Sunday, April 23, 2017

Spring Break 2017 - Mimi Arrives!

On Wednesday morning, we took a brief time-out from our non-stop GO, GO, GO spring break vacation.  The weather seemed to agree with us and we had a rainy morning while we waited for Mimi to arrive from the airport.  

Mimi didn't come empty-handed and also managed to bring the sunshine with her.  Bunny ears became the accessory of choice for the rest of the week...

Sorry, dude!  You will most likely endure lots more of your sister's dress-up games over the next few years.

My purple bunny princess

By mid-afternoon, it was time to dye some eggs.

Grant woke up just in time to see the finished product!

Obviously, the rain cleared out, so we took advantage of the beautiful afternoon/evening and headed to the playground.  Grant is OBSESSED with watching kids... any kids.  He was just happy watching all the crazy at the playground.

Yup, that's my unbathed children... including the one that is not wearing any socks or shoes to the playground.  Welcome to the first days of spring!

Just my bunnies headed home

On Thursday, we ditched Grant again (sorry, buddy!) at daycare and headed back downtown on the metro to hit up another Smithsonian museum, the Air and Space museum.  Georgia was so proud of herself and explained to Mimi how to swipe her card, where to sit, the station names, etc.  Daddy skipped out on the adventure, but managed to squeeze in 18 holes on another gorgeous day (we've since figured out that the beautiful weather during spring break made it HORRIBLE to go back to work since it felt like summer all week long!).

The metro was PACKED on the way into the city, so I figured the museum was going to be extremely busy, but I have never waited in line to get inside a museum before!  We waited about 5-10 minutes before a tour guide came to tell us that line on the other side was much shorter, so we headed over there and managed to sneak in a lot faster than I first anticipated when I spotted the giant line.  Phew (as I also realized that I didn't pack the sunscreen).

Highlights from our day

My fave pic of the day!  Astronaut Georgia reporting for duty!!

As we were heading back to the metro to head back to MD, we passed the carousel on the mall.  We never pass up a carousel!

Sidebar... Thank you to everyone who sent the kids Easter cards/money.  Grant made sure to personally taste and attempt to eat each card!

We did manage to squeeze in a s'mores night as well during break.  Even better, we created a new and improved s'more when our neighbor realized he had leftover Krispy Kremes from that morning in his house!  NOTHING beats a Krispy Kreme s'more!!  I'm not sure I can go back to the normal s'more after that experience.

Grant was more than happy to just be outside and to watch the kids play out back

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