Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Christmas 2014 Photos

This Christmas, I tried something new. I used a setting on my camera that just takes one photo every 30 seconds, and then we moved the camera around to capture some of the action. I finally put it into a little video. It also gives you a glimpse of our temporary apartment. 

After breakfast and presents opening were done, we packed up the car and drove west toward London to visit our cousins! It's so fun to have moved so far from home, but still have family nearby! We mostly played at their beautiful home, but one day we went to Hampton Court, home of King Henry VIII. Fun was had by all! 

Friday, October 31, 2014

October 2014 Photos

We took a trip to one of our favorite places in DC - the Butterfly Pavilion at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. We discovered it last winter when L was really into Monarch butterflies, and we've visited a few times. So fun to see so many beautiful species up close and personal. 

L was determined to get one to land on his finger!

But the nectar brush was a close second :)

In the next area of the museum is the Insect Zoo, where this day they had a volunteer showing everyone a tarantula named Paula.

Jack-o-Lantern! These pictures cracked me up.

Another day, we went to Gaver Farm with our wonderful cousins and had so much fun! It was a big hit with all the kids, and Jack still (5 months later) talks about going on a 'venture to the farm!

We finished off the month with a Halloween party with our homeschool co-op. Originally, I bought L a clone trooper costume, and J got a Yoda one, because that would be cute, right? Toddler Yoda? But I should have known that J would want to be exactly like his big brother! I had to return the Yoda and pick up another clone trooper. Sometimes I make costumes, but Star Wars is a little beyond my capability or interest! :)

Had to get a shot with L's best buddy!