With 1st grade on the horizon, Grant moving up to the next class, Nick interviewing for new jobs as his current contract winds down, and my new part-time schedule this fall, we're in for some big changes at home. Never a dull day!
Flashing back a few weeks to the 7th week of summer in early August...
Keeping up with the wacky August weather theme, we had the most glorious "fall-like" weather a few weekends back. Highs for the day were predicted to be only in the 70s. That's like mid-October or Halloween weather for DC/MD. I kept seeing social media posts from friends checking out a place called Waredaca. After some research, we discovered that it was a brewery not too far from our house. A few quick texts with the neighbors and we set off to explore...
|If that is not an ideal way to spend the day, I don't know what is...|
|Scotlynn helping Nick with cornhole|
We kept seeing horses in the distance, so I took the kids to go explore the rest of the farm.
And then a horse walked right by us!
Overall, two thumbs up. The beer was awesome. The views were incredible. We will definitely be back in the fall and we're bringing more friends because we keep telling everyone about this hidden little gem.
In other news from the week...
Grant solidified his "Uh-Oh" use all over the place - mostly when knocking things down on purpose! He also started signing "More."
|Signing "more" during breakfast|
On Sunday afternoon, we headed to Rio for some train/carousel/playground action and to grab dinner at a favorite Mexican spot. We expected Grant to like the train, but instead, he LOVED the train!
|And we're off...|
After the train, we took the kids over to the playground to kill some time until our dinner reservation.
We never seem to be able to pass up a carousel...
On Monday, it was Georgia's turn at the allergist for a quick check-in visit. We picked up all our epi-pen prescriptions for the year, discussed her continued avoidance of peanuts and all tree nuts, and did a quick dairy skin check (boooooo - still showing allergic). So, our plan holds for the next year with no changes.
Also on the hit list for the week was a veterinary appointment for KC. Oh KC, the wild cat. Since she has to be sedated during the appointment, she was a tad "drunk" when Georgia and I picked her up and brought her home.
|Tongue out and drooling everywhere!|
|Waiting for our pirate ship|
|With her upside down eye patch...|
Even if you aren't into pirates, it was an awesome way to sneak a look at some of DC's most famous landmarks.
|My pirate and the Lincoln Memorial|
While we hunted for a pirate deserter on the river, the kids played games, got tattoos/face painting, and learned pirate lingo.
|Ready for action (with a treasure chest on her cheek)|
|Working together to shoot water at our pirate enemy (I was ready to volunteer to get squirted!!!)|
|Can you spot Georgia???|
Overall, we gave our pirate adventure two thumbs up! The kids had a blast. It was only an hour long. We got to spend some time on the river on a gorgeous day (and there were adult drinks available for purchase aboard the ship).
We got off the ship back in Georgetown and decided to grab a late lunch/early dinner while we were in the city. I launched my handy Allergy Eats app to find a restaurant with good reviews in the area and it turns out that Sequoia was noted as nut allergy friendly. It was right behind us, so we headed inside to eat. Ironically, I spent many a night drinking there back in the day, but never ate at the restaurant previously. We were the ONLY people inside since it was in the middle of the afternoon (and I even had to ask if they were open), but we had great service and even better food! Our waitress was awesome and even engaged in a mock sword battle with Georgia in the middle of the restaurant.
|My lunch date loved her margarita pizza!|
|I know that the days of this sweet face wanting to hang out with her Mom all day every day of summer are probably limited. So, I'll take all that I can get now!|
|He loved the toy kitten|
|Both of my kids have been obsessed with phones as babies!|
|And escaping back upstairs!|