Monday, March 09, 2015

Yorktown (Day 6)

Today was Sunday, so we tried to take it reasonably easy.  Emily and a few of her kids went to Stake Conference while we hung out at their house.

Ada could most often be found drawing and coloring at the kitchen table (much like at home).


While Ada colored, the other kids hung out with Alison on the couch.


After lunch, we took our kids and Austin (Sally wasn't feeling well) to the Yorktown Battlefield, part of Colonial National Historic Park.  Our first stop was at the Visitor's Center, where we found out that we were just in time for a reenactment and cannon shooting demonstration. They only do these demonstrations once a month, so we were pretty lucky to have stumbled upon it.

Here we are listening to a description of the cannons and artillery used.  I like this picture because you can see Ada smiling at me.


Alison notices her smiling and turns to scowl at whatever Ada is smiling at.


Then it's back to just Ada and me smiling at each other.


Here we're watching the cannon loading & shooting reenactment.


Austin didn't love the cannon shooting, it was a little loud for him.  Here's a video clip of the blast.

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We were able to take a closer look at a few cannons from the Revolutionary War that were displayed.


Kate, Ada & Austin.


Lyla was so excited to be able to hold her newest little cousin Ivy.


That night we Skyped with Angie and Hyrum.  The kids had some extra energy to burn off, and for some reason Lyla was in her skivvies.

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It was a lovely Sunday in Yorktown, Virginia. Tomorrow, we visit Jamestown.

1 comment:

squiute said...

Whoa I'm dizzy :)