April 5-on-5: A trip to DC

April blog posts bring.... 

...May inspiration and excitment- I hope. 

For a few months now, my kids have been begging to go to Washington, DC. My youngest needed to see the dino exhibit at the Smithsonian natural history museum, and my oldest was dying to ride the metro. Yes, you can imagine that by the "needed" and "dying" the situation over here was dire. 

Finally the weather was cooperative enough that we could go in March. Of course, it was right at the beginning of cherry blossom season too! (There are photos of those to, but unfortunately not in this post because they aren't edited yet. Yeah, I'm running a bit behind over here.)

The trip was amazing. The boys adored the museum and the metro. They even did amazing walking the 5 miles around the area as well. It's trips like this that get me excited about being a mom. My kids are finally old enough that a spontaneous trip into a city really isn't a big deal, and we don't need to pack a year's worth of things to keep them from dying a certain death caused by boredom or exhaustion. 

My oldest's favorite part of the trip was the butterfly house. He was mad none landed on him, but begged me to take about 1000 pictures of every single one he saw. 

My oldest's favorite part of the trip was the butterfly house. He was mad none landed on him, but begged me to take about 1000 pictures of every single one he saw. 

I am going to let the photos do the rest of the talking, because there really isn't much else to say other than how fantastic my kids were on this trip that easily could have turned into a complete disaster. 

As always with my 5-on-5 posts, please take a few extra minutes and head over to Kelly Tuohey, Family Photographer and see how documenting her father helps her cope with the concept of time. Show these ladies some love in their comments, because not only is it encouraging to hear feedback and know that people are in fact looking at your stuff, but it really helps get our businesses noticed as well. (And small business is important!) Speaking of leaving comments, drop one below and let me know- Have you been to DC? 

Unfortunately, the dino exhibit is on hold until next year for renovations, but he was still excited about seeing the T-rex head up close. Not to mention the Triceratops and the full T-rex skeleton they had on display.

Unfortunately, the dino exhibit is on hold until next year for renovations, but he was still excited about seeing the T-rex head up close. Not to mention the Triceratops and the full T-rex skeleton they had on display.

Probably one of my favorites from the day. Even without seeing his face, you can tell how excited he was to be on the mtro

Probably one of my favorites from the day. Even without seeing his face, you can tell how excited he was to be on the mtro

I remember when this memorial was first built. I remember visiting it with my grandmother, grandfather and mom. The solemn feeling didn't change. Even the kids picked up on it. I am so thankful to live so close to an area full of so much history. my hope is that my kids don't take it for granted like I have. 

I remember when this memorial was first built. I remember visiting it with my grandmother, grandfather and mom. The solemn feeling didn't change. Even the kids picked up on it. I am so thankful to live so close to an area full of so much history. my hope is that my kids don't take it for granted like I have. 

Thank you so much for stopping by this month. I have a few more posts in the works, one about parenting, one about a wedding, and more about mental health advocacy. So keep checking back. 


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**If you are local and are interested in taking a day trip like this with your family, please contact me. I would love to document your day so you can be in the photos too!**


Happy circling,

 

Hey! You made it to the bottom! Bonus image just for you my friend!

This picture makes my kids look both so tiny and yet so big at the same time. 

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