Thursday, September 27, 2007
Liberty Science Center Homeschool Day!
We spent Princess's birthday at the Liberty Science Center for their homeschool day.
This was after Farmer Dad took her to Dunkin Donuts to pick out her own donut.
We met friends who are also homeschooling that we have not seen in a while
and the kids had a great time together.They just reopened it after being closed for two years
during renovations and it is huge and fun and I know we didn't see it all, although after almost 5 hours
it doesn't seem possible.The kids explored the Hudson River,saw many live animals (snakes,fish,turtles etc),
learned about earthquakes and elevators and tried to move cargo containers with a computerized crane.
We played and investigated and had a fun lunch break filled with various renditions of the " Itsy Bitsy Spider".
We watched an operation being performed on a banana and learned how quickly diseases are spread
thanks to air travel. We let Princess pick out a couple small souvenirs with some of her birthday money
and headed out to dinner at the Rainforest Cafe. Fortunately there was plenty of traffic, so she got a nap
before dinner ;-) The restaurant did not impress her, but they did sing Happy Birthday and give her a balloon
and free ice cream sundae which she did not want to eat.
We walked into the house and had phone messages and couldn't even return them before the phone started ringing with more "Happy Birthday" calls. Including Princess's two Uncles who were unable to be at her party.
One is in California with his family and one is in grad school in Virginia.Then my sister came to take her for ice cream. She came home tired but happy and we watched a movie and went to bed.