Wednesday, July 8, 2009

More of D.C.

Great news, Dayne's officially potty-trained-through the night!! She's my first kid and I think Cole might be close behind her. Yea!! I don't know how it happened, but it finally just clicked with her. I guess she cared enough to do it. Thank heaven's for us. The first thing Geof. said was, "This is gonna save us so much money". We'll have to wait until Cole and June are completely diaper free..and then we really will be saving money. I really hate buying diapers. Hm...what else is new with us? Well, I don't think I mentioned how PERFECT our weather has been lately! The whole time we were up in D.C. it was nice and sunny, but with a wonderful cool breeze-very unusual for this time of year. I'm not complaining, it was so great! My cousin Ivy, who lives real close to D.C. and works there..., and is also the designated tour guide whenever someone comes in town, kept telling us about different exhibits and museums that we'd never heard of before. There's SO much to do there-and so much is free!! It's the perfect place to live when you're dating-that's what I think. Non-stop fun-very little cost. Almost like Provo, but...much cooler. (;





Here's Amy showing her continued affection towards babies. This one happens to be Ivy's Christian.









I believe Daph found this crazy huge bug (dead, fortunately..so we could all play with it). Cole was so excited and had to get a pic with it. Did I mention how much energy this kid has?!! We walked around ALL day-all over! It was around 9:30 when we starting trekking our way back to the Metro station to take it back to our cars. It was quite the walk. We were all exhausted. Not Cole. He couldn't, for the life of him, walk in a straight line. He climbed on everything in sight. He jumped off things, scaled up things..it was amazing. I think there's a new sport similar to what he was doing. Freestyle walking? Extreme walking? I dunno..but it was crazy.



Pretty Amy highlighted in orange. Fun camera feature!






We ate lunch here- The American Indian Museum. It's a beautiful museum and has a yummy restaurant with great vegetarian choices. mmm...I love food!















Ivy's little sister Natalie (pictured holding June in mid-sentence) is visiting from Cali. for a while to help Ivy and Shane out with Christian. Can't believe how much she's changed (those 12 and 13 yr. olds are not babies anymore!).















This picture does not even come close to showing you how many people were camped out waiting (2 hours early, mind you) for the fireworks to start. It was insane! I usually don't like crowds like this, but it was a lot of fun. The kids stayed close which kept me from pulling my hair out in anxiety.


Geof. loves this pic because we were there- watching the fireworks right underneath the Washington Monument! Truly surreal. I love this pic because, come on, look at Geof.'s hot bod! (;













Shane met us that night to watch fireworks (lots of studying when you're in law school, right?).















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3 comments:

Mindi said...

Wow!!! That looks like an amazing trip! My parents were in Boston for the 4th and said it was just wonderful. I can't wait to get out east and have you guys show us around!

Emily said...

One word: AMAZING!

Romney Family said...

How amazing to be in DC for the 4th!! it looks like you guys had such a great time!! Your kids are sure cute and so grown up!!