Thursday, August 13, 2009

Our Weekend Field Trips

Over the weekend we were very busy with school work and field trips. To start off with we had more passes from the library to another museum. This time we went to visit the History Museum. It was in the old court house that was built in 1916. It was alot of fun.
Here is a picture from the outside of the court house. The building was so beautiful.
This is a map that they had displayed inside. It is of what the French thought Florida looked like in the 1500's. They thought that Cuba was huge.

This was an example of the desk from the early 1900's. The boys were very glad that they did not have to sit in this for school.
I love this. With all the talk people have about being green and recycling, people were trying ideas for it along time ago. This dress is made from an actual newspaper.
There was lots of great exhibits, but the boys favorite was the court room. You recreate a court case. Here both boys wanted to be judge.

Gabe was the attorney interviewing the witness, Daddy.

My little jury. I think the might be a little bias if I was on trial LOL.

The view from the balcony. I had such a hard time getting good photos while we were there, because of the huge windows. They were all over the building, beautiful but it made it hard to get pictures.
This was a display that told the boys about the local government and how it worked. The little one thought it would be funny and pretend to order a pizza.

Sunday we went to the Zoo. We treated the boys to a ride on the merry-go-round. This was the only shot that we got with Gabe looking at us. You see the mirror to the inside, well he loved watching himself the entire time in it.
This bird was so funny. I was taking his picture and left. Well when I left he ran around to the other side of the pen where the path went to. The wings were spread out wide, it was a sight to see. I thank I made a new friend. :)

The day before we went Gabe bought a stuffed flamingo at the museum, so he wanted to see the flamingos at the zoo. I guess that the flamingos wanted to see him to, the one below kept sticking his head through the fence to say hi. Something was driving the birds crazy at the zoo that day.

Both of the boys thought that it would be fun to play in the chains at the Aviary in the zoo. I wanted Gabe to smile, so he made sure to smile for me. Crazy kid. Sam thought that it would be great to break out of the chains. He looks so dangerous, lol.

Gabe would not leave until he had a chance to pat the goat. It was amazing how this goat could get his head back in with out getting the horns caught.
Then of course we could not complete our trip to the zoo with out a pose with the monkey statue.

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