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It’s great to have a husband who is a far better photographer than myself, no?  The pix below were taken by E and Z’s dad, and show my kids’ obsession with the public scooter system in DC!  They couldn’t get enough of riding these things around.  We caught the last of the Hirschhorn “Pulse” exhibit before it came down, as well as the new(ish)  ‘Obama portraits’ at the National Portrait Gallery.  And of course Zoe insisted on a trip to the zoo – since she’s never seen a panda in person (or forgot that she had seen some in this same zoo when she was about 3-4 ys old).

 

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Before I had a week of work here, we spent some weekend time romping at the new District Wharf, and around this pretty city while spring was in full bloom!

 

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en route we spotted a momma and her ducklings!

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Louie loves cat napping in the car

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we love pink streets!

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.. and awesome swings for adults

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Can’t beat playing giant games on the warf in this perfect weather

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this hotel accepts dogs! friends for Louie and friendly hand nibbles for Zoe

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and yummy GF food everywhere

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We have a thing for bird watching, and this was a perfect time of year to catch young chicks springing up in the low brush around the water. We also saw gators, iguanas and more sunshine than we could fit in our suitcases for the flight home. Now with snow coming our way, I wish I could be back there:

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can you spot the gator in there?
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A couple of weekends ago we got to run away to Florida to see Bubby and the grandparents. We couldn’t have had better timing – the northeast was getting hit with freezing temperatures and even our time-oblivious kids were feeling as if the winter was going on forever. Best of all, we got to see my dear friend Cleveland get married in Miami, as well as the Design District which we loved! So much to enjoy with the eyes and the stomach (great food and tacos everywhere!) I’m already wishing I could get back there, soon.

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this silly little monkey peeking at me through seats on the plane

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enjoying the grandparent’s new outdoor area

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exploring Miami’s Design District!

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.. and exploring art museums

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Love these cars on the side of a parking garage

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and the reason why we are here… Cleveland and David got married!

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with a romantic fire work display and all..

 

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Just before New Year’s Eve, we made a trip to Kansas City for cousin Stella‘s Bat Mitzvah! Aside from the joy of watching Stella lead a service and turn 13 on the same day, we also got the added bonus of some time to dart out to get some yummy BBQ and see the American Jazz Museum. Now that Ezra has made the move to Louis Armstrong Middle School, it was extra fun seeing all the info on our own musical great in the museum – while also learning about the (new to us) Kansas City jazz scene. Of course in the end, Zoe was sad to leave the cousin crew – and we can’t wait to see them again.

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enjoying the Jazz Museum

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and some of its instruments

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and of course, the bat mitzvah girl herself!

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Mazel Tov cousin Stella!

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Zoe was too sad to leave, and tried to hide in the hotel coat closet ; (

 

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I’m trying to take a new approach to winter: if you can’t beat it, join it!  It was hella cold on Thanksgiving – like 8 degrees where we were in Connecticut.  But I figured out if I had all the right warm clothing on, a refreshing walk in the snow can really clear your head. The kids loved following a frozen stream and then whittling their found branches into walking sticks.

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the whole gang!

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the lake was starting to thaw by Saturday

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yay some sunshine!

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dreary weather but good hiking

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Zoe loves eating snow

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whittling away

and the better shots, by my husband:
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We had such a great time that we decided to return on the weekend.  So glad we did.. the good weather and fun wouldn’t stop:

 

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Zoe ‘modeling’ on a dune

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inside the barn

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upstairs the girls play with Barbies in the loft!

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blue crabs everywhere on the beach

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even Louie is relaxing into beach mode!

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