Tuesday, February 3, 2009

henry ford museum

As most of you know, it has been a really hard winter up here in the fine state of Michigan.  And thanks to the wonderful insight of the groundhog - we are in for at least six more weeks.  We have a serious case of cabin fever going on around here.  Unfortunately, there's not a whole lot of things to do here in the winter time - especially things that are good for a family with a six year old and a one year old.

On Sunday we decided that it would be a change of pace to go the Henry Ford Museum.  I knew that it would not be all that interesting for Paige - but she enjoyed getting out of the house and the change of scenery.  I thought Emily would be more into it with all the trains and really cool looking stuff, but she wasn't interested.  Her favorite part - the gift shop.  Oh well.  Eric and I liked it.  I haven't been there since I was eight years old, so it was all pretty new to me.
I had no idea that they had quite a few of the presidential limos there - and especially this one that belonged to President Kennedy - the very last one he rode in.  Very moving.
Of course, Eric liked all the race cars.
And the big steam trains.
Eric and Emily even got to help build an old Ford.  They put on right bumper.  Emily got to use tools - and the lady that was working with them was quite impressed with her skills.  That's our girl.  She's apparently got a future in classic car repair.
The Rosa Parks bus.  We even got to go in and sit in her seat.  Pretty moving - especially given our current events.  My favorite exhibit.
And this child - from Monday - who loves to wear hats.  She is so funny.  Her new word this week is "Yeah".  She says it instead of "yes".  Ohmygodijustwanttosqueezeher!!!!

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