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Fun trip to Mount Vernon

10 May

A few days after Christmas, we met up with Mom, Leigh, Chip and Mr. J for a post-Chrismas visit to Mount Vernon. The highlight was Aladdin the Camel.

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He was on loan from a local zoo for the holidays. I guess George Washington had a camel and they bring one to visit every year. This was a bit of a comical thief. You got fair warning from an employee about his tendency to steal sunglasses, jewelry, hair clips, cameras but several people did not take the warnings. And, he liked to lick tops of people’s heads.

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And, Mout Vernon always has a nice view.

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Glorious Spring

8 Apr

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

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

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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.

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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.’

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

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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.