Waking up in the nation's capital is always a neat thing (this being said as a visitor, not living there. I suppose living there it's just like waking up anywhere else). But for us, it's a fun adventure, full of beautiful sights, big city fun (like riding the Metro) and exploring new restaurants.
After a bit of confusion trying to find a SmartTrip card kiosk (no, DC Metro. Contrary to your signs, they are NOT in most stations!) Anywho. We set off to see some monuments. I, and little B, had never seen the Jefferson or Lincoln Memorials up close. Grandma and Big B were enjoying visiting for the who knows how manyth time.
|Thought it was neat to see the Dept. of the Treasury, after visiting the Mint|
|love those nice tourists who swap out family pictures with you. Otherwise, you'd never know I was on the trip (though I do hate the confirmation of needing to lose the baby weight!)|
A bit of a walk along the Tidal Basin took us to the Mall, and the Washington Monument. Brant kept asking where the mountain with the faces on it was, he's somehow got it in his head that it's in DC. Guess we'll be taking a road trip out west in the future, as none of us has seen Mt. Rushmore.
|Grandma and Brant coming up the walk|
|Gram loved taking her turn carrying Henry|
|Checking out a fountain in front of the White House (which was green and smelled like a swamp!)|
|Yep. Melting down. Couldn't find an ice cream stand fast enough|
|Why yes Michelle, I'd love a glass of tea. If only they'd have let us use their potty!|
|Keeping a grip on the paci in front of Henry's first trip past the White House. Doesn't George Henry Samuel O'Day sound like a President's name? Only after Brantley Haines Donovan O'Day II serves his term, that is. :-)|
|We did want to see the Boy Scout Memorial as well...Brant is heading into Cub Scouts this fall.|
So, heading into the hotel grabbing our suits, I look out the window and it's raining!! no worries, we all crashed out and thankfully, I set the alarm on my phone, because we all woke up almost 3 hours later! Nothing like a cold, dark hotel room for good napping!
|So we got to see Utley about as up close and personal as we could|
|And Mommy and Brant's favorite player going through his batting ritual, Ryan Howard|
|Henry loved it, and the media crew took pictures of him!|
|Brantley was glued to the game (distracted only by dinner and Dippin' Dots)|
|Baseball players are so much bigger than you realize!|
This was also the game Rollins made an inside the park homerun!
|While the Phanatic wasn't there, the Presidents' race is rather fun|
|yep, those boys love some baseball! So does Mommy!|
|Henry knocked out about the second inning and slept until the 7th. Grandma had his ears plugged because the crowds were going crazy. The Phils did win, 8-0, it's always fun when your team wins!|
|yep, the dugout|
|Henry, never meeting a stranger, enchanted the people around us|
|Lots of fun, bleary eyed O'Days head out. It was WAY past our bedtimes!|