Thursday, May 8, 2014

A Day at the Cherry Blossoms!

My favorite time of the year in DC is cherry blossom season. The first year we lived here, Lucas was about 6 months old and we happened to stumble upon the cherry blossoms in bloom by chance. Lucas and I had taken a day trip to the national mall and it just so happened to be the week of the cherry blossoms... they were breathtakingly beautiful and since then I've been hooked!

This year, Jeannie and I packed a picnic lunch and ventured into DC for the day with our 3 kiddos. After an interesting adventure on the metro with 2 strollers during rush hour, along with a few broken elevators, we eventually made it to DC in one piece. Our first stop was the carousel. Lucas and Callie loved getting to ride the horses! After that, we ventured towards the Jefferson Memorial. We found a shaded spot under some of the cherry blossoms and set up our picnic lunch. Lucas and Callie danced to the live music and chased each other in circles while sweet baby Taylor napped on our picnic blanket. After a full day in DC, it was naptime for the kiddos and we started the trip back towards the metro. All the kids fell asleep within the first five minutes of our walk back, so Jeannie and I took advantage of this quiet time and made a detour to the White House!

It was a picture perfect day... can't wait to go back again next year!

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