Father’s Day Weekend

When I asked Dean what he wanted to do for his first Father’s Day he said he just wanted to keep it low key. So we decided to take a trip to the National Zoo in DC on Saturday. I recently took Elliott to the Baltimore Zoo and wasn’t very impressed so I didn’t have high expectations for the National Zoo. One of the problems with being spoiled by the Columbus Zoo, I guess. But I was pleasantly surprised! The National Zoo was clean, easy to get to by Metro, laid out well with lots of nice exhibits, and best of all, free!

^^^showing Elliott the elephants^^^

^^^taking a little snack break^^^

^^^zoo residents^^^


^^^always on the move these days^^^

^^^this seal was pretty amazing, jumping and twirling in the water in response to a little girl tossing up her hat on the other side of the glass^^^

^^^hitching a ride^^^

^^^love him! (please don’t mind Elliott flipping the camera the bird :))^^^

^^^regal eagle^^^

^^^my 2 favorite guys^^^

^^^happy father’s day!^^^

Happy Father’s Day Dean!! You’ve been a fantastic dad to our little guy and we both love you lots!


Memorial Day Weekend

On Memorial Day weekend my brother and his girlfriend made the trip out to the east coast for a quick visit. We took them to the usual sites, the Inner Harbor and Fells Point in Baltimore and the monuments in DC, but this trip also had a hidden agenda. Jeff proposed to Kaleigh while we were at the National Botanic Garden and I couldn’t be happier for the two of them!

^^^Newly engaged!^^^

^^^DC has the cleanest metros, but not the most stroller friendly metro stations^^^

^^^Kaleigh and Jeff when she had no idea^^^

^^^crawl practice with Sophie^^^

^^^baby photo bomb^^^

^^^celebratory drinks!!^^^

Hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing weekend!