Thursday, January 13, 2011

day at the museum

We head over to DC all the time for museum outings, but I don't really think much of it most of the time. I really take for granted this amazing, FREE, world class museum complex we have out our doorstep. I wasn't able to take lots of photos with a wiggly baby in the sling, but here is a glimpse at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History where Zach had his homeschool science class today.
And for you knitters out there, this will blow your mind. A HUGE coral reef completely done in knit, crochet, and other fiber crafts. I was told it's the ongoing work of some 800 crafts people from all over. To read more about it (including how to get involved and the ravelry link) check out this page on the project.
The photos don't do it justice, if you have a chance to see this  - see it!
And of course the kids had a blast throwing snowballs on the National Mall. If only our elected officials would work out their issues in such a mature way as this, eh?

And you have until Friday night to enter the tree fort toy give away from Manzanita Kids!

7 comments:

The Ceol Mors said...

SO much fun! I used to take the boys I nannyed for to the Smithsonian all the time. Yep, you do take it for granted at times.
So glad Z had a good time...

Willew said...

Love that coral reef. Thanks so much for sharing.

Joy said...

How fun! That knitted/crocheted reef is amazing! Do you know how long it will be there? We'll be in DC in June, and I'd love to see it!

Anna said...

Oh, you are so lucky to be so close to the Smithsonian. My middle son would go gah-gah over the chance to go there all of the time. And that knitted coral reef is amazing. So beautiful!

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Wow! What an amazing exhibit!
Thank you for sharing.

gardenmama said...

oh my goodness! this museum looks absolutely incredible!!

Redbeet Mama said...

Oh thank you for this!!! Bliss, really.

Namaste!
Nicole

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