2.13.2007

A Family Affair

British Museum
February 2007

My apologies that my post is so late getting up. We have spent the last 9 hours in the city exploring the British Museum and wandering the streets together as a family. It was an awesome school day and a perfect follow up to yesterday! I couldn't resist posting these three images and I hope that you like them. I shot so many pics, you may see a few more from this day before the week is out.

After our snow day last week, we bundled up once again and made our way into Central London. In history we have been studying Egypt, so we were excited to go to the British Museum to see their extensive exhibits of mummies and Egyptian artifacts. The boys were frantic busy bodies while John, Sadie and I could hardly keep up with them. For me it was rewarding because a few times they started explaining facts and stories we had learned together the past couple of weeks. It was great. Jack and I will be going back very soon. Next time, we agreed we will be taking sketch pads and pencils so we can illustrate everything that fancies us while we are there.

The top photo was taken from the top floor of the Museum looking into the court facing the library on site. The lines here still mesmerize me as I look at this image. The bottom two pics are of the kids. Each of these photos were caught when they weren't expecting it. Sadie looks like she could be anywhere else but there...and the boys in their wonder, wouldn't be anywhere else in the world. For the record, I think she had fun too! :)

A million miles away...

Listening closely...

30 comments:

bluemountainmama said...

i'm glad you are not letting the title of your blog dictate how many photos you post, b/c the two of your kids are priceless! and DO post more......

Corey Bienert said...

excellent lines in the first photograph :)

Corey Bienert said...

anna, if you dont mind me asking...how do you get so many viewers on your site? It seems like there are so many people that visit your page daily...is there any advice you could give me?

kenju said...

Anna, I would love to go to that museum. I have been fascinated by all things Egyptian since I was Jack and Sam's ages. Sadie looks pensive (or maybe bored) ...LOL.

I am not sure about the name of that company, but I don't think it was the one you mentioned.

Anna said...

bluemountainmama...thanks for that and I will be posting more! :)

corey...all I can say is that I visit a lot of blogs and the ones that I go back to are normally ones that come here. Also, people see my comments elsewhere and stop by for a visit. I wish I had a better answer for you! I am glad that you liked my first pic!

Judy...if you come here again...I will take you. The best part is it is FREE!

bluemountainmama said...

anna...you're up too late again!!! :)

Alice B said...

Anna, I'll have to say I really liked the first picture until I saw my grandchildren in the next two!!!! I truly believe that they are all thriving from homeschooling (even Sadie Katherine). Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

Same goes for me Anna. Mom and I ache to be there "doing school" with you and the kids.

Dad

Ashley said...

You guys are so lucky! and gorgeous photos!!

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Anna

These photos are wonderful. I never got to that museum unfortunately. If I ever get to London again I will get you to give me the guided tour.

I agree about the first shot, it is very appealing.

Lori

Joel Reynolds said...

Hey Anna,

Great shot! Another photoblog that I check has a picture of this same place - check it out - http://wvs.topleftpixel.com/07/01/30/
I hope you're doing well. I liked lookinng through your blog.
Joel

Mike said...

Great shots Anna. I really like the top one and the way you composed it, but the ones with your kids tell some great stories. You have done a great job of catching some precious moments at the museum.

Andrea said...

Loved the pics of the kids. The one of the boys so entranced matches your words perfectly. Sounds like a great day.

Sarch said...

Your top photo is very pleasing to the eye. However it doesn't hold a candle to either of the kid pictures.

Your children are very photogenic. I'll bet daughter is a lot like her momma.
The look on your two boys faces is absolutely priceless. I remember expressions of wonderment like that on my two boys when they were younger. That seems to go away a bit as they grow older :)

eurorebs said...

Dude. I love margarita's. Seriously.

And Sadie is so beautiful! Shoot. I was a DORK when I was her age. :)

The photo of the boys is priceless.

Ok. So now we gotta do hot chocolate and margaritas. Let's do the margaritas first since it will hopefully still be warm when I move to town. ;)

Ash said...

Beautiful images!
Love them all....

Melody said...

My sister (kimbofo) recently took photos at the Bristish Museum, such a wonderful place to visit hey? The building in the middle looks amazing...nothing like when I visited a decade ago...

Mike said...

Anna,

Three great pictures. The lines and tones in the first on are excellent.

John Roberts said...

The photo of your daughter is definitely a keeper!

Although I much prefer to live in a small town now (after growing up in New Orleans), the museums and other cultural attractions that large cities have to offer are something I miss. Sometimes.

Memories Catcher said...

Great pictures.I like a lot the first photo.Great details and textures.Well done!

Jenny said...

Those are such nice pictures of your children.

busybusymomma said...

Love the first photo but the 2nd and 3rd are great too... your dd looks so introspective.

Keep 'em coming!

talj said...

Beautiful images!!! I love this place, it really is an interesting building with so many photographic opportunities!!

Happy Valentines Day to you and yours :o) (((HUGS)))

Anna said...

I LOVE black & white photos. Some of my very favorite pics of my kids are in black & white. I also like sepia...

What a neat museum, I hate that we don't have more places like that around here.

the Anna from over there. =)

Pat said...

Anna, my first visit to your blog! I'm so happy I came. Love your profile. ;)

Also, the photos from the museum are wonderful. Love the first one but the one of the boys viewing the exhibits on the wall is wonderful and your daughter!

Well, guess I should say, "All are lovely!" HAHAHA!

photowannabe said...

Awesome shots. I love your candid shots of your children. The black and white is perfect for the pictures.

Melyssa said...

Wonderful lines, Anna and your children are simply beautiful. You are a very rich woman :).

utenzi said...

That's a great picture of Sadie, Anna. Really speaks to her personality. Trips like that really make me wish I was home schooled.

Nicole said...

What a fun school day. You pictures rock!

Pod said...

like the bottom pic