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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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I had no idea that my husband was such a Lincoln enthusiast…so there was no leaving DC in the week of April 15th without seeing Ford’s Theater first. There’s a house across the street (Petersen House) where Lincoln officially passed away, and we were able to tour it before finally heading back to our host’s house. The line moved quickly but Zoe still hammed it up by using the yellow rope to make ‘princess hair’. You’ll notice her mouth was still stained from ice cream. We loved the huge tower of Abraham Lincoln books ..
Have a great weekend (end of Passover, Easter, etc) !

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Just back from spending the first night of Passover with cousins in the DC area – where everything is blooming a little faster. Cousins romped in the driveway, and we checked out the cherry trees blossoming in Chevy Chase. Some clever little boys even set up a lemonade stand and reaped the benefits of a lot of foot traffic. Ezra is already excited to do this again in the next few months.

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I love this museum … I think it’s one of my favorite things to do in DC. I’m always happy that Ezra gets as much enjoyment out of it as I do (and I think Zoe likes it too.) I’m always surprised however that what E likes the most are the colossal plane engines and motors. Who knew that his 6 year old boy questions would already baffle me? Like ‘how does this engine work’ or ‘how exactly does a rocket thrust get a rocket into the air better than propellers?’ – I already feel like I can’t accurately answer him without reading all the museum signs patiently first. (Ezra is not as patient and wonders why I don’t already know this by heart.) What’s crazy is that days after our trip to Air and Space he woke in the morning and came to my bed, telling me he had the ‘best dream ever’. I expected to hear about blue skies and romps on a beach – but instead he told me he dreamed that he and his cousin Solomon built a huge motor together, while his cousin Eve built a pink motor. I have no idea what kind of engine he dreamt of – but it’s amazing to me that it put such a smile on his face for the whole day.

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Nothing is better than visiting this beautiful zoo when it’s in full bloom during the spring time. It is however extremely crowded when Easter and Passover fall on the same weekend, and spring break is starting for school kids. Finding parking on the local streets was surprisingly easy – especially on weekends. Aside from seeing all sorts of animals there’s also a great petting area with cows, a Prairie Playground, some dinosaur bones and even a giant pizza to climb on!

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