Monday, August 16, 2010

Weekend Getaway

Last weekend Craig and I went to Washington, DC. It was really nice to spend some time together before school starts. (Big thanks to Nana & Papa & Grandma for watching the Doodlebug and Ladybug!)

Neither of us had ever been to DC and it was a lot of fun. We went to a few of the Smithsonian museums. I can't believe the stuff that they actually still have, all in one place. It's incredible. They had Abraham Lincoln's top hat and suit, the original star-spangled banner (the one that inspired the song), Julia Child's kitchen, and Archie Bunker's chair. Of course Craig wanted to visit the air and space museum. He was interested in the WWII planes, but I thought the most interesting thing was the Wright Brothers' original plane.

Me at Mount Vernon. We spent over half a day there and it was great. For such a heavily visited place, it didn't really feel "touristy" at all. We also visited the Capitol and the Supreme Court. We didn't have enough notice in our (very) last minute plans to make arrangements to tour the White House (you have to do it six months in advance), which we would have loved.

Supreme Court (top) and White House (below, obviously)

It was a lot of fun to travel together again. We each only took a small backpack, so it was just like old times. (Except for also transporting 4 days worth of pumped breastmilk through the airport and back home. That was a new experience.)

So now we're back and ready to get into the swing of things. The kids are doing great. Franny's tooth #4 is peeking through but she's handling it fine...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Atticus' haircut. I know this picture is blurry, but I was having a hard time getting him to hold still. Doesn't he look grown-up?

Edit: I suppose I should also mention that the reason he is holding his hands like that is because he is petting a pretend cat. Ha, ha.

Ladybug had her 9 month appointment. She's weighing in at 18.6 lbs and everything went well. She was quite a trooper during the checkup. Of course she cried when she got her shot but got over it quickly. This was our first time with our new doctor for the kids and I think we will like him.