Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Smithsonian


I love Washington DC. There is so much History, just everywhere....literally. I love the vibe there too, everyone just seem so smart, so educated...I of course felt like an illiterate hillbilly but I felt privileged to be in the midst of such individuals. I have always loved to read, loved politics, loved the judicial process. While attending college, I was a student employee with the Department of Justice and we would get the opportunity to go to the swearing in ceremonies for Immigrations. My sister and I would just be so enamored to see the Judge pass us by. We would quietly squeal to each other, "OMG that's the JUDGE!!!" We were political science geeks, so go figure!


Last month, my sister Ally and her Husband Aarron allowed the girls & I to tag along with them on a short 2 day trip to DC. We walked, and walked, and walked (anyone who has visited DC can attest to this!). We were able to visit two parts of the enormous Smithsonian museum (this is my 4th trip to DC and I am no where near seeing everything). Believe it or not that took a whole day. We visited the Air and Space portion, and the American History. I had such a blast!! Hazel & Jade were so good and I feel very privileged that I have children that love museums and can behave appropriately!!! Of course I was blessed to have one asleep at the Air and Space museum (Jade), and one asleep for part of the American History Museum (Hazel).

I hope you enjoy the photos....

At the Air & Space Museum....




At the American History Museum...


This is Julia Child's Kitchen. I think it's cute how Hazel just stood there in awe for about 15 minutes. I think she feels very at home in the kitchen since Joe is very hands on with her in regards to cooking and let's her "help" with dinner even letting her help "chop"!

The had an exhibit on American toys...


Jade as the "President"...

We hope you have a wonderful Sunday.


Much love,


MON

5 comments:

Sara said...

What a great trip! I really want to do DC with Brandon.
We would love to hang out with you guys on the 18th! Brandon is usually home by 4pm so we are good anytime after that. We can come to our house, go on a walk, dinner, coffee..whateve.
Bailey's first b-day party is on the 15th-so close to when you guys would be here! If you come early, definitley come!

Auntie Ally said...

What a fun day that was, love you. Tried to comment yesterday but my computer was a tard. xoxo

Mere said...

You are so cute and I think its AMAZING and Hazel and Jade are so blessed that they have the opportunities you guys have given them. Just think- so may people here in Idaho will never even make it to DC and those girls are experiencing it all in front of them. They also have the coolest parents ever who make it all happen! LOVE YOU.

Wanderdarkling said...

Hello!

What a great post on your trip to the National Museum of American History! I thought that perhaps you might be interested in helping us spread the word about a really cool event that NMAH is launching-- a national Star-Spangled Banner YouTube Singing Contest!

Contestants can submit a video performance of the national anthem to the Star-Spangled Banner group on YouTube. The deadline for submissions is April 13, 2009.

It would be great if you could alert your readers to this exciting contest. Here's a link to the Call for Entries if you'd like to help spread the word:

http://americanhistory.si.edu/news/pressrelease.cfm?key=29&newskey=968

Thanks!

Alex

Night Kitchen Interactive on behalf of the National Museum of American History

Wanderdarkling said...

My apologies, it looks like the link didn't paste completely in my last post! Here it is again, hopefully it will work this time...

http://americanhistory.si.edu/news/pressrelease.cfm?key=29&newskey=968

Thanks again,
Alex