We are discussing taking a trip to Washington, D.C. and possibly visiting a beach on the coast while we are in that area. The kids are pretty excited. The number one request from the younger two is to get a TV for the van. What they mean is a DVD player. They have both ridden in “video vans” (as Sean called them) while on fieldtrips with preschool and think that is a necessity. I remember Sean kept asking if we could get a video van after his fieldtrip a couple of years ago. I have resisted this up until now because I prefer the kids learn how to entertain themselves with books or drawing/coloring or just playing educational games with their video games. They do a good job of this but they’ve never had to entertain themselves for more than 3 or 4 hours. There was one in the sale ad for a very good price so we will probably break down and do that. We also make several trips up north for appointments so this could be a sanity saver for me.
Here’s a picture I took last week of one of my tall tulips. I love the markings. I’m sure it took a long time for these flowers to evolve to such beauty (sarcasm). Thank GOD for his creation.