Saturday, September 24, 2011

And so ends our journey:)

Our trip is now a pleasant memory. Some last pics before we move on! Taking the ferry- Civil war sites, Raleigh Natural Science (we just missed the taste testing of bugs, bummer!). Time to unpack!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Out and about Williamsburg

More pics from trip. We never made it to Colonial Williamsburg, but we did spend a day each at Jamestown and Yorktown. Both locations had classes offered to homeschoolers the week we were there. The littler ones learned about Indian and colonial life as a child, and the eldest learned about the life of a private in the army.

Monday, September 19, 2011


Shelby and I went shopping today and when we got home this was in the oven. Compliments to Chef Garry. Life is good:)

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Williamsburg fun!

Sorry for the multiple posts-in the ride home I discovered how to blog and post pics from my phone at same time, but I can only do 5 pics at a time!
Sand art fun at the resort
Look at me!
Candle fun at Yankee Candle
Don't forget swimming (2 little heads way off in the distance!)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Day 2

 Our adventure continued slowly to the north. The original plan was to go up to DC to see some of the sights, but with the 10th anniversary of 9/11 events happening, we decided last minute it might be too crazy up there so instead we just meandered up toward toward Williamsburg. As all know, our kids have an obsession for trains and I have an obsession for paying little as possible for our adventures. We found a museum in Suffolk, Va that met all of our requirements. This cute little restored train depot was filled with all kinds of goodies. The volunteers were full of info, and all were excited to board the caboose!

Williamsburg or bust!

One the best perks in homeschooling is we get to go traveling anytime. And when it's off season, prices are less and the crowds are smaller-better for us all around:) This year we decided to venture into American history in and around Williamsburg, VA. Of course we needed plenty of stops along the way (driving of course) to stretch little legs. Our initial plan was to stop in St Augustine our first day, but it took us a LONG time just to get out of town and on the road. So, our first day we drove straight thru to Florence, SC. The next morning we got up and headed into Fayetteville, NC to the Airborne & Special Forces Museum. Great  boy museum!

Happy birthday to Aidan!

Since we are on the subject of birthdays, we can't miss our littlest little. Today is Aidan's 4th birthday. We celebrated with breakfast courtesy of Comfort Inn in Florence, SC. We are winding down from a fun week in Williamsburg. So last nite me and the hunny headed out at 10pm in search of a Target so the boy could have something to open (it's not that I forgot his birthday, it's cause the car was too full to pack gifts...yeah, I'm gonna go with that!). Anyway, a big happy 4th birthday goes out to Aidan. We love you!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Shelby's birthday take 2

Happy birthday Peanut!

Here we are-mid September. Where did the time go! We have already celebrated Shelby's 8th birthday (according to her she is almost 9 now ) and tomorrow we celebrate Aidan's number 4. It will be a small celebration as we are still on the road heading home (that's another post!). It was a fun day for her; at her request we headed down to Gma and Papa's for a pool party. Fun friends came to celebrate with us and Aunt Sara made a awesome cake!