Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bluegrass Cousins

Trip to the Bluegrass State Conquered!

Twice a year we get all the kiddos together and boy is it wild! Eight kids 4 & under is a seriously busy non-stop party. Once again this was a "we did it" trip, Wigwam and I flew with a layover, delayed flight and canceled flight.
Grandpops playing in the pool

The oldest playing dress up with the younger ones!
My niece. Birthday Buddy, is she not adorable??! I could eat her up.
Baby Michael III, cutie pie! Entertained by his wild cousins.
It's good to be 4!

Red Rover, Red Rover. And who is the only 2 year playing this game? Wigwam. It's the running joke in our family that thinks she's 4 along with the others. But it's not a joke, she does think she's 4.

Grandpops! (and Susie)

See, this is what most 2 year olds, but not too far from mom.

To sum up the fun: Wigwam slept for 13 hours when we got home and then took a 2 hour nap. Whew!

Monday, July 18, 2011

D.C. Conquered

Oh yea. We did it. 
Photos are proof.

Start: stoller visits White House 
 Next: Stroller visits Washington Monument. Wigwam is thrilled to be at the nation's capitol. or not.

And then we found fun, Smithsonian jumping:

And then we found carousel: bliss.

And then we find water to play in: wet bliss.

Then we put on our shoes to go. My heart melts. I miss him.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Toddler meets D.C.

We are headed to D.C. for the weekend to hang out with Noah and explore the city!
Excitied? yes
Nervous? yes
More nervous than excited? yes

Why? A 6 hr drive by myself with a toddler in the back and of course the 6 hr drive home; staying in a hotel; no place to nap while out and about; and the list goes on...

Hopefully, I can chill out and have some fun. Hopefully, Wigwam will be in good spirits and flexible with her routine. In efforts to plan for a success, I just ran to the Dollar Tree and got new and exciting toys & snacks to bribe Wigwam with.
Ashamed? no

Our activities may (or may not) include:
National Zoo
Museum of Natural Science
The Mall
Capitol City Brewing Company

Anyone been to these places? Suggestions for taking a 2 year old to these or other places?
Think the Pres can handle a 2 year old?

In the words of Wigwam "LET'S DO THIS!"

*follow up post to come!*

Monday, July 11, 2011