This is nothing special, well to you anyway. I'm not a scrapbook type, or a baby book writer, or even a picture printer. I'm terrible at recording memories. This blog is my attempt at holding on to some of my life as a Christian, a wife, and a homeschooling Mom of 5. I am a country girl that lived in a big city for 14 years, and moved to the Deep South for quiet, quaint, small town living.

Friday, September 9, 2011

End of Summer

We crammed in a lot of summer as soon as Troy felt better and school began.
We used a Living Social deal to the Franklin Institute for the first half of the day.
 The older 3 were a little timid at first.  
The MD Science Museum scares them with the loud heart beating and the dark space rooms.  
Maggie was the only one ready to go!
 Then we realized poor George grabbed Livia's shorts!  Oops!
 He kept pulling his shirt way down to cover the decal, but soon forgot all about it.
 Especially when they learned of the flatulating seats.  
(It was an air pressure experiment, not really about passing gas, but that wouldn't be near as funny!)
 Virginia loved whatever she could get into.  
She was ALLOWED to get into stuff!
 The giant walk through heart.
(The only thing Troy remembers from his trips there as a child.)
 Liv and George made paper.
 homeschool project- check!
 Troy took the kids up into the cockpit in the air and space room.
 Maggie hung out with me and had a quick snack.
 I'm so thankful Troy was with us.  
There was no way I could help and demonstrate things while corralling the older 3 and holding/pushing the baby.
 She liked flying ok.
 But would rather pose.
 Then we went to (a very wet) first day of the Maryland State Fair.
The rides were dry, and lines were non-existent! 

 Our little chickens are too afraid to ride anything fast or high. 
Liv was still just short enough to ride most kiddie rides, and Virginia was just tall enough to ride them for the first time. 
Liv and George sat with her most of the time to show her the ropes.

Except when an adult was required.  
Um, I'm not a fan of having to crawl through kiddie rides.
I must love her a lot.
 Troy was on camera duty, so I actually have documentation that I was there!

It was a great way to end summer!


  1. wonderful wonderful! Where is the Franklin Institute? Looks like fun. And I'm glad you all had such a good time together and at the fair. Still rejoicing with you!

  2. Philadelphia! It was just 2 hrs, and when you have napping babies, it is nice quiet time to and from. :)