Friday, March 29, 2013

Egg Hunt in Waterford

We had an Egg Hunt for our friends in Waterford!
Carter and Luke had a blast prepping for the festivities, making signs and setting up the tables. 

Our friend Jeff Blizzard (a pastor at Purcellville Baptist) shared the Easter story with the Resurrection Eggs.  The kids all did a great job participating and listening as Jeff explained each of the twelve eggs.

Then time for the egg hunt...over 600 eggs to find.  We divided the kids up, the bigs and the littles.
A few games.
Lots of fun.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Our Day in Colonial Williamsburg

After a day of rest and a chance for Jeremy to get in town to meet us, we headed to Colonial Williamsburg.  The day was much colder (and terribly windy) than we hoped for so the touring was a bit short.  Still we had a chance to explore many places.
Caught the end of Patrick Henry's speech

We had lunch at Shield's Tavern (after trying other places and realizing we could not get Brayden in).
We walked around checking out the bakery, dress maker, furniture makers, the Capitol and a distant view of the Governor's place.
 The place where the guns were stored was a big hit.
 Finished up with a look at the church and the place where George Washington like to sit.

Nice visit but we were happy to get out of the wind (Brayden called it a day early and was happy to get in the car).

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A day in Jamestown

After a very eventful adventure just to get to Williamsburg, we enjoyed our first day at Jamestown.

Checking out the Native American houses (a bit cold so there was not much action that day).
Digging out a canoe.
Grinding the corn.
Then to the fort.
Must prepare with our armor.
 Collecting the water.  Luke thought he was pretty strong...
 Checking out the sleeping quarters (not so soft).
Checking out a shooting demonstration.
Then reporting for guard duty.
The Church.
 Checking things out.
Off to the ships.
Not the best sleeping quarters, tiny bunks and usually for two.
Checking out the way the ships would find direction.
Nice day and then a little fun in the gift shop.