Archive | May, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend, Part 2

30 May

We had the best of intentions of going to Arlington Cemetery on Monday morning but by the time we got there, it was packed. Since it was already hot, the lines were long and Miss H usually does not do well with waiting- we headed downtown instead.

There was plenty of parking at the Jefferson Memorial and we had a nice walk to the Washington Monument and World War II Memorial. We found a fun tree to play in too!

Miss H loved the fountains at the WWII Memorial and was sadly disappointed that she could not go swimming.

We all were sufficiently sweaty after all the walking around and decided to head home for time at the pool. Our Memorial Day Weekend ended with a nice cookout with neighbors.

Hope everyone had a great weekend too!

Memorial Day Weekend, Part 1

28 May


For Miss H, Memorial Day Weekend, means the pool has finally opened. For weeks, she has watched the repair, cleaning, filling and maintenance of the pool and desperately wanted to jump right in. So, on Saturday we were one of the first there. Like most kids, she was completely immune to the chilly water and had a blast. I think our weekends will be filled with time at the pool.

The rest of Saturday was filled with a birthday party and a trip to Bethesda to see a friend’s new baby daughter. We did stop by her new school to check out the playground. She gave it a thumbs up. Hoping she likes the whole place in a few weeks.
Yesterday, we did our regular farmer’s market trip and then back to the pool. Kerry has wanted to take Miss H to a baseball game, or really any sporting event, but we wanted to test out a smaller venue first. Since the Bowie Baysox played this weekend, we decided to head there for a game.


Besides the heat, it was a great venue! Free parking, cheap tickets and Louie-ville. Louie is the mascot and has a play area that includes a carousel, moon bounce, chance to hit baseballs, throw baseballs and face painting. Miss H had zero interest in baseball but she loved Louie-ville. She was a sweaty, tired mess (almost fell asleep on the carousel kind of tired) by the time the 5th inning rolled around and we decided to head home.

Mom even enjoyed Louie-ville.

We did see Louie but Miss H was a little skeptical of the green monster.


We succeeded in exhausting all of us the last two days! Hope everyone is staying cool and enjoying the weekend.