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.


Mother Crone's Homeschool said...

I didn't know it had opened again!! Yes! We love LSC!! I will have ot hit the website straight away....and find when the next homeschool day is coming up.

Kate in NJ said...

Oh no, I should have passed on the
e-mail about it... your two are plenty old enough for the many programs they had special for the day. Most of the "special programs"
started at 3rd grade and up.:-(

Mrs. Darling said...

Oh wow that looks like a lovely day. What a great place to take kids. Im envious!

Kate in NJ said...

Thank you Mrs D, we did have fun!

amanda said...

Oh my goodness, that science center looks awesome! What a fun way to spend a very special day :)

nina said...

Can we visit? You have the coolest activities near your home. P must have lots of stamina. Has she always been this way. Will my 3.5 year old ever be able to enjoy something for 5 hours. Wow, I'm impressed just thinking about the 5 hours.

Daphne said...

I can't wait until Soph is old enough to participate in our homeschool activities at the local museums. I must say I'm a bit jealous of all the awesome things you have around you... and if DC traffic weren't so horrible I'd be a lucky duck too! And about the Rainforest Cafe... Soph's never been impressed either (and she can't even eat the sundae so no perk there for her).

Nina - Sophia is just about 3 1/2, we took her to the Museum of Natural History - I thought she'd be done in 20 minutes, we were there about 3 hours and she didn't want to leave- I think they all have their "moments". Yours will come :)

Angela H said...

Kate, great pictures! We had so, so much fun with you all--would love to do it again in a few months! (Once we all!)

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