Monday, July 29, 2013
natural history museum
jen and i became members of the natural history museum. we got our membership with a groupon so it wasn't very expensive. it has been quite a while since i have been to the museum and they have tons of new stuff. jen and i met there with all the kids and spent most of our time in the new nature lab. it is a really beautifully designed space. the kids had so much fun exploring the different sections featuring various animals and their habitat. they also loved exploring the nature garden right outside.
there was a gem and mineral hall that was very exciting. mason is really into gems right now so he loved looking at all the different emeralds and crystals. dahlia and i were particularly impressed with the diamond collection. you know girls and their diamonds. so pretty.
before we left we spent time in the butterfly garden. one landed right on kira's shoulder. the kids loved looking at all the beautiful butterflies. there were so many. such a pretty sight.
after everyone was worn out we headed back to my place for a sleepover. the kids had so much fun with their cousins. yay for summer sleepovers.