Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Day Trip to the District

As I mentioned in the previous post, the girls and I took a little day trip in to the District last week to the Air & Space Museum.

We arrived just before the museum opened at 10:00am. As soon as we entered the building, we got our FREE tickets to the One World One Sky show (featuring Big Bird and Elmo!) and headed to the planetarium theater to wait for the show to begin.

Ashley was more than fascinated by how the seat wanted to fold her up into a little pancake...she kept flapping her legs up and down and found it very amusing!

After the show, we walked around for a bit, and the girls each had a snack. I like to call this one "synchronized snacking"! haha!
Then, we made sure to stop at all the fountains that we had hurriedly passed on our way from the metro to the museum. Elizabeth was soooo excited by the ENORMITY of this one that she would barely hold still for a picture!
I did manage to get her to hold still for about a half second--sort of. Honestly, I know this picture looks posed...but in reality she was in the middle of alternately swinging her arms behind and in front of her while giggling and tippy-toeing next to the water! I just happened the snap this at the right moment.

This was taken in front of the "wishing fountain" from the previous post...just outside the Smithsonian Gardens.
And this last one...well...it was probably the MOST fun of all because it just comes spurting out of the ground, just begging for bare feet to splash in!

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Fun day!