National Cherry Blossom Festival- Family Day

29 03 2014

We love being able to participate in free Cherry Blossom Festival activities in Washington DC. Last weekend we took the kids downtown to Family Day at the Building Museum.

It’s always an adventure taking the train into the city with the kids.

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Amelia liked seeing how daddy rides to work everyday.

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There were a lot of balloon people and characters at the festival.

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Amelia liked seeing Cookie Monster.

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She was scared of the bobble head President. I can see why!

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There were so many fun art projects.

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Popcorn Cherry Blossom tree

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Blossom balloon

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We had a yummy picnic on the floor with the kids.

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Back to painting

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Amelia especially loved watching the Maryland Youth ballet perform

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They were too tuckered out to stay awake on the train ride home!

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Getting through the winter blah’s

21 03 2014

This winter has felt like never ending cold weather and snowstorms all the way into March. Another thing the bad weather brought was a flu season!

We had a bad virus hit us this month even though we all had a flu shot. We missed many days of work and little Henry was hit pretty hard for a guy that already doesn’t like to eat. We sent a lot of time trying to get him to eat and recovering ourselves.

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We ended up in the hospital for one evening when he became dehydrated.

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So thankful we can get medical care when we need it. The hydrating fluids helped him weather the virus. Mommy and Henry did not like the IV experience.

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Amelia’s behavior stayed pretty steady through the cold and stomach flu.

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Happy & artistic

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I don’t think Paul will miss the shoveling task in the warmer months this year. So glad he was doing this for our family, and the sidewalks for the neighborhood.

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Annual Green Party

16 03 2014

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Another successful Whitaker celebration of the start to spring!

It’s nice to have a little decorations helper this year.

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Yummy food selection! The fried chicken strips and cookie cake were the most popular this year.

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All dressed in green

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Couldn’t pass up the opportunity for a tiara

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Henry is 11 months old

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We made sure the yard was a toddler play land

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All the kiddos lined up (as best we could)

Justice, Max, Eddie, Amelia, Griffin, Owen, Pippa, Kieran, and Henry

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Amelia, Griffin, Owen, Pippa- all 2.5 years old

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Lily and Max

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Kieran

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Amelia still loves all things ballet, including trying her own moves

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Henry and Eddie are BFFs

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Everyone loved playing in the yard in the beautiful 60 degree weather

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