Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Christmas in DC (Air & Space Museum)

We spent a lot of time in the Air & Space Museum...it was amazing! We even got to see a bit of the American History museum within the Air & Space Museum (the actual American History museum is closed for renovation). Trevor LOVED seeing all of these great objects from history, like Abraham Lincoln's hat and the desk on which Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. We turned the corner and we saw Dorothy's ruby slippers, Mr. Roger's sweater, and the original Kermit the Frog puppet. We also spent an afternoon at a satellite of the Air & Space Museum near Dulles airport. We saw an actual Space Shuttle, the Enola Gay, a Concorde jet, and lots of other great airplanes. The boys were troopers...we were all getting over various stages of colds.

Christmas Eve in DC

We spent a wonderful week in Virginia with Robert's dad and his wife Nancy. We got to see lots of extended family that we don't get to see often...and we even met some family members that's we've never met before! Besides seeing family, we also got to spend a wonderful couple of days in our nation's capitol. On Christmas Eve we took in the sights of Washington DC. The weather was beautiful, until the sun started going down. (You can see our noses getting redder as the pictures progress.) It was great to visit all of these historic sights together, even if it was quite a walk for the boys after spending the day in the museum. Our one disappointment was not getting to go up the Washington Monument. We got there too late to get tickets. Oh well...we'll have to go back to do that, but maybe when it's a bit warmer. Anyway, it was a great way to spend Christmas Eve!