Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Science & Industry Museum

***Warning***Lots of pictures!

We took the kids on a field trip up to the museum in Chicago yesterday and had SO much fun!

Jessica is sitting on the outside of a plane here....

and this is the kids on the inside. I don't see them getting to go on a plane ride anytime soon so this is about as close to the real deal as they'll get. :O)

This was an old time cinema where they played a 20 minute Charlie Chaplin movie. It was neat to see the kids cracking up while watching.

Airplanes! The big white one above their heads here is the one they were sitting in just moments ago.

I wish I had had the video going when we rounded the corner to see this submarine, very exciting! This is the actual German sub captured during the war.

The enigma machine used to crack the codes, can you just see how happy Ian is to be here? Oh, he had a great time in this part of the museum!


Depth charge.

And lastly, this is how Kathleen spent the day. She was a really good girl.

There were many, many more things that I could post pictures of but I'll spare you from hundreds of photos. I know the submarine was up top for some, but they also really enjoyed the space section getting to see the things that had actually gone up to the moon, very cool! One of my favorites was the storm center that had a Tessler coil to create lightning, a tsunami wave model, and a small tornado.

All in all the day was awesome, we'll definitely be going back in the future.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Playing in the mud

It rained quite a bit today and when that happens our front ditch area accumulates quite a bit of water. When the rain stopped and the sun peeked out the kids were itching to go out to play. Shortly after I found them doing this....

and it looked like so much fun I couldn't stop them.

They had a blast and got VERY, VERY, VERY dirty!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Guess What??

Yep. I'm pregnant. :O)

(sorry for the old news if you already know this *cough*Emily*cough*)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Another Day for random thoughts in a list

~I am so thankful for a reliable babysitter! We've gotten a date night four Friday's in a row now! :O) It doesn't even matter what we go do, I'm just thankful for the time.

~The walls in our girls' bedroom are brown wood and I've wanted to paint them since we moved in. Today I started on what may turn into a long term project. I'm painting the walls in vertical stripes of three different colors. (I'll post pictures when I'm done, but I'm not even going to guess on how long that'll be)

~I finally got my plant starts in my garden yesterday. Watching things grow will be really neat, and hopefully produce yummy veggies.

~Max Lucado writes amazing children's books. I have a hard time not crying every time I read one aloud. (In a good way)

~Praying that we can order parts and fix our furnace ourselves and not have to pay the amount the service guy quoted us. EEK! (one of my very sweet children who shall remain anonymous managed to flood our basement with 1/2 inch of water and saturate the inside of the furnace)

~Noah turned 2 last week! We had fun celebrating, though I think he was completely unaware of what was going on and why we were singing to him. :P

~I'm trying to wean myself off of caffeine. I'm down to one cup of coffee per day from two and I switched to caffeine free diet coke since I can't seem to stay away from it altogether. Thinking decaf coffee is next.