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^^^

^^friends^^^

^^^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!

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Memorial Day Weekend

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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!

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^^^Newly engaged!^^^

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

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

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^^^crawl practice with Sophie^^^

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^^^baby photo bomb^^^

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^^^celebratory drinks!!^^^

Hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing weekend!
~Rachel