Before we left though, we stopped by the elementary school for J's Bio-Wax museum. All the 3rd graders researched an important person (mostly from history), dressed up, and "became" that person Friday afternoon. They were frozen until we pushed their buttons, then they gave a short talk about themselves. Can you tell who J was?
But we were lucky to have that afternoon because Tuesday it POURED rain. During one break in the storm, we went out to Cape May lighthouse and climbed the 199 steps to the top. The boys loved that, especially the gale force winds at the top. They chased some waves at the beach while the grandparents and I took M into the little museum which was full of slithery creatures that she adored.
We got home in time for the storm to hit again. We were glad we weren't in a tent. The temperatures dropped dramatically, so we went to the zoo. It's a pretty nice zoo but because of the cold, all the animals the kids wanted to see were in their houses, so we missed the snow leopards, giraffes, lions, the tiger, and most of the birds and smaller animals. :(
|M really wanted to pet this swan. It really wanted to nip her.|
|J really, really liked the aviary.|
All in all, it was a nice week and the kids loved the house and the beach and all the time they got to watch PBSKids while stuck inside... I am still hoping that next spring break (after two in a row spent shivering), we get some nicer weather!
|Shenanigans in the back seat. The reason they rarely are allowed to sit together.|
|C was glad he brought a tripod. He had fun taking pictures from the balcony.|