Thursday, August 14, 2008

Going B.C. in D.C.

While we were at my Mom's last week, we visited the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Here's me and the kids by the Triceratops, Caleb's favorite dinosaur.

It was a lot of fun. We took the metro into D.C. and spent the day at the museum. Caleb was in heaven because what they have is where his passion (other than Lego Star Wars) lies. He absolutely loves history and old things. It was kind of hard with the two little ones, but well worth it to see Caleb enjoy viewing the objects he has poured over in books and learned about.

I hope to take him again some time when we can go slower and really take in the stuff. I bought him a disposable camera so he could take pictures of the things he really wanted to preserve for his memory. It was cute watching him decide what photos he wanted and it was so difficult, but he made it through with enough to take pictures of the National Monument and a couple other things outside later.

It was also very fun to listen to the things he would say in regards to evolution, because it is all over the place there. Even the butterflies weren't safe! The Butterfly Pavilion was co-sponsored by Partners for Evolution or something like that. His loudest comment was when he read a sign that said Man-Like Apes and then showed a progression of apes to man. He thought it was absurd and well, so do I, knowing my God! I really look forward to doing an in-depth creation science curriculum with him in the future.