Monday, August 23, 2010

Weekend in DC

There are many weekends where my husband works in either D.C. or Baltimore and has to leave the girls and I behind.  Much to our surprise, this weekend he invited us to go with him.  Since he doesn't start work on the weekends until 7pm, we had the whole day to hang out together.  This weekend we decided to take the girls to the National Zoo.  They loved it, but I think their favorite part of the day was either riding the 200+ foot escalator or riding the Metro.  I wish that I could share with you all the looks of pure joy on their faces when they first stepped on to the "monster" escalator or when they felt the wind blow their hair as the first train whizzed by.  Unfortunately, it was too dark to get any great photos, but I love how happy these little things made them.

When we first got to D.C, I tried pointing out all the monuments and cool buildings, but they really weren't all that interested.  I think they were more fascinated with it a few years back when it was new to them.  Hopefully, when they get a little older, they will be able to appreciate the architectural wonders that stand in our Nation's Capital.  But for now, the excitement of the Metro will suffice.

Now if you asked my girls what their favorite part of the zoo was, they would probably answer you, "We got to see the panda poop!"  That's right...they are the perfect ladies! :)  Actually all the dads in the room were cracking up more than the kids.  The panda walked right up to the glass, looked at everyone, turned so its bottom was facing us, and let it go.  Then he turned back around, looked at everyone again, and walked to the outside enclosure.  It was pretty funny actually.  Here are some of our favorite zoo pictures:

Watching the Meerkat
Checking out the Huge Sea Stars
Wondering why the Komodo dragon isn't breathing fire
Cooling Off!
After the zoo, we took the girls swimming at the hotel that was across the street from my hubby's work.  The hotel was an old bank and we were able to show the girls the HUGE locks on the doors to the bank's safes.  As always, they loved swimming and splashing Daddy.  Who wouldn't?  We ended the night by having a great dinner and saying goodbye to Daddy as he headed to work.

We actually watched my hubby walk all the way from our hotel to his work.  The girls thought it was so funny to watch him get smaller and smaller, until he closed the door.  We also had a lot of fun people watching.  The streets of D.C. are quite the sight!

Our Hotel View


Annie said...

It sounds like you had a fun weekend.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Looks like fun! Why WASN'T it breathing fire, Mommy?

Betty said...

What a great fun you had!
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Wishing you a great Monaday!
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Heidi said...

What a great weekend! I want to see a Panda poop!

Kel said...

I knew people would be jealous of the panda poop! :)

Kel said...

Debbi - It was funny because my oldest daughter can read now and she told her sister it was a dragon. My youngest insisted we should wait until the fire came out! :)

blueviolet said...

I love the National Zoo and I think the Metro is one of the easiest subway systems to navigate. Love it!

Kristen Andrews said...

what a fun trip, we haven't been there yet well I haven't but plan to some day.