Sunday, December 23, 2007

Botanical gardens

there was a sensitive plant, and when you touched the leaves, the leaves folded. they had a room with miniture buildings of D.C. that was made of plants. it was like a jungle. there was a train set that was in front of the building and that made out of wood.

Austin Ward


Our Second Trip to the Air and Space Museum

This trip we went to the museum with our Grandma and Grandpa Ward and our cousins Sam and Tyler and their parents Barry and Julie. It was alot of fun as we traveled through the musuem and looked at the Air planes and Space tools and the space shuttle and the huge black jet that I can not remember the name of. It was a lot of fun. We each divided into our own groups and took a cell phone with us. Sam, Austin, and Emily were in a group and Tyler,Willy, and Jessica were in a group. The grown ups and Lydia were all in a group together. (Sam, Austin, and Emily were the last group done and everyone was tired and hungry) Emily took a ton of pictures and all were annoyed with her slowness. Over all it was a fun enjoyable experience. (one last side note; Sam and Emily spun as they walked up swirly stairs and had woosy stomaches the rest of the trip.) IT WAS A TON OF FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EMily WARd

D.C. Lights at the Lds Temple

When we went to the Washington D.C. Temple the lights were amazing.

More then the 400,000 lights were lit. There was a concert in the visitor center from the Salvation Army Band they were fantastic this was they're friday night the 7th of December.

Jessica Ward

Visit to Mount Vernon

We took Grandma and Grandpa to Mt. Vernon on Monday the 3rd of December. The weather was a little cold and windy so there were few other visitors. We had a great time. There will be many blogs of this visit since we had such a nice time and we're giving the kids some blog practice. Mt Vernon was Washington's home that he inherited and built into a wonderful plantation. Take a look at the view from his back porch.

Austin's Baptism

Grandma and Grandpa Ward came from Idaho on November 28th. Austin had his 8th Birthday and he was baptized December 1st at the Centreville Va, Stake center. He looked so grown up and it was very special to have the program for just our group. Austin and Bill reported the water to be very COLD. When they were changing back into street clothes they decided the bishop wasn't joking about the cold water. Willy was our greeter, Grandpa gave the talk about Baptism, Lauril talked about the Holy Ghost, Emily led the music and Grandma and Jessica gave the prayers. Sister Ellsworth and the Bishop gave some brief remarks and we had a very nice evening.