Fourth Of July

A belated happy Fourth of July (or happy birthday America as Max likes to say). We celebrated with Benjamin Franklin and his wife at the New York Historical Society.
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Julie just wanted to cruise on the bench

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Julie loved the children’s section – lots to cruise on.
Julie loved this sctructure
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President Max (Did you know George Washington was inaugurated in NYC?).
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Making friends on a mock train.
Both kids loved hanging out on this train

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Finding items on a pictorial scavenger hunt.
Max did an Ispy hunt - he found he 'house'!
Making orange blossom ice cream colonial times style.
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Mark was really sad he missed these stories and songs about eighteenth-century life – ‘we won’t take your 3-penny tax.’Hearing recolutionary songs and stories - 'we won't take your 3-penny tax'
If you can’t tell, Brittney’s a little more into holidays and histories and dressing up – Mark is just happy to have a day with the kids.
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In the evening, Max and Brittney went to a bbq on the amazing roof deck of one of his classmates – though he was back home in bed before the fireworks.
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The star-spangled brownies and watermelon-blueberry-feta salad Brittney made for the bbq.
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