Wednesday, April 19, 2017


While April isn't over, we've embraced the warmer temperatures and beautiful days for more exploring and adventuring around the DC/Maryland/Virginia area.

In early April, we participated in Kite Days, as one of many activities associated with the cherry blossom festival. Kite Days is a celebration on the Mall packed with various activities, with the principal being, obviously, BYOK and flying it. It was a blustery day, a little aggressive for novice kite flyers, but it was so cool to be sandwiched between the Lincoln Memorial and Monument flying our kites with hundreds of others. Henry LOVED it.

Spring is in full bloom here too-it's absolutely gorgeous. Every day I spy new tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths blooming in yards and gardens. The trees are like nothing I've seen before too.

White House photo cred to Scott.
On a particularly beautiful morning, we visited The Yards Park for some water fountain play and scenic Anacostia River views. 

We've had playdates at new parks, lunch dates with Dad at the Botanical Gardens, and painted rain gauges from Grandpa Dave.
I also drove the kids out to Burnside Farms in Haymarket, Virginia (about an hour's drive), for their Festival of Spring. It's a flower farm, growing tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths that you can pick in the spring, and sunflowers in the summer. I've never been to the Carlsbad flower fields but I'd guess it's somewhat similar. 

For little boys not so interested in the picturesque spring views, they also offer a bounce house, inflated trampoline, and giant slide. Win-win for everyone in attendance.

Henry wasn't too sure about the giant clogs, so he snapped my picture instead. His focus was on the right thing ;)

It's been a fun month and it's not over yet!

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