Tyson and I also got to have a date night with Ken and Janette!!!!! I can tell you when our last real date was (sans our little Tarbear) but I won't- because I think that would be embarrassing- ya- it's been that long. Thanks to amazing nieces and nephews who don't mind eating pizza (over and over again!) and watching movies with our little 2 year old, we were able to go out. When we got home, Jayden (17 yrs old) said, "Sorry, we made a mess. But we had fun!" I loved that our house was a mess- and that they had fun- and that they still wanted to eat pizza again and again :)
The Cousins table above the Pizzeria
***FYI to anyone traveling to the D.C. area from March to July. Get tickets 5 months in advance for the Holocaust. Otherwise you will have to wait in line at 8:30am (and it doesn't even open til 10am- I am NOT joking around. Tickets are given at a first come first served bases) If you look far enough in advance, you can reserve tickets for $1.00 per ticket. (tickets to the museum are free- but limited) LUCKILY!!!!!!!! Tyson works for the federal government and has passes available to him at all times (PHEW!!!! That saved me!!!!!!) So all the Olders group had to do was wait in the security line- which is long but they were still guaranteed tickets when they got in. SWEET! and saved us a few dollars too :)
The were soaking wet after playing with this little water fall.
imagiNATIONs Children's Exhibit
Building the iglu together was one of my favorite things of the entire week!
It was a beautiful day outside!
We met the Olders group in the middle of the Mall as herds of people exited the closing museums around us. Good thing we took our time taking pictures, wrapping up important business calls, calming cranky toddlers who just woke up (me &Tys) and changing diapers (again- me & Tys) because the Metro's would have been a crazy adventure to get through!