Monday, October 24, 2011

Smithsonian Museum and Zoo

James said he wasn't really a jewelry guy but even he was a little impressed by the size of the Hope Diamond. We stumbled upon the diamond, as well as all sorts of other educational stuff, at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. 

The crowd was huge this Saturday in August, and Rebekah was a little restless. This may be due to the fact that she saw so many strange creatures, whose displays were not really aimed at a 2 year old.

Kristie did make James and Rebekah pose before the totem poles in celebration of their Native American heritage. Stereotyping? Yes, but they were okay with it. 

 Even in the crowd, though, Rebekah still found reason to smile. Perhaps this was because she had four different adults to swap carrying her around instead of just two. Or maybe she's just happy.

We then rode up to the Smithsonian National Zoo (which is awesome mainly due to the fact that it's free), where the girls all took a picture with the Giant Panda statue.

This picture was necessary because the actual Giant Panda didn't seem to interested in interacting with us that day.

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