Monday, May 21, 2012

History and Symphonies

We have been on the road a good bit lately so this past weekend it was nice to stay around Jackson...  but in true Whitfield family form it was still packed with activity.  On Saturday we ventured to the MS Agriculture Museum.  It has been a REALLY long time since I have been here (junior high honors trip to be exact:)  It turned out to be a lot of fun.  The museum had a huge model train display, and my little Noah loves trains!  They also have a historic old MS town complete with a filling station, general store, doctor's office, working cotton gin, barnyard and church.  The boys were really into it.  It felt very "Southern" sitting on the porch of the general store drinking root beer out of the bottle and eating candy sticks.  The magnolias and gardenias were in full bloom--smelled delighful!

Baby birds in the 2nd gourd from the left

After the museum we drove around looking at houses (a frequent activity) and Noah fell asleep.  The nap continued at home until the late evening (poor little fella).

Ethan and Graham thought this was hilarious.  He normally doesn't take such a late nap so we knew he was going to up late.  So we googled events for the evening and found out the MS Symphony Orchestra would be playing a patriotic concert for Armed Forces Day on the historic square in Canton.  We loaded up with our picnic blanket, snacks, and drinks.  The weather was so beautiful.  The kids actually loved hearing the symphony.  Sadly, the camera battery died.  We did get a few nice iphone shots to capture the moment.

The rest of the weekend was spent swimming, playing at playgrounds, visiting churches, and just relaxing.  It's beginning to feel a little more like home around here.

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