Monday, June 29, 2009

The Met

Saturday morning we headed out early and took the train to NYC. We had a wonderful trip planned for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We took a cab to the museum from Grand Central so that the kids would not be tired already by the time we got there. Mitchell was very taken with the big buildings he could see from his seat in the taxi.
We spent lots of time in the Egyptian exhibit. The kids loved our made up stories about the hieroglyphs and what we thought that they meant.
William, was the most adorable blue hippo....wish he could come to our house. He would have a good home here. Maybe i can get one for myself.

all of the kids were doing their best mummy pose...they are a funny bunch.
One of the things i love about a great museum is the guards. There are always one that are scary and then there are the ones that make you laugh or teach you something or show you something you would never have noticed. This guard in the background spent all his time acting like a mummy and making the kids laugh.

It now seems to be expected that i bring along some notebooks and pencils so that the kids can sketch the art that thtey like while we are visiting. Mitchell got a lot more involved this time than usual....and the girls had a great time sketching as well, checking each others work as they went.

And what city trip would be complete without a chance to feed the pigeons. Avery was a little nervous about this, oddly, but Mitch was all for it. I think he gave them more of his pretzel than he actually ate.
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7 comments:

Grammie/Mom said...

What a fun trip. Aren't the pigeons very friendly?

MLE said...

What a cool place! Loving the mummy pose pic!

Brown Family Blog said...

feed the birds...toppins a bag...

Chris said...

...and the new camera means that there's no shortage of pictures for Leslie to go through. I think I took almost 200 pictures over the course of the day.

MaryMary said...

Oh how fun and how I miss NY. Good thing you took a cab--isn't it like a mile from Grand Central?

And of course, very cool shots Chris!

Melissa said...

what a dreamy getaway.....at least for me; I dream of going to NYC someday.

hashbrowns said...

oh man! you can take your kids to the Met! I see now that there is zero hope of me ever convincing you to move this little valley and being my neighbor... you would fit in perfectly as a homeschooling mom and with your organic preferences, but the Met! i can't even pretend anything here compares with the met... soak it up for us, dear friend. I have to live through your adventures.

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