We spent Friday and Saturday of Easter Weekend enjoying the cherry blossom festivities in Washington D.C. We stayed in a beautiful room in the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Alexandria, VA. This hotel was family-friendly with a fantastic complimentary breakfast the next morning!
After settling into our room and having dinner, we decided to head out into the city of D.C. to view the sites at night!
The next morning, our first stop after amazingly finding free parking near the museums, was the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
The girls (Sophia especially) loved the Insect Zoo and Butterfly Exhibit. Sophia has been all about bugs lately and her selection from the gift shop was a Monarch Butterfly metamorphosis flip book.
In the exhibit there was the chance to hold and pet a Madagascar hissing cockroach. Since Sophia had recently told me roaches were her best friends (who knew!), I told her we could go together and hold the roach.
She hastily declined...thankfully.
After the twins (and their Mama) had just about enough of the crowded museum, we inched our way outside to the sunny skies to eat lunch in front of the Smithsonian Castle.
Where did our adventures lead from there?
To be continued tomorrow...