If you're reading this blog from Northern Virginia, you will totally understand this question; will this rain stop soon? It's been raining for nearly two weeks straight. Since we're still in the midst of summer vacation, I needed to find something to occupy my children's time during the season of continuous rain. Here is a list of my Friday Fives that I was able to do this week and this weekend. I would love to share with you and hopefully it's helpful for you and your family especially since it's projected to continue to rain and storm next week.
1. National Treasure
As a military event photographer at The National Archives Museum in Washington D.C., my children realize I get to photograph military events weekly at this museum. So my children wanted to watch the movie National Treasure. They've never seen the movie nor been inside the National Archives until this week.
My eldest son is a big history buff, so watching this movie was right up his alley. It's nice to see Washington D.C. on the big screen.
As a child did you watch the movie series Jaws? Since it's been raining constantly over this past week, I decided to introduce my kids to this movie series. Oh my goodness it was the best thing ever. We popped popcorn and watched a movie per day. You would think we would start with original movie; no, we started with Jaws 3. Also if you have Amazon Prime, the movies are included with your prime subscription. We watched Jaws Revenge yesterday; great flashback.
Jaws is also on the Big Screen at the Bow Tie Reston Town Center 11 & BTX; tomorrow (August 4 at 11 am).
3. National Museum of American History
I’m a totally a museum geek! Give me a few hours and a cool museum and I’m in heaven! This week, I took by boys to Washington D.C. to visit a few museum we haven't visited since living in Northern Virginia. So, since it's been raining we wanted to see a new museum. While there we were able to see one of the first Apple computers as well as a mock up of Julia Child's kitchen. If you ever want to show your children how things use to look like, this museum is a must see.
4. National Museum of Women in the Arts
This Sunday, August 5, The National Museum of Women in the Arts is offering a Free Community Day. Your admission includes a #FierceWomen tour at 1 p.m. To obtain tickets for your family or to learn more about the event, visit https://nmwa.org/events/free-community-day-august.
5. Tax Holiday in Virginia
Like many other parents in Northern Virginia, i'll be out at the stores purchasing clothes and school supplies. This weekend (August 3 - August 5, 2018) is perfect day to do it since it's the tax holiday (tax-free weekend) for our state. As the fall season is right around the corner, i'm also using this weekend to purchase the clothes I need for my own family's fall portraits. My husband and I came up with a theme and now we're working to find the different clothing piece to complete our idea. I can't wait to share with you the final family portrait.
If you're looking for photographer for your family portraits, I would love to speak with you.
I hope this Friday Fives list is helpful and beneficial to you and your family. As it doesn't look like we will receive a reprieve from the rain for a few more day. I'll be back to the drawing board looking for ways to entertain my children; i'll share more ideas next week.
Tamieka Smith is Northern Virginia Family, Military, Maternity, and Senior Photographer located in Woodbridge, VA. If you are in need of a professional photographer to document your family's legacy, I would love to speak with you via telephone at (571) 250-5073 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.