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Birthday, Part Two

2 May

After the birthday present excitement and a pancake breakfast, we headed back downtown to the Old Post Office. Some of you are probably wondering why we would go there. Well, our DC Duck tour guide told us the Old Post Office had the best view of DC and it was totally true!

There was no line when we arrived at 10am and we had spectacular views. Miss H did not particularly care about the view but loved running around and hearing her voice echo.

So, I agree with our tour guide- this is a much better view than the Washington Monument.

Then, we headed across town to see the National Cathedral.

Miss H liked the side porticos. More space for running.

Her favorite part might have been the discovery of the playground. ‘Play! Play! Go play! Mommy play!’

She even got Kerry to slide down after her. His landing was not at graceful.

We ended the birthdays with a cookout and yummy dessert! Do you spot the little hand taking her perfect kid-sized cupcake?

We had a great visit with Grandpa and are looking forward to his return visit in the fall! Yeah for birthdays, visits and playing tourist in DC!

More Weekend Fun!

2 May

Kerry, his dad and several friends enjoyed a guys night out at the Nationals’ game on Friday night. The Nationals won and I heard there were lots of laughs! Saturday morning we decided to take a trip to the National Arboretum. Kerry had never been there and it has been years since I had explored the place. It is definitely back on the list of places we should go more often because it was great.

Plus, at the Visitors Center, they have a large koi pond where you can feed the fish. It was heaven for Miss H. “Fish! Fish! Fish!”

The koi knew exactly where to go for their snack. Some of these fish were huge- like 2 feet long huge and well fed. Miss H quickly learned, ‘Here koi! Here koi!’

We lost a shoe in the pond (it was rescued) but we were convinced someone might try to go swimming. 

I had to stop taking pictures because she stuck her fingers in the mouth of a large koi and thought it was funny. Meanwhile, Kerry was searching for the hand sanitizer.

After all that excitement, we headed to the columns.

Columns that use to reside at the Capitol, now reside at the Arboretum.

The weather was great (and we needed to burn some energy out of a certain toddler) so it was up the path to see the view of the Washington Monument and Capitol. It was a great vantage point and I am sure in the winter it is even better!

We walked and walked and walked and finally someone was tired. It was a nice way to spend part of a day!

Kerry and his dad share a birthday so Sunday morning was filled with presents and pancakes. Miss H had a lot of fun unwrapping the gifts. Who knew it was so exciting to get clothes in Dad’s size and golf tees!

They both had a great birthday and we continued onto more tourist attractions. More to come!