The children in our church are acting out the Nativity. Here's Savannah at the practice:
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Shorty after moving to the DC area, we learned that there are actually two Smithsonian Air and Space Museums. One in DC and one in Fairfax, VA.
On Saturday, we went to the Virginia one. It was impressive! They had hands on science displays and many of the most significant planes in US and World history.
Angela below the massive space shuttle Discovery.
The space shuttle Discovery.
A science demonstration about hearing, balance, and air pressure in space.
The Enola Gay, which dropped the Atomic bombs on Japan in WWII.
This X-35B can land vertically.
This SR-71 was amazing. When they delivered it to the Museum, it flew from California to Virginia in just over an hour. They say it had 2.5 miles of film that it would carry (which they would then have to develop afterwards).
This engine is together, then when you press a button, it splits in half and starts to rotate so you can see all of the pieces moving.
Posted by Keith at 6:38 PM
Fairfax County plans so many fun family activities. On Saturday, they hosted the Geocaching Scavenger Hunt at Burke Lake. It was our first time geocaching, so it took us a little while to figure it out, but it was great exercise in a beautiful setting.
In the end, if you found enough of the hidden caches, then you earned a reward at the rangers station.
Each cache had a rubber stamp and ink to mark their scavenger hunt paper.
Savannah was playing with different hair styles and loves to strike a pose.
Posted by Keith at 5:51 PM
When all over your family lives thousands of miles away, Thanksgiving can be a little different. Instead of a large family gathering, we made our own traditional Thanksgiving dinner, complete with homemade pumpkin and apple pies.
Then we went to a walk / bicycle ride and played in the yard with the slingshot and electric motorcycles. To finish off the day, we did a pin the tail on the donkey game.
Homemade apple pie (thanks for the recipe Danielle)
A nature trail near our house.
Playing in our backyard.
Pin the tail on the donkey, designed by Savannah.
Posted by Keith at 5:46 PM
The kids and Keith went to the Rock and Mineral show in Atlanta each year, so when we moved to Virginia, we looked for one here. George Mason University hosted this show; it was quite a bit smaller, but the kids still had a good time.
Posted by Keith at 5:42 PM
Thursday, November 17, 2016
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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