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It has been record breaking beautiful weather!

27 Nov

It has been beautiful for the last few days and we have taken full advantage of the nice weather! Thanksgiving Day we had the windows open, Friday we shopped in Old Town, Saturday we enjoyed more sunshine and today we headed into DC to walk around the monuments.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we invited our neighbors who are originally from Poland over to share the feast with me, Kerry, Miss H and Mom. Miss H loves to play with their son and it was great to have them at our table. Plus, they bought a delicious apple cake that went along well with our meal.

Mom has started a Thanksgiving tradition of making Miss H a headress to wear for the occassion and this years was very cool. Miss H had to get up close and personal to show it to me as I tried to take a picture.

We tried to convince her that they were feathers but she was convinced they were leaves so leaves it is.

Also, she was a big help with making green bean casserole. Mom now is an expert at cooking with a toddler helper 🙂

Thanksgiving was great and we had enough leftovers for several days.

Mom and I decided to avoid the mall crowds and enjoy the nice weather by shopping in Old Town. There are some great shops along King Street and everyone was so nice! Plus, there were no huge crowds and we got lots of attention in every store we went in. We both knocked some items off our holiday lists and enjoyed the great weather and friendly faces.  Kerry, on the other hand, decided to take Miss H to Target, REI and hh Gregg. He claims that they were not too crowded but Miss H was not the easiest of shopping partners. I  think there was way too much for her to see, touch and be overwhelmed by! But, they wrapped up their shopping with lunch at McDonald’s.

Saturday started off with gymnastics and then Kerry and I went to a baptism and late lunch to celebrate the baptism while Miss H enjoyed time with her friends at the park and eating pizza.

Since this beautiful weather is certain to return to normal soon (notice Kerry in shorts), we headed to DC this morning to wander around the memorials and enjoy the sunshine. We started off by the Vietnam Memorial and then headed over to the World War II Memorial.

Since neither of us had visited the new Martin Luther King Memorial, we added that to our memorial visits this morning. Along the way, we stopped at the World War I Memorial.

Then it was across the street to the MLK Memorial.

While we were at Lincoln Memorial, we saw horses from a distance so we had to go check them out. I think they were the highlight. One horse really liked Miss H! I guess she smelled good because he lifted her shirt up and sniffed her belly. Miss H was a little stunned by this whole event but eventually laughed it off.

After all this history, we were all exhausted and needed lunch.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

On the agenda this week- Christmas tree and lots of decorations. Stay tuned.

Weekend in Williamsburg

14 Nov

Since Friday was a holiday, we decided it was the perfect weekend to get out of town for a little getaway. Dad and Kathy were nice enough to book us, and Jorge and Gina, a place in Williamsburg. The weather has been beautiful and it stayed that way for the whole weekend!

Miss H did great on the car ride and the first day we explored Colonial Williamsburg. Of course, Jorge and Kerry hammed it up a little.

Not to be left out of the fun, Miss H wanted to be put in ‘timeout’ too! She did not quite fit but she thought it was funny.

We wore everyone out with all the walking and fresh air so we went back to the condos and ordered some yummy Italian food to finish off the evening. Miss H collapsed and we were all not far behind her.

On Saturday, we headed to Jamestown first. The weather was even better and the National Parks were offering free admission since it was Veteran’s Day weekend. I was the only non-Veteran in our group but the free offer was extended to everyone 🙂

Plus, the local high school was doing kids activities and they were thrilled to have an eager participant. Miss H made a corn husk doll, a wooden bead bracelet and dug for treasure in a sand pit.

Also, she became a bowling champion.

All of us felt like old fuddy duddies when we kept commenting on how polite the high school students were at the event but seriously, they were so nice. Miss H loved the attention and we had fun wandering the grounds.

Then, we headed off to Yorktown. Big, wide open battlefield for someone to run and run. This was a great way to burn off some energy.

Miss H found a little British soldier in the gift shop but he did not last long on the battlefield. Kerry was so impressed with his, ‘yet another British soldier lost at Yorktown,’ joke that he wanted to make sure I got it on the blog. Well, there you go 🙂

It was a great weekend and it was nice to have a scream-free car trip! Hopefully, we have more of these kind of trips in the future.

Williamsburg has a great playground called Kidsburg and we spent some quality time there too this weekend. If you are in the area, this place is a must!

Thanks again to Dad and Kathy for a great weekend!