Sunday, August 26, 2012

summer wrap-up, part 3

Our last big outing of this summer vacation was on Thursday, when we went into D.C. with some of our best friends. These kids have been friends since they were tiny, and I love that they are just as close today as ever:
These are our "stair steps": ages 4, 5, 6, and 7!

We went to the Native American museum, which our friends hadn't seen. They have such a fabulous kids area, I think that they would have been happy to play there all day!
on a buffalo skin rug at storytime...

 Enjoying rainbow light from prisms, drumming, and a great view of the U.S. Capitol dome from the 3rd floor windows...

 We had lunch over at Air and Space, and saw some of their exhibits. There was a great new exhibit of art depicting U.S. Marine Corps Aviation, celebrating 100 years this year. And the kids always enjoy looking at the rockets and the Wright Brothers airplane. The pictures all came out a little too dark, though. So you will just have to use your imagination.
 And of course we made time for ice-cream treats before we headed home on the Metro:

One of my favorite days all summer. Nice to spend it with such wonderful friends!

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