Nathanael loves fancy things.  Noah loves history.   Mommy loves getting out of the house art.

So a trip to the Getty Villa has been on the to-do list for years. Unfortunately, sometimes when things are nearby they easily slip off the radar.  (Beautiful ocean sunsets?) It’s easy to dream about taking the boys to the see the Eiffel Tower (we are all wearing berets) but it’s hard to pack lunches, remember cameras, and get motivated to drive 50 miles south.  When the boys new school (they are now going to school part time and being homeschooled part time) planned a field trip to this fantastic “warehouse” of Roman and Greek antiquities, I was excited.

After our school group left, we stayed behind to explore a bit more on our own.

Noah says, “They look like legos!”

For Brent who is intrigued by the idea of “metal wings”.

The Getty Villa has a hands-on family forum.  However, you have to have advanced reservations and we did not but…

…after a little pleading from mom. 😉

The warrior and the musician.

The warrior and the musician.

Creating our own antiquities.

While we were in the neighborhood, we met with my friend, Deb.

Deb made us treats and prepared a scavenger hunt for the boys.

Reading the clues.

She even included geography.

“Hmmm…what do you think?”

At the end….hacky sacks!  Deb gives a demo!

Noah also enjoyed playing with Ellie.

I think he wore her out.


Antiquities, beauty, friends, games, and kitties.

It could not have been a better day.

Hugs and High Fives,