if you’ve been following along on my twitter or my instagram, you saw that i got to spend some time at the white house kitchen garden yesterday and that today i have the honor of chatting with the first lady, michelle obama, all about her let’s move initiative! it’s been tricky containing my excitement and i’m so excited to share more about today once it ends. it’s such an incredible initiative, and as someone who has seen the benefits of physical activity in my own life (once upon a time as a dancer myself, and now as someone trying to make my own health and well being a priority), as well now being a mother of little ones where i see first hand each day how nutrition and physical activity do so much for them, i just feel honored to get to chat more with her about it all, and hopefully help keep the dialogue and initiative going in some small way. anyway, more to come!
josh took the kiddos back to new york on the train yesterday since school resumed today and we didn’t want them to miss. i am so grateful to that man for braving a train ride from DC back to new york with all three kids solo, because that’s no easy task. before my family left the district, we spent monday doing some of their favorite things in DC, complete with a stop at the air and space museum, a playground, the carousel on the national mall, a spaghetti lunch, and a drive out to maclean to spend the afternoon with josh’s cousin’s family who has six of the sweetest kids ranging from one almost in college to a four year old just a few weeks younger than samson! i don’t know what it is about her and her beautiful family, but they have been my inspiration for years and the sweet spirit they have in their home is incredible. i just want to model much of what we do after them (including how they speak to their kids in italian!) josh and i love sitting at their counter and asking them a billion questions about parenting and life and then discussing it together afterwards on the drive home. haha! this stage of life is so crazy.
anyway, a couple of photos from the day. please note that samson took the photo of eleanor and me above in the air and space museum! eleanor’s smile is everything! ;) josh was outside with conrad who was napping and i just can’t believe the level of skill this kid is reaching with the lens, let alone the fact that he did not drop my very heavy camera. haha!
this girl has every intention right now of going to mars someday and her little pointer finger and big smile says it all. i love how much she wants it.
carousel rides, here we come!!!!
how we currently eat our pasta these days. usually a few minutes in, he ditches the fork entirely and just goes at it. i feel you, conrad.
had some very good homemade gnocchi in georgetown at filomena!
the last few times we’ve been in DC, there has been so much scaffolding around the capitol! loved seeing it again!
these photos were from an earlier morning playground session at an old playground on capitol hill that i used to take eleanor to when she was little! we ended up running into old friends there and it reminded me how much i loved the hill, and the people on the hill.
stopped by thomas sweet in georgetown to grab some fudge to take to our cousins in virginia (and also get a few ice cream cones for the littles.) it was a good day and a great trip so far. thank you for always treating us well, DC. you know i love you.