Saturday, October 29, 2011

My Not-Very-Fallish Fall Pictures

At the park on a beautiful day.

Clayton and Carrington at the park.

Clayton was having a fit to play in this.  :-D

Clayton does not like having his picture taken, but he cooperated pretty well.  :-D

Throwing leaves.

As Carrington and I came back from running errands today, we saw several beautiful trees bursting with Fall color.  So Carrington, Clayton, and I headed to our nearest park to take some pictures and enjoy being outside.  I was so disappointed to see hardly any leaves changing color.  Most of the trees were as green as ever!  We managed to find one tree that was turning yellow, and a couple of trees that had already lost their leaves.  We had fun anyway!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

School Days

Yesterday was gorgeous, so we took a bike ride in the afternoon.  There is a tree-lined street right around the corner from our house that I like to walk down, which is where we went.  There is rarely any cars.

Clayton and Carrington being ornery to  each other.  This is real life.  We are not perfect!  :-D

Saxon Math............

......and more Saxon Math.  :-)

I have been reading one chapter of this book every day to my children.  I never would have chosen to read it, but it came with our homeschooling curriculum.  It has been really good!  It's about a teenage boy living in Israel during the time that Jesus began his ministry.  It always makes me think about how amazing it must have been to physically encounter Jesus!  My kids even like it.  :-)

I read this book to Clayton.  It was so sad, but so good!  It's about the Civil War (maybe I'm demented, but I love to read about the Civil War).  I highly recommend it!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Our Last Washington D.C. Pictures

These poles would light up and play a soft note when you touched them.They looked really  cool at night.

We did a lot of walking!

We also rode the Metro a lot, which Carrington really liked.  :-D

Inside Union Station.  It was really pretty!  There were quite a few shops and restaurants.

The Capitol.  We had to go through security before going in.  We couldn't even take a bottle of water with us.

The dome inside the Capitol.

There were statues of bronze and statues of marble, representing every state.

This painting is in the Capitol and is called "Baptism of Pocahontas".

Inside the Library of Congress.  It was beautiful!

Warren and I in front of the Capitol.

People inspecting the cracks in the Washington Monument.

Clayton in a Metro station.

Arlington Cemetery

We got to see the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The National Archives ~ which contains the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights!!! I was THRILLED to see them!

The view from our hotel room window ~ not very exciting.  :-)

Getting ready to leave for the airport.

My kids went through this door at least 50 times, just for the fun of it.

Waiting for the airplane to head home.

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