Thursday, March 19, 2009

National Museum of Natural History

Here's the last of the pictures from our Washington, D.C. trip last Saturday. After the National Air & Space Museum, Jeremy and I took the kids to the Museum of Natural History (their favorite), and Andrea and Clay went to see some of the memorials, and the National Museum of American History. I included some pictures that Andrea took while they were site-seeing. She'll probably post some more to her blog. As you can see from the pictures, the kids made a beeline for their favorite spot in the Museum of Natural History, the Insect Zoo. After holding their share of creepy crawlies, we learned all about bones, saw the dinosaur bones, the hall of mammals, and visited the gift shop. Caitlyn had $10 that burning a hole in her pocket, money she had earned cleaning up the yard, getting good grades, and a few dollars from the tooth fairy (more about that later). She was able to find a really neat origami kit that shows how to make all kinds of origami animals. She had asked for an origami kit for Christmas and not gotten it, so she was extremely excited to find this one. She hasn't finished an animal yet (they were a little more complicated than she anticipated), but when she does I'll be sure and post a picture. Love you all, and thank you to God Almighty who for now has blessed us with these.

Looking out off the second floor balcony

The view

The Insect Zoo

Kylie and the Hissing Cockroach

Caitlyn opted for the tame caterpillar :)

John David holding a grasshopper

The Ocean Hall

Andrea and Clay site-seeing