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Great Labor Day Weekend!

2 Sep

We pretty much stayed busy all weekend long with trips to Ikea, 14th street for more furniture shopping, downtown for a museum visit, meeting up with friends and Kerry got his fill of football. We wrapped up the weekend with soccer practice!

On Saturday, Kerry and Miss H headed to the Container Store for some shelving supplies while I met a friend for lunch. The rest of the afternoon was spent assembling shelves, eating turkey meatball subs and flipping channels between college football games.

Sunday morning, we got up and headed to Ikea for more house related things. Unfortunately, we did not find what we were looking for. Then, Mom and I headed to 14th street to seek out more house-related things. We founds lots of things we liked!


Monday was deemed a day for no house related things so we decided to take advantage of a quiet DC weekend and head into town. We first headed to the Natural History Museum for the Flight of the Butterflies in 3D at Imax. The movie was great and it was pretty funny to see Miss H (and all the other kids there) trying to reach for the butterflies. It really did feel like they were flying around you.

Just imagine her saying loudly, ‘Whale! Whale.’


We checked out the large shark teeth too.


Miss H remembered there was a carousel so we had to go for a ride. But, first it was time to pose for pictures.


She was tired of posing.


The waiting was agony.


But the rides were fun.



Since we were having such a great time we decided to stop by a new park on the way home.  Jones Point Park has had lots of recent construction so it was new to us. It is pretty cool because it is right under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.


Both kids had fun at the playground.




After burning more energy, it was starting to get really warm so we headed home.


I thought we had a cookout to go to this afternoon but imagine my surprise when we showed up and it was the wrong day. But, our friends were glad to see us (even if it was a day late) and the kids had a blast.


Miss H ended her super busy weekend with soccer. Can you believe summer is over and school starts tomorrow??

Glorious Spring

8 Apr


Glorious spring has finally arrived! And it is fantastic. We spent a lot of time outside this weekend and enjoyed every minute.


Miss S is loving being in the backyard- chasing balls, eating rocks and generally exploring her new surroundings.


Miss H had a friend over for a playdate on Saturday and the kids enjoyed the dog, the sand table and being outside. Nobody wanted to go home from the fun but I made Miss H feel better by planting flwoers in the pots on the front steps.


Then, Kerry’s cousin Kara came to visit and we spent time at Mount Vernon. Miss H checked out the animals and I am sure there is a sign somewhere that says, ‘no standing on the fence.’


Plus, she demoed her yoga skills on the back porch.



04072013-6Again, the weather was perfect.



We had a great time catching up with Kara (and Kara loved playing with Miss H and the puppy). I think everyone was sad to see her go this morning.