Archive | May, 2010

Memorial Day

31 May

We went to Arlington Cemetary early this morning to walk the grounds (seemed appropriate for Memorial Day). Most of the roads up to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were closed to walkers due to the ceremony today so our walking took us to Section 60 where the soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. It was really sad to see the families, kids and the really young ages (like born in 1985) on the tombstones. Kerry and I have often talked about volunteering to put out the flags or wreaths and this time, I am going to find out how to get involved.

Miss H liked all the flags and enjoyed running down the clear aisles.

And, it was hot today so off to the pool we went. If you remember back to the debacle of swimming lessons- we were not sure how Miss H was going to like the pool. Well, now her attitude about the giant bathtub has changed and she had a blast. She splashed, dunked herself, played and giggled about us splashing her. Next- need to get some water wings because we have a water baby now. Unfortunately, forgot the camera in the house so no pictures this time.

We finished our long holiday weekend with a small cookout with some friends and now are just enjoying the quiet before another work week starts. Hope everyone had a nice weekend!

Friends, the playground and the SPRAYground

30 May

We started off the long holiday weekend with our friends Stephanie and  Isaiah visiting from Colorado. They are expecting a baby boy in mid-August and were shocked at how much Hadley had grown since they saw her in July! Miss H liked them immediately and since Isaiah was always willing to roll or toss a ball to her- they became best buds. Hadley constantly chatters and gets very animated in what she is trying to tell you. Usually, Kerry and I respond with ‘really?’ or ‘is that so?’ or ‘that sounds very exciting,’ but Isaiah mixed up a bit and would say, ‘Stephanie was telling me the same thing last week,’ or ‘you girls are always such gossips but that is a really funny story.’ He even made Miss H laugh with his comments. We enjoyed a great dinner with them in Old Town and we are looking forward to seeing their new addition. Miss H was a little bit sad when they departed this morning for home.

This morning started off with a trip to the Farmer’s Market- unfortunately the yummy cherries won’t be in until next weekend. But, we did make a stop at the park on the walk home.

Later today, we went to the sprayground and it was a huge hit. At first, she was a little freaked out about the ‘rain’ coming from the giant flower but within a few minutes she was soaked, laughing and having a great time.

Why did they not have these when I was little? This beats the sprinkler any day 🙂