Friday, April 23, 2010

Special Times!

So, yes, it has been over a week since the last post, but that does not mean I have had a baby in that time... I haven't. But some other very special things, HAVE happened. A week ago, my dear Mom arrived for a visit (Lord willing, until sometime after the baby is born)!!! We have been able to have some good visiting and Clara has been getting re-acquainted with her Grandma, which has gone very well!!! She has really enjoyed Grandma!

Then, on Tuesday, we drove to DC to pick up Aunt Janette (Mom's sister)!!! She has been traveling around visiting family, and we were able to be on her agenda, which was so special!!!! We had lunch with their cousins, Aunt Beth and Aunt Sharon and had such a good time with them, enjoying Aunt Beth's kind hospitality.

The four cousins. Aunt Janette, Aunt Sharon, Mom and Aunt Beth. Wow! These four can sure be hysterically funny! Sure had us laughing at lunch time!!!

After the super visit with Aunt Beth and Aunt Sharon, we four (Aunt Janette, Mom, Clara and I) headed to down town DC to visit some sights. We went to National Mall, did a lot of walking and were able to see quite several of our nations significant memorials, as well as the White House. What a treat! Mom, Clara and I had never been to the Mall and Aunt Janette had, but was able to see Memorials she hadn't yet seen. We thought all the walking might help me go into labor... but alas... no.

This first shot is Mom and Clara on the Metro! Clara enjoyed having her OWN seat!

The Vietnam Memorial. Sobering. I had no concept or idea of how many people perished in that conflict. But seeing all those names... wow. I still don't know the total number, but you get a picture of it just by walking along that memorial.

No rest for the weary, it would appear! :-)

On our way to the top of the memorial, we had taken the elevator... but on the way down we thought we'd just carry the stroller... well, it was going to be a HEAVY job. A man offered to help, but I told him it was ok, there were three of us and we would probably manage. Well, as we were trying to figure out how to go about this rather awkward, heavy project, these other two kindly offered to help. Mom wisely suggested that we let them! So, we did. It became rather humorous as there was this group of girls off to the side who began "ewwwwwwing" and "ahhhhhhing" there admiration rather loudly. One of the men said they "should have been doing this all along". :-)

What a special day!


In the Mix said...

How fun! The Mall is such a lovely place to visit. Bummer all that walking didn't get that little one moving.
Have fun with your Mom and Aunt. What a great treat.

Laurel said...

Looks like a wonderful time!
Our Stephen (almost 3) really liked the last pic of the ducks on the water. :-)

Momma M said...

Thank you for the post. You had everything for the outing except crackers and Winsleydale cheese... oh, and Stephen!

Scott said...

I love the one of Clara in front of the flowers - what a smile! Oh, and the one of the little "tour guide" in front of Lincoln's statue!!