Friday, May 15, 2009
Last week our sister in-law Jackie and our nieces Sydney (10) and Jordan (4) came to visit for three days. Melissa had a blast playing with her cousins.
On Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Jackie, Sydney, Jordan and I went to the Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs while Paul and Melissa stayed home and played.
Tutankhamun and the Golden age of Pharaohs" explores the figures who guided ancient Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. The exhibition focuses on the 18th Dynasty, a 100-year period when Egypt was at the height of its power and the "golden age" of Egyptian artistry. This was the era when Tutankhamun and his ancestors reigned. The extensive array of more than 130 extraordinary artifacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun and other ancient Egyptian sites features 50 of Tutankhamun's burial objects, including his royal diadem and one of the four gold and precious stone inlaid canopic coffinettes that contained his mummified internal organs.
I really enjoyed it, I like doing things like this now that I'm older and wiser. Sydney and Jordan didn't want to be there, but one day they will like things like this.
That night Jackie and the girls stayed and had dinner with us. Melissa loved playing with Sydney and Jordan.
On Thursday, May 7, 2009 Sydney and Jordan spent the night with us. Melissa didn't know that they had stayed over. The next morning she was up and ready to go by 7:30am. Sydney and Jordan had stayed up late watching TV so I was doing everything I could to keep Melissa out of the living room. She found her way to the living room and found her cousins sleeping on the floor. She wanted to get on the air mattress and wake them up.
The girls stayed with me all day on Friday while Jackie ran some errands that day. We went to the park and once again Melissa loved having her cousins playing with her at the park. You could tell she was eating it up.