Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cherry Blossom Festival

One of the advantages of living near D.C. is that, even when they predict the wrong date for the peak blooms of the cherry blossoms, we can still pop down and see them. Which is just what we did the first weekend in April.

What I would have preferred doing was skip out on work and go down during the week when it isn't so crowded. But we didn't do that. So, it was very crowded. Very crowded. It sure was beautiful though, and the weather was perfect for walking around all afternoon. Ellie was content to ride in her stroller the whole time. Because she fell asleep. But a sleeping baby is much better than a screaming baby.

After walking around the entire tidal basin, stopping at the Roosevelt and Jefferson Memorials along the way, we made our way over to museum row, grabbed a couple of hot dogs, and sat in the grass behind the American History Museum to eat and let Ellie run around a bit and enjoy the sunshine.

Ellie was surprisingly not too impressed with the hot dogs (she has since changed her mind on that), but she was happy just chewing on the bun. She also made a new friend, as kids this age are want to do.

I'm really glad Pete convinced my curmudgeonly self to get out of the house and brave the crowds, it was a beautiful afternoon and fun to get downtown again. Starting to feel like spring.


Stefanie said...

How much fun was that? I bet the aroma was just splendid!!! Ellie is usual! :)

Anna said...

What beautiful pictures! The intense blues, the pinks of Ellie's sweater and the blossoms. They look really awesome.

Christine said...

So glad you are blogging again! Ellie is as precious as ever, her hair is getting so long! The photos are wonderful.

Bug said...

Looks beautiful and like you all had a fantastic time. I hope to one day see the cherry blossoms! Ellie is getting so big! Glad Pete got you out of the house! :)

Beth said...

Ummm... beautiful photo's. They are so pretty... and so is little Ellie. What a doll!