Today was little K’s 6th birthday!  Such an exciting day.  The child was simply glowing from the time that he woke up to the time that he went to bed.  If only I could bottle such a positive attitude! Today was a pretty easy day for him.  Day 14 in his work book included a maze, and the child adores mazes.  Next we moved on to our journals, and we all wrote a story about K.  A’s story started out by teasing K for the fact that he is hairy (he is compared to his brother), but then ended by describing how wonderful it is to receive a warm hug from K.

The Husband and I had hoped to have a fun day swimming and hanging out by the pool, and then grilling some hot dogs.  The weather was against the idea, so we were forced to remain in the house for the rest of the day.  Instead, we huddled around the computer and visited the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.  While it is not a virtual tour like the Natural History Museum, it had fantastic videos!  The boys loved the exhibit on the space race, and by the end of the video they were begging to go to the Kennedy Space Center.  All in all, it was a pretty awesome day even with the rain.


A Virtual Field Trip


I was really excited for today. I spent 2 hours last night checking out our virtual field trip and I could hardly sleep a wink. The boys had no clue what was up, all I told them was that there was a surprise once they completed their assignments for the day. First they finished up day 11 in their workbooks and then moved on to the writing journals. Today’s topic was to write a story with a ninja cat. K was so excited for the surprise that he didn’t get as creative as usual, which was kind of a let down, but I guess we can’t expect an awesome story everyday.
Finally, it was time! I had picked the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. K had mentioned in an earlier journal how much he wanted to visit the museum. Washington DC is quite a few miles from us, and would require a hotel stay, so it is out for a weekend trip. Since I am I class all summer, we don’t have the time available for a proper family vacation, so I thought this would be the next best thing. It is completely free, no crowds, no snacks to pack, and no worries about where to eat. The perfect trip if you ask me!

If anyone knows of any additional virtual tours, please let me know as I would love to do some more virtual field trips!