Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

Pierce wanted to go to the Air and Space museum more than anywhere else when we were in DC. 
 

The boys were impressed with all the planes and space exhibits.  They loved getting to go inside a few planes.

The Air and Space Museum was just as crowded as the Museum of Natural History had been.  I confess all those people were overwhelming for me. 

But it didn't bother the boys.  They waited their turn patiently for a chance at some of the hands on activities.

The rockets and such seemed huge to me, so I can't imagine how magical they must've seemed for little boys.

Pierce was excited to have a chance to blow some vacation money at the gift shop.  My parents were kind enough to give each of the boys some spending money for our trip.
Cort and Reid each bought a metal airplane.  Pierce bought a little robotic toy that winds up and then squiggles across the floor shooting sparks along the way.  He adores this little robot - he showed it to every stranger we met after that!  As for me - I was a little disappointed that none of them wanted to buy some space ice cream - I love that stuff! 

27 comments:

Buttons said...

What no space ice cream?:) What a great way to spend the summer they will not forget this. B

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Thr Air and Space Museum is always the only museum my husband cares to see when in DC. I really like it too. Oh, and as for the gift shops..... the only thing I have ever brought home is an astronaut ink pen and if I ever lose it, just kill me... because I love it that much.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

That was one of my favorite places when we went to DC years ago, I know the boys were happy to see all the airplanes and space stuff close up.

My Journey With Candida said...

That had to be a very enjoyable day for the boys!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the space ice cream too. It looks like you had a great visit to the museum.

I Am Woody said...

Awesome!! One of the many places I would love to visit!!

mail4rosey said...

Space Ice Cream! :)

I'm glad you had a nice visit. I'd like i there too, I do believe.

Michelle said...

Sounds like a great day for the boys!

TexWisGirl said...

how cool for them.

The Little Acre that Could said...

You had such a great, interesting holiday. The museums look wonderful! I don't know what space ice-cream is, but it sounds sweet and I probably would have voted for buying it. :-)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I bet it was a magical experience for the boys. They are learning so much and appear to be drinking it all it. I would love to see that Amelia Earhart display--I've been fascinated by her since I was a little girl.

What is space ice cream?

Jill said...

Love seeing the wonder in their eyes.

Sally said...

Wonderful!

So very glad you all had a great time. :)

Anne Payne said...

We want to take our boys to DC someday. It's been so long since we've been. So much history and cool stuff to see. I want to go when it is off season. do. not. like. crowds.

Ginny said...

I know I would love that little robot as well!!! This is one place we have never been, and our friends tell us it is spectacular! So I can only imagine how excited the boys were! Your pictures really have a big WOW factor today! NOW, what exactly IS space ice-cream and why did the boys not want any??

A Quiet Corner said...

Years ago, when I was last in DC, I went to the Air & Space Museum along with that of Natural History...those have always been my favorites! I wonder which one will be the astronaut!...:)JP

Blackberry Lane said...

I'm happy the boys enjoyed their visit so much. Glad they got to pick something special from the gift shop, too.

Andrew Fulton said...

It looks like a fantastic place to visit... many thanks for sharing.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

How fun! This looks like it would be heaven for little boys :)

Sandra said...

I have never been to DC! It looks like a great time.

LisaS said...

-My favorite museum in D.C. I have to admit! Glad the boys enjoyed it ;)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I think it was a fun day to learn stuff!
love
tweedles

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

You could have bought your own space ice cream since they didn't want any. No sharing! :)

So glad the boys enjoyed it as much as they did.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Those are going to make some wonderful memories for the boys. I sure would love to visit the Air and Space museum. Happy Wednesday!

Nancy said...

Boy heaven. :)

Linda said...

Great fun for kids and educational too. Have you seen the newer museum out near Dulles?

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

I've never been there. I bet the boys really enjoyed it!