Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Discovering History

Fort McHenry It was beautiful and sunny, but also windy and frigid!
We were educated and intrigued by what we learned here. Did you know Fort McHenry was still used by the military until 1912? Lotta history there.

"O say can you see..."

It was Noah's first day in a forward-facing carseat.
Two days later...
On the way to D.C. (and Noah still loves facing forward!)
After an exasperating time finding our way there (never forget your ID if you want to park with the Navy), we finally made it to Washington!
So happy to be there: Jared and Isaac in front of the National Air and Space Museum

At first, it was hard for Isaac to focus on any one thing and enjoy it.
Sensory overload.
We realized quickly that he needed to be reined in to have the best experience.And he did have a great time.
Noah did, too.

So did Jared.

The best part was the Discovery Room.
We learned about weightlessness, aerodynamics, the power of air pressure, and all kinds of other good stuff.

It was so cool for Isaac to be in control of a real plane!
Noah was so impressed by it that he decided he wanted a turn. Up he went!
I'm jealous of all the Asian people who got better pictures of my kids than I did here. But I can't blame them for taking them. Even if they did so unabashedly.

Noah had fun.

( The National Gallery of Art)
Sorry, we never got out the camera in the Natural History Museum! But that was awesome, too.

Jared's first time in his nation's capital

Can you believe this place was packed with millions of people just a week ago?


Laurel said...

That looks like such a fun trip! And you got some really cute pictures. (even if they weren't Asian-quality) :) Your boys are so handsome!

Sarah said...

I was in DC a couple of weeks before the inauguration, and when I saw it on TV I was able to appreciate how many people were actually fitting inside that tiny space!

Carina said...

You have inspired me to take more field trips with my family. I should make a list of the cool things to go see around here. Sounds like you guys had a great time! Joshua loves forward facing, too, and I have to admit, it's so much easier to give him snacks or whatever. It's so fun to watch them grow older. =)

Wendy said...

How fun! You guys are so adorable (yes, you too...you especially, I should say).

Trace Gibson said...

Good for you guys, going out an enjoying all the sites where you live...you really would be a fabulous military family, heh, heh!

Trace Gibson said...

Oh my gosh, Isaac is big enough to face forward...we're going to miss so much unless you come visit us every year in Hawaii!

Trace Gibson said...

Laurel, I've missed to much! I love how great your blog looks, and all the new posts, and Isaacisms... I'm getting back on the wagon!

Laura said...

How fun that you guys are so close to the great history of our nation, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I think we need to come out and visit ya'll!

Darren Johnson Family said...

your boys are so adorable! Looks like you had fun!