OK I have to brag on my daughter, she was THE best traveler ever - she sat so nice and quiet on the plane that when we landed all of the people around me came up and told me they didn't even know there was a child around! :) Proud Mommy Moment!!!
We arrived late afternoon, so we didn't get much done, but I would bet Kumi's most memorable experience of our trip took place in the first few minutes .... Sakura is one that tells you she needs to go potty WHEN it's time! Not a second beforehand. So driving to our hotel she announced that she needed to go - I let Misty know, and of course we weren't in any place that was convenient so I told her to just pull over and I would take Sakura on the side of the road .... So Misty made a turn into a nice gated housing development I rushed Sakura out and behind the subdivision sign and we were back on the road in a matter of seconds. Kumi kept telling her Mom that Sakura went potty in the grass! LOL! We got to the hotel, and headed out to dinner at a Thai restaurant. Afterwards we went upstairs, played a few games of hide-and-seek with the girls, then bath and bed. Auntie Misty had given Sakura a matching pair of pjs ... These girls were too funny (as you'll see in all of my posts, one would want a picture and inevitably the other one wouldn't - then the other would and the first wouldn't, so getting anything fantastic of both of them was quite challenging for me!).
|Here Sakura was ready, but Kumi didn't want any part of it.|
Day 2 of our trip I don't think I took a single picture, I did take some with my cell phone, but nothing with the SLR - we kind of got our plans all mixed up because of the guys. Dean was arriving and Shane was coming to the city for work, so we decided to just hang out at the mall, do a little shopping, then meet up with them for dinner, so we could ALL be together, figuring this was our only opportunity. Our dinner was pretty much a nightmare, and we probably should have done something else, but it didn't matter, we were all together so we made the best of the much longer than an hour wait for our food, mind you we were the ONLY people in the restaraunt - thank goodness my food was good, otherwise UGH! We topped it off with a nice pink taxi ride back to the hotel. Thank Goodness for GREAT company!
|The best part of dinner was the Company! We LOVE the Clark family!|
|We won't let any old rain get in our way|
of having a great time. I snapped this
with my cell and loved it! The girls
look SO adorable with their
umbrellas, Sakura's 1st experience
|Auntie and the girls|
|UGH - this fan caused melt-down ....|
because it didn't "work" (as in stay open)
|Excited to get on the Metro|
|Just after this, Sakura took a tumble|
on the escalator, scratching her leg in
|I love all of the porches/brick, etc, in DC|
|SEE what I mean, Kumi posing SO nicely|
and Sakura sticking out her tongue .... silly girls
|There's a nice one :) - LOVE the hydrangeas|
|Um yeah we don't have moss here, or bricks for that matter|
|BLISS!!! Georgetown Cupcakes are the BOMB!|
|Two little monkeys jumping on the bed!|
|Playing "dragon" with their towel while Auntie gets her suit on|
|Sakura enjoying her cupcake (she chose) |
|SO nicely taking turns in the pool|
|Sakura is ready to go swimming!|
|Auntie with the girlies|
|I begged Dean to sit outside and eat since we don't|
get to do that at home much, unfortunately seconds after
our food arrived so did a storm and we had to grab
our food and head for shelter!
|See I really was there - Mommy and Sakura at dinner|
|This one is out of order too - seconds after we left Auntie's|
hotel room, Sakura was HAPPY that we had the stroller again
and she didn't have to walk ... she fell asleep within a second!