Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Grandparents Have Landed!

June is off to a fantastic start, thanks to a visit from some grandparents!

My amazing in-laws arrived the day before Scott's birthday so they were able to celebrate with us and win the award for longest-traveling babysitters so we could have a birthday date night.

I kept Scott in the dark for his birthday plans, as I'd learned of a really cool speakeasy right in Capitol Hill to take him to and it did not disappoint. He questioned my every move as I lead him through a peculiar door, down hallways, and flights of stairs to a large barn door and knocked. It was great to have some kid-free time together and enjoy some excellent libations and dinner!

We struck a pretty good balance of sight seeing and hanging out time, venturing to the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, and Botanical Gardens on their second day.

While Scott and his dad enjoyed a gentleman's evening of cigars one night, Grandma, the kids, and I went to one of Henry's favorite haunts-Yards Park, where he loves to play in the fountains and wading pool.
We also took them to the Natural History Museum to experience some of our favorite exhibits-the butterfly garden and tarantula feeding in the insect zoo, Mount Vernon, and Congressional Cemetery. It was cool to visit Mount Vernon in a different season than our because the gardens were spectacular. They were just beginning to bloom in February and now everything is bursting with color.

We are so fortunate to have parents willing to make the trip to see us and I'm very much looking forward to my own family's visit next month :)

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