On break before the actual leave, we did several things. We went to the Petersburg battlefield, John ran a 5k in an amazing time (21:30!), and we went to the Children's Museum in Richmond.
|Exploring a tunnel!|
|This was a neat machine that sucked colored scarves through pipes and spit them back out.|
|An ambulance was one of Thomas' favorite things to play in.|
|Riding a triceratops!|
|Just a random silly picture!|
|Loving his new blocks!|
|Daddy had just as much fun with the blocks as Thomas did! He made Thomas a helmet.|
|Opa and Thomas playing and having fun!|
|New Christmas jammies!|
|My guys playing the piano--Adorable!|
|Obsessed with touching all the lights!|
|Having fun with (Great-) Opa!|
|Such a sweet photo.|
|Inside the Library of Congress.|
|Thomas fell asleep on our way home!|
|What a cutie.|
|Pointing to and naming each letter.|
This last weekend, we went to see Jamestown and Yorktown (we already saw Colonial Williamsburg). It is about an hour's drive away. (We forgot the camera, so I don't have any pictures to share.) Jamestown is the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. I'm surprised how much has been found and preserved in the museum there! Swords, suits of armor, books, and even glassware! They had recreated the ships the first group sailed over on and you can get on and explore the ship which was super neat. They also recreated an Indian village and the first settlement founded in 1607. So interesting!
Yorktown is where General Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington in the Revolutionary War. We saw another neat museum there with tons of artifacts as well as the monument there. We got a magnet for our fridge with all three of the historic cities represented. Hooray!
So now, we're down to less than a month until we head home to Nevada! We're all getting extremely anxious to leave...we miss our home, our stuff, John's job, the west, our friends, and being closer to our family.