Friday, July 21, 2017


The past week has had some crazy heat and humidity (to the tune of 98 degrees with 60% humidity) so I decided to take the kids to some old favorites in a climate-controlled environment out of the house.

The Hirshhorn has a new exhibit by Ai Weiwei which portrays activists (from his perspective) from around the world, made entirely of Lego blocks. It was a remarkable production.
We visited the National Museum of American History last week with my sister, but the kids play area is apparently closed on Tuesdays (whoops). So, we returned this week with filled with excitement and confidence with it being a Thursday. Wengman's Wonderplace has a climbing structure with reading nooks, a pretend vegetable garden patch, grocery store, a mini version of Julia Child's kitchen, and even a play area for babies. It was the first time we'd been back since Josephine has been old enough to enjoy it and she loved it, however I'm sure I'll pay for it when she shows signs of some illness in the next 5-10 days after everything that she put in her mouth. (Living in the city has made me a total germaphobe. That's another post for another day. Or maybe not.)

In the produce area, girlfriend was really drawn to the California oranges ;)

Today we went back to the National Air and Space Museum, Henry's favorite, and it happened to be Mars Day, so there were special exhibits and hands-on attractions that allowed kids and adults alike to really feel like an astronaut on Mars through robotic simulations on remote-controlled devices and iPads. I continue to be impressed with the technical intuitiveness that Henry and other kids his age possess. The future is looking a little brighter!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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