We took a trip to visit family. My Sister is a homeschooling Mom to 4 little girls aged 8, 6, 4 and infant. The kids had so much fun visiting with their cousins. They played together so well. We spent a long weekend at their house and then drove to the big city where my Mom lives.
|B with her newest cousin K|
As homeschoolers, we wanted to explore some of the educational activities the city had to offer. Our first stop, as it often is, the Zoo! Most of these photos were taken by my 8 yr old niece A, she did a great job.
|Juvenile Snow Leopards|
|T's fave, Polar Bear|
|E's (6yr old niece) fave, Giraffes.|
|A close up shot of the snow leopards|
Our next stop was the Art Museum! We had never been there before. The kids really enjoyed all the kid friendly activities they offered.
|Drawing using magnifying glasses|
|Drawing in sections|
|Little art cases you could check out and take with you throughout the museum. The kids loved being able to sit down in the exhibit area and draw.|
|T saw a sailboat on the lake and sat down to draw it.|
|The little ones played with puppets from another kit we checked out.|
|The exterior of the museum|
We needed a little break from activities the next day and just spent some time at the park. The kids loved the large sandbox.
|That is T buried in sand behind B|
|B with her Cousins|
After my sister and the kids went home we were a bit bored. We took Grandma out with us on some new adventures (she had been with us on all the other trips as well).
We visited two museums, the first was a hands on museum for kids and the second was a natural history museum. Here are a few pics from those trips:
|T on the bed of nails|
|Controlling a robot Dinosaur|
|Cool miniature versions of the Great Lakes. Michigan|
|Some different types of eggs|
|Touching some fish fossils|
|Rain falling over the Great Lakes|
|There was a small Aquarium in the museum|
|Touch Tank with stingrays and sharks|
|A shark egg|
|T loved the stingray barbs and shark eggs|
|Trying out some pulleys|
|....and more pulleys|
The natural history museum had so much more than pictured but couldn't see everything and we visited at Christmas time to see the rest.
|Checking out some insects with Grandma|
|Looking in the window of an early American toy store|
|Looking at insects under the microscope|
|The Butterfly garden room. There is a butterfly on B's knee in this pic. They kept landing on us but flew away before I could get pictures.|
|A Mammoth skeleton|