Sunday, April 7, 2013

DC day 1


The first day we went to the Natural History Museum. We loved it!


Annie threw one of the biggest tantrums in the museum. We took a breather and let her just play on the benches. One thing about annie is that she does not like to be contained. So being in a very crowded museum and not being able to run free about killed her. After the museum we let her run around on the grass and she was as happy as can be.


 For lunch Mj picked us up and took us to Good Stuff. It was delicious and so good to catch up with her.


 After Lunch Mj dropped us off at the Lincoln Memorial. 
On the way to Dc the boys watched Night at the Museum 2 so they both really wanted to see the Abraham Lincoln Statue. Gray specifically asked to get a picture in front of it and when I took it he asked "Did you get Abraham?"

 From the Lincoln Memorial we walked over to the Arlington Cemetery. This was a long walk to get to the cemetery and another long walk/ hike up to the tomb of the unknown soldier. The kids were done and we carried/pushed them most of the way. After that we called it a day.

  Monday night we drove into the city and saw the white house and the Washington memorial


Monday morning Drew went to work while I entertained the kids. Breakfast- which is always a highlight for these bacon lovers. Swimming and a bath party and a couple of hours of TV. When Drew finished we went out and drove through all the sites. It was beautiful and we couldn't help but feel gratitude for our country and all that the men and women did to make us the country we are today.

It was WINDY especially up in the look outs

Gray carried around a map most of the day, "telling" us where to go

Happy Easter

Drew found out a couple weeks ago that he had s deposition outside of Harrisburg, PA during mac's spring break. So we decided to all go and make a vacation out of it. The only bad thing was that we had to leave Easter morning. I love Easter and I love church on Easter Sunday. It's hard to get the whole spirit of Easter when you don't attend church but the deposition was Monday morning and we had a long drive a head of us. So this year Easter was a little rushed which wasn't my favorite but we didn't have much of a choice. We woke up the kids got them ready for church and let them loose to find the eggs, took a couple of pictures and rushed them into a fully packed car. Then rushed to church, partook of the sacrament and then got on the road and headed towards West Virginia.

The drive was long. The boys did great, very few complaints but Annie wasn't happy and slept only 30 min of the 8 hour drive. We stopped 2 times trying to break up the trip. Annie was happiest when she got the wipes and cleaned herself and the car seat.