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Family Visit!

28 Sep

Kerry’s aunt and uncle (and Grandpa’s brother) came to visit for a few days and we had a great time! Both Kerry and I enjoy playing tour guide in our own city and his aunt and uncle were excited to see al the sites.

The first day we headed to the Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial, the new Martin Luther KIng Memorial, the FDR Memorial and finished our downtown loop with the Jefferson Memorial.09202013-6

Then it was time for lunch. We headed up near the National Cathedral and grabbed a great lunch (and re-fueled for more walking).


Can you find Kerry?


We are excited to see that the observation level of the Cathedral was open. It gives such great views of town.

Then we explored some more and we were all thoroughly exhausted by this point. We really lucked out with great weather!

We picked up Miss H from school and then headed to our favorite pizza place. Rich and Rae were impressed with our pizza choice 🙂


Kerry and I have never been to the Pentagon Memorial and since it was on Rich and Rae’s list of sites they wanted to see- we stopped by after dinner. It was really nice.


Saturday morning, we split up for the first part of the day. I headed to soccer with Miss H and Kerry took everyone else to the Old Post Office tower and to the Capitol Visitor’s Center.

We met up at Fort Washington.  Again, we has nice weather and some great views of the Potomac, DC and Mount Vernon.



After all this walking, it was back home for a steak and salmon dinner.

Sunday morning, we took them to Grandpa’s favorite place and they were impressed.




09222013-1We had fun being tour guides! They took off for the rest of their east coast trek and we hope they come back soon.


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??