on Africa in general and, being part of Africa, Egypt had a little display. Among the knick knacks depicting Egypt were a handful of beautifully painted mini sarcophagi. Well Jack (my 3 year old rabble rouser) saw those 5 inch tall sarcophagi pointed them out and then said in his most sneaky/teasing voice, “Emma…. mummy…”
We almost died laughing! With the tone of his voice and subtle inflections we just knew he was trying to tease his big sister about her unwillingness to look at the actual mummies upstairs. It was hilarious! Even Emma laughed :)
Our last day in DC we spent at Mt. Vernon. It was just as neat as several of the museums and I’m so glad we went.
The kids loved the huge open field. They played frisbee while I held our place in line to tour the house.
It was such a great trip and I look forward to doing it again… preferably while NOT pregnant :)