This past weekend was full of travels and adventures. We had a whirl wind trip to southern California.
Day One we explored the Los Angeles Science Center. There are plenty of exciting exhibits as you can see in the photos like:
Wind tunnels that blow hurricane level winds all over the kids.
which of course he must make it to the top to ring the bell and light the lights up…
then get his congratulatory slam down hug from his sis!
There were “crystal balls” which magically make your brother do ridiculous things!
Wind poppers that are irresistible to my drum player!
Thermal Imaging is always fun…
…and of course MY kids were hoping they could create gas that showed up on the screen!
The science center also has a fantastic aquarium/touch pools.
There were ICE (real deal COLD) walls
Quickly my son discovered punching ice, isn’t quite the same as punching snow!
lots of opportunities to push, pull, feel, examine, etc…
and last but not least…the Endeavor Space Shuttle has a home at the science center.
My kids were thrilled to touch wheels that have ACTUALLY BEEN IN SPACE!
“mom seriously these wheels have been in outer space! touch them mom, they were really in outer space!”
Day Two we met up with some friends and conquered LEGOLAND!
Day Three we celebrated with my childhood friend and her daughter at her daughter’s “Fancy Tea” themed birthday party.
I can remember as kids thinking when we grow up our kids will play with each other and we will all live happily ever after! ❤
Well it’s true minus a billion miles between us…amazingly our daughters are really close regardless!
I was cracking up watching these girls attempt delicate moves! One little girl had a tea-cup airborne giving the host a heart attack,
another nearly ripped her dress trying to break dance and my own sweet daughter ended up ripping off one of the roses on her dress…
Graceful they were not, but beautiful and happy they were!…these girls loved being fancy for a day!
It’s great when homeschooling gives you the freedom to learn on the go and share such fun memories with close family and friends!