Taryn and I took the "choo choo" into D.C. to visit the U.S. Botanical Gardens which is so beautiful and a perfect place to bring a toddler. There is a "Children's Garden" filled with mini shovels and garden tools, water pails and small plants for the children to plant all by themselves. The playhouse was just right for Taryn and the roof had various plants growing on it. I think the water pump that made the fish squirt water seemed to be the favorite of every child. Taryn walked through the bamboo forest and got herself soaking wet as she splashed the water bowls with her garden tool- it was a hot day so she dried off fast.
Taryn loved all the colors of the flowers and plants, watching the water flow around and discovering new routes to take on our little adventure through the Gardens. The Orchid gardens which have over 100's of orchids in bloom at any given time, was my favorite section of them all.
(Thanks Paige, for the great idea for the day!)
By the end, Taryn got back in her stroller, snacked, and fell asleep. Little did we know what was about to happen. That's for the next post!