Archive | January, 2012

Everyone is Exhausted From the Fun

29 Jan

All of us are exhausted from this weekend! We started off with gymnastics, then out to lunch, some shopping, dinner with friends and then Sunday was a trip to the car show, a preschool open house and time in the wagon.

But, we had a great time.

After gymnastics on Saturday, we headed to lunch so we could scope out a potential birthday party location for Miss H’s upcoming third birthday. Miss H liked the food and we like the idea of a make your own pizza party. She loves to help me cook and we thought it would be fun to have a ‘chef’ themed party. So, one thing checked off the list!

For dinner, we had a nice visit with friends and Miss H and one of her BFFs ran around until they were exhausted. Miss H did not even make it out of the neighborhood awake. We managed to carry her into the house and get her ready for bed without even a stir. She slept in this morning too! We need to go out with them again soon 🙂

Kerry wanted to go check out some of the SUV options at the Washington Car Show so we headed to DC this morning. We saw all sorts of cars and Miss H enjoyed climbing in trunks, beds, cabs, backseats, front seats and just all over the place.

Kerry liked the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Miss H made sure all the buttons worked.

After viewing all the American cars, we headed downstairs to see the rest. Miss H loved the Mini Cooper (and so did Kerry and I). I liked the hatchback Volvo and Kerry debated between the Nissan SUVs. It was a fun way to spend a few hours!

On our way back to our rock star no charge Sunday parking space, we headed into Capitol City Brewery for lunch. Miss H liked the mini-corn dogs (without the corn part) and we were all re-energized from all the walking around the Convention Center.

After we returned home, I headed to a preschool open house to check out another school. We have our top pick interview this week and then Miss H visits next week. We will keep you posted on our interviews.

Now, Miss H is sound asleep and we are fading fast. Hope you all had a great weekend!

Did You Know….

24 Jan

That yesterday was the most depressing day of the year? Blue Monday falls on the last Monday of the last full week in January and that was yesterday. I guess people were a little grouchier at work yesterday but I was just chalking it up to the dreary, cold, foggy weather and that it was actually going to be a full week of work.

In case you were wondering, the happiest day of the year is in June.

We spent a majority of our weekend inside due to ice, cold and general dreariness. Miss H had fun creating a pile of blankets, pillows and other things at the bottom of the stairs and just jumping into the pile. She was practicing some of her gymnastics moves too.

I had to discourage adding books to the pile.

Also, Mom and a friend of hers came to visit on Sunday and we all headed to the Museum of American Art for the Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage show.  It was a great collection of 64 photographs that is definitely worth a visit to see. We wandered around the rest of the museum and enjoyed several floors of artwork on both the American Art and Portrait Gallery side. There were some great kid activities going on and now I am curious- does anyone know a good list of kid friendly activities on weekends? We tend to find our own but I am sure there is a great list somewhere, right?

Miss H has been sleeping on the floor for months but recently she has moved her nest into the hallway. Not sure why this carpet is more comfortable than the carpet that is 10 feet away in her bedroom but it seems to be. And, she stayed there all night long. So, we will just let her stay there 🙂

Hope everyone had a great weekend!