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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cherry Blossoms Day 2


After our lunch on the grasses of the National Mall, we headed towards the Washington Monument. 


The crowds were much worse than our trip last year. Once we reached the Tidal Basin, heading towards the Jefferson Memorial, our stride crept to a slow crawl. 

With the addition of TWIN stroller, we were pretty much cursed with the evil eye by many of the festival-goers.

We did make it to the Jefferson Memorial, however, where we rested for a very long time on its steps watching helicopters fly by.

Then, with the promise of festival food, live music and late night fireworks, we led our crew towards the Southwest Waterfront.

Along the way, petals from these lovelies fell on us and the girls posed for a photo.

We found  our destination and I threw down our picnic blanket next to a big comfy tree to wait for the fireworks...for about 3 hours.

Don't be fooled by that look on my face. We had a great day! Really!

But after three bathroom breaks in as many hours,

one "OMG! Where is Sophia?" moment,

an unfortunate beheading of a little stone carved animal of Lana's carefully chosen from the gift shop,

7 very hungry tummies,

and one little girl with weary feet that needed shoulder rides? 


But then this amusing photo opportunity happened...

...and our two increasingly cranky babies hushed into dreamland...

...and then evening fell over the waterfront and the fireworks finally arrived!! Hooray!

What a wonderful trip!
If you missed the first part of our trip to Washington D.C., read about it HERE.


  1. Awesome, Olivia. You are so beautiful and young! And your cherry blossom photos are stunning!

  2. Thank you, Nicola! Your comments are very kind!


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