In the spirit of back-posting, as is (apparently) my custom, I want to show some pictures from our little trip to the Nation's Capital:)
Zach was invited to a conference in DC and instead of taking a flight there, he decided to forgo the paid ticket and drive and take us along for the trip! What a nice guy;)
It's only about 4hrs from where we live so it almost seemed like a waste to fly anyway.
The drive was great and we only had one night there so as soon as we got there the first day we went out exploring.
I LOVED it! There was something so amazing about how symmetrical everything was. I know, that sounds psycho, but I loved that part. You could walk from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument(past the Reflecting Pool, of the famed Forest Gump scene:)) and to Capitol Hill. It was all in a straight shot with these amazing public grass areas where people were playing soccer, football and just plain playing. Kinda cool to see that in amongst the famous buildings. And then off in a wonky direction was the White House which was kinda in a random place and strange to get to.
When we first arrived we saw these....
Segways?!? It just seemed so appropriate for some reason. But that didn't stop us from making fun:)
Lincoln Memorial. It was my favorite place, the giant statue of Lincoln was even bigger than I expected!
Aubrey chasing ducks, kinda a surreal moment when you look at all that is around her! Washington Monument and Reflecting Pool are in the background.
Good ol' Lincoln.
Capitol Hill in the background. Aubrey called this "High Tower" and was obsessed with it! (it's from a Dora episode)
High Tower, errr, Washington Memorial with (I believe) Federal buildings to the left.
The Smithsonian(or part of it... it was a bit confusing).
People working out in amongst these amazing places, kinda crazy!

We just saw the White House from afar, long story, so let's just say that I had a tough time finding it! I'm a little directionally challenged and was left to my own devices for a few hours. Not a good idea.
All in all, it was an awesome little two day excursion and I would HIGHLY recommend heading there as soon as you can! We both wished we had more time, and will definitely be back in the near future!


So nice, we got them twice!

So we decided that the cider and cider donuts at Riamede Farms were worth a second visit alone!
But in the end went and picked a few apples as well.
Nothing like an apple picked fresh from the tree, SO GOOD!

Aubrey, like her mother, is a bit of a donut monster.
She could have plowed through a few of these if we let her!

mmmmmm! Best. Cider. Ever.
....best guy ever;)

I was loving the sugared mess around Aubrey's mouth, so cute!

I think that my body was invaded by a 90 year old...or at least my hand was. Look at that hand??? I can't even use winter as an excuse.... oh man. Age.

She might have been a little curious as to why I was grinning like an idiot and saying, "Oh my word! SOOOO good!" every bite....

Then again, maybe not. She is my kid after all and was saying "mmmmm!! goooooood" after every bite too:) Like mother like daughter.Poor Zach was forgotten in all that donut craziness!

{remember how I hate mornings?? Aubrey was up 4:30 am!?? why me?? Any advice on how to get a kid back to bed, even when she's claiming she's super hungry and keeping in mind that I live in a multi-family home and would not be able to just let her cry super loud..... sorry, a lot of factors!}


What I feel like doing right now....

I had to drive Zach to the airport this morning at 5am.

That is an awful time to be awake, let alone be dragging your child out of bed!

I am not a morning person, I repeat, NOT a morning person. It takes me two

hours and a pot of coffee to wake up. If it wasn't for Nick Jr,

I'd be lost in the AM.

Zach is off on a whirlwind interview week and will be back on Friday.

I hate when he's gone, Aubrey hates when he's gone... just not fun for us.

Luckily, I have been blessed with a wonderful husband who likes being

home and is not one to want to leave at any given chance.

He was dreading the week long trip away from home

and, most importantly, dreading his time away from Aubrey!

Those two are going to go through some serious withdrawal!

....and I'm going to have a lot of time with a two year old....

Wish me luck!