hi everyone! we drove down to DC yesterday to spend the next couple of days together since there is no school for the kids right now and something exciting is taking place here. i can’t wait to share more with you all soon!
after several hours in the car from the drive down, we stopped by the lincoln memorial (it’s my absolute favorite) to stretch our legs (more like get all the wiggles out!) and “try” to talk the kids about the significance of the monument and area in general before heading to meet friends. i’m not sure the kids were really into anything but trying to slide down the concrete blocks on the sides of the steps! haha! they can turn anything into a jungle gym.
this place always feels good to come back to and visit after living here for a few years back in the day. i still can’t stand the traffic and parking situations, but even so, i love DC more than words can describe. a few photos we took at the monument below…
how beautiful is this abraham lincoln monument?! (also, crowded!)
love this photo so much. she’s our first baby, and a DC baby!
these two were born here in the district, at a hospital not too far away from the monument! i know a lot of the reasons i’m so fond of DC has to do with the memories we created here, two of the most significant being the pregnancies, births and then newborn baby phases of these two loves of mine.
when we walked down this portion of the stairs by the reflecting pond, and couldn’t get them to come down any other way than on their bums!
the most aggressive birds i ever did see, diving into the trash near our table and snagging french fries.
if you’re wondering, the answer is yes. i was hot in my jacket. when we left new york earlier in the morning, it was freezing cold outside. and then josh dropped us at the monument to go park, and once the car was forever far away, i figured wearing it was better than trying to hold it the entire time. anyway!
so happy to be back and will share more soon about why!