Today was a C.O.L.D. day. The type of day where just looking outside makes you cry, but somehow I pried myself out of my SOFTEST SOCKS EVER from Bath & Body Works, and we all went down to the newly opened, fantastically renovated American History Museum. Now, I have to say that although this *might* be a minor inconvenience to our guests, we really need all of you to come back so we can take you to the NMAH. It was completely worth all of the teeth chatter, the boys (well, okay, just Eli) whining about how cold it is, and the smell of the homeless/lazy people who feel it isn't necessary to shower before cramming their smelly bodies into the metro, or right next to me as I try to focus on reading the Gettysburg Address written by Lincoln himself. Unfortunately that experience was cut short as I had to leave the room in order to NOT vomit all over the case protecting the historical document.
Now, I have to bring up a conversation of sorts that I was having with my friends Ally and Wendy. Wendy said I was graceful and Ally basically said haha - no way! Well, Wendy my friend, I must tell you about this. We were walking to the NMAH, and I had my hands in my pockets as we were hurriedly walking behind Norman, who was pushing the stroller. Well, as we were walking alongside the Old Post Office (a beautiful historic building) Eli asked me if I could carry his camera for him. Now, still walking quickly with both hands in my jacket pockets, I turn to discuss this camera carrying situation, and as I look in front of my briefly to see where I was going, I ran smack dab into the side of a wall that I had not seen sticking out right in front of me. It wouldn't have been bad but there were people behind me, and I really hurt my face. Total faceplant in a concrete building while walking full speed. My head still hurts, and I'm sure the people are still laughing.
Okay, so here are some pics we took in the museum...
Chase playing with a little girl inside the Children's Discovery Lab
Eli in the Discovery Lab
They had a lot of artifacts, photos, stories, and other things from slavery times...
Ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz
Now, this was amazing. I had to take a picture of the little information sign. The picture below the information one is of George Washington's actual clothing. PRESERVED REAL CLOTHING FROM THE 1700's. Unbelievable.
Now, this one is a bit dark, but this is what we left the museum to find. Freezing temperatures and SNOW!
But we had a craving for Mexican food from our favorite little place, Tortilla Coast. They have the best salsa on the planet...it is sooooo very good that you can even do this...
Perfect ending to a perfect day!! And believe it or not, I'm ending this post up!! Sorry it was so long, but I did have a lot of pictures to take now that I have a camera again... :)