Sunday, August 10, 2008

Air and Space Museum--DC

Washington D.C. was amazing! We didn't get to spend too much time there, but what we did get to see was so fun. There are 19 museums or something like that...and they're all free to get in. We went to the Air and Space museum first because Caleb and Courtney were sooo excited to see the Wright Brothers and their first airplane! That ended up being one of the favorite parts of our day because there was a whole exhibit dedicated to them and their inventions. It was incredible. We had fun learning about the history of flight up to the modern day airplanes. I'm not sure, but I think it all might have swayed Caleb a little from Trains to Planes! The Space section of the museum was amazing too. I thought of my dad the whole time we were there. He loves to learn about space. I have always admired his desire to gain knowledge in every area of his life. It made me want to stay there and read every little plaque and marker (like he would) but unfortunately that aspect of it did not appeal to my little ones who were running us all over trying to see every other thing:)

Friday, August 8, 2008

BEFORE pictures

With soon to come "AFTER" is a taste of what our new home looks like right now. It's a great house with lots of space, just not quite our style:) Hopefully after scraping the popcorn ceilings, re-doing kitchen and baths, painting, new lighting, and installing new flooring we'll love it even more!

Dress Up

I took the kids to an old little museum in a run-down mall in Statesville, NC. They had a bunch of different stations with interactive things to do. My kids LOVED the dress-up station...and here we have a "flowering garden princess fairy," a "firefighter," and a "dallas cowboys cheerleader?"

Thursday, August 7, 2008


When Rog came home for a weekend from New York we went swimming and had a picnic at our apartment pool. It was a blast!! We're definitely going to miss the pool when we move to our new home. However...I'm not going to miss how scary and hard it is to take 3 kids 5 and under to the pool by myself. I always have them wear floaties and innertubes, and Becca rides in a little infant boat...and I always try to have them stay close to me. But occasionally Caleb and Courtney would try to get out of their floaties and innertube things because they wanted to practice holding their breath underwater, which is fine when Roger's around. Anyway, long story short, Courtney took hers off while I was trying to help Becca get in her boat, and the tube floated away from her a little. She was standing on a bench in 4 feet of water, and reached to get her tube investment company. She grabbed onto it as she was slipping off the bench and fell head first into the tube. When I looked over, she was stuck in the tube, upside-down, underwater and her feet were kicking and thrashing trying to get out. It was horrible. My worst nightmare! Me and another lady dove in and got to her at the same time. We pulled her out and she was shaking and wanted me to hold her for the next couple of hours! Poor little thing. I felt horrible, and now we just don't go without Rog, or when we do they know if they even think about taking off their floating devices we go home.