Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Washington D.C

 Finally getting around to document our D.C trip.  We had a wonderful time. We all missed Lauren but she had lots of fun with Nana. There is so much walking and reading that it would have been to much for her. She later saw the pictures and was mad but I reminded her that Nana and her had lots of ice-cream and fun and she agreed. 
We wanted to take the boys to see my grandpa and to see all the history of the area. Since Jaden loves loves history he was gleaming with joy. My grandfather is a real hero he is buried in Arlington with all the other heroes. Not only did he fight in the war he was also a hero in everyday life. He helped my mom out a lot when she was struggling being a single mom. He helped fix things up, was supportive and always made her feel like you could face tomorrow. He also had a fantastic sense of humor and his sayings still go strong in our whole family. We all miss him.  He received two medals of honor. He threw a grenade and saved a bunch of men but no officer was present so he received a bronze star but would have received silver, Not long after he also took a wound to the arm with a machine gun in India.  He almost lost his arm but one Dr. said he could save it and did. This is a man that never complained may we all learn something from our older generation. I thank all all the men and woman for what they do for us each day to have freedom. 
 It is surreal to see all the headstones. There are thousands and thousands it seems.  Arlington is beautiful in many regards.

 Tomb Of The Unknown Solider
 We stayed in Old Town, it was so so charming.  A street lined with neat shops with all kinds of unique finds.  Defiantly a woman's day to shop but I had my three men so that consisted of quickly looking and eating.

 Jaden you are growing up!!  
 The boys favorite place, The Natural History Museum
 All I can think of is Night At The Museum. So many animals, stuffed, bones, replicas you name it.  We love that movie and Ben Stiller so what a brilliant idea.
 I love my son!!  He opens this box up and says "Look Pottery Barn"  

 At Five Guys downtown D.C
 Abe Lincolns real hat that he wore the night he was assassinated. Jaden loves Abe.

 Love this picture on the metro, we found Abe.

 Time to pick Lauren up.  Here she is loving her Nana and Grandpa.  They are pretty great I must say so myself.  She did fine and was a good girl.  My mom said when they were sitting on the porch and saw us coming she cried. Not because she missed us but because she didn't want to go home. 
It was a nice get away and even though we missed Lauren it was nice to have a little break.  My favorite time is when we are all together though so we were glad to have our three again.

1 comment:

  1. It looks like a wonderful trip. We took the girlies to DC twice while growing up and they loved both trips!


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