Today was a fun day, I got to spend most of it in DC with Conner on a field trip.
Conner, along with every other fifth grader, was thrilled to ride on a chartered bus instead of a regular school bus. I gotta admit it was pretty fun, it’s been along time since I was on “a big fancy bus.” (That’s what everyone was calling it.)
Because we were riding on buses it took about 2 hours to get down there, it usually only takes about 1.5. They dropped us off in back of the Washington Monument and we had about three hours to explore what ever we wanted.
Three hours is not very long in DC, but we tried to see as much as we could.
We went to the Museum of American History, the Air and Space Museum, the Washington Monument and the WWII Memorial We spent the bulk of our time in the Air and Space Museum. Conner was obsessed with the WWII area and the aircraft carrier section.
My favorite thing that happened today was when we went into the Museum of American History. All of the museums have security check points. You put your bags through a scanner and walk through a metal detector.
I turned around, away from Conner, to put my bags in a bin, when I turned around to see if he had anything he wanted me to put in the bin, he was holding what looked like a broken pen. I was like, “Conner, what happened did your pen break?” I didn’t see this reply coming. “No mom, I just disassembled it so they’ll know I’m not hiding any bullets in it.”
We somehow made it passed security in both of the museums we visited….even though Conner was looking a little sketch with his hood pulled up over his hat.
Conner was really excited to pick out a souvenir. He picked a poster that has detailed pictures of all the WWII fighter planes. Have I mentioned he is obsessed with WWII.
After our three hours of exploring we made it back to the bus and headed home. My favorite part of the field trip was as we were passing by Baltimore, one of the kids yelled out. “Look! Blue Angels!” Sure enough there were 6 blue angels doing all kinds of tricks and formations. It was soooo AWESOME. Totally made me want to go to an airshow. We had a great view, but by the time I had the wherewithal to take a picture, we were getting far away and you can hardly see them.
When we got home Thatcher had just gotten home from school and Charlotte and Trever were having so much fun with Aunt Jen…Charlotte was painting Aunt Jen’s fingernails. Aunt Jen is so much nicer than me.
Sim called to see if I wanted him to pick up pizza on his way home since we have a scout thing tomorrow and won’t be able to do our regular pizza/movie night. Not cooking dinner sounded pretty great to me after a long day, so I was all for it.
He picked up two take-and-bake pepperoni pizza’s at Aldi on his way home and even grabbed a bag of grapes to go with it.
Thatcher left to go to soccer shortly after dinner and I left to go grocery shopping, which I really wanted to do all.by.myself. However, a little redhead cried and begged to come along. After being gone all day, I knew the fit was more about just wanting to be with mom then it was about being a stinker, so I told her if she could get her clothes on (she was wearing an old dance costume at the time) in one minute, she could come with me. She did it, with Dad’s help, and was smiling form ear to ear when she jumped in the van.
Gotta love my sassy little redhead. Life would sure be boring (and too easy…..) without that one keeping me on my toes.
Keep it Real!