Bryan had business in Bethesda this week, so we decided to make a family trip of it and spend Easter with his folks in Maryland. Besides bouncing off the walls at grandma’s enjoying some traditional Easter activities, our little bunnies also got to have lots of fun exploring DC.
The weather was gorgeous! As we drove towards Maryland it felt like we were literally watching winter melt into spring as gray branches gave way to green buds and bright patches of tulips and daffodils started popping up everywhere. Robyn loved all the flowers around the museums in DC.
Not only were there flowers outside the museums: we even managed to find some flowers IN the museums. Amber looked so cute sitting with some of the orchids on display in the museum of natural history that we had to snap a picture.
The dinosaurs at the museum of natural history were also a hit as was the dollhouse at the museum of American history.
The girls’ very favorite part of going to DC, though, was riding the Metro there. They love trains! (Mommy on the other hand, watched both Unstoppable and Source Code within the past week and is now a little leary of them. Thankfully our trip did not involve any runaway trains or massive explosions…)
Back at Grandma’s house, the girls were all-ears when it came to an all-Easter weekend.
We went to a little community egg hunt, dyed hard-boiled eggs with Grandma and Grandpa, and played like crazy outside. (The girls found eggs in the backyard; Mommy and Daddy got to find hidden IBC cream sodas in the front yard. Thanks, Carrie!) Grandma also put together a delicious Easter feast and we gorged ourselves on ham from the Dutch market and yummy homemade frog-eyed salad. Here are (probably too many) pictures of our Easter-y adventures:
|Coloring eggs with Grandma and Grandpa.|
|Didn't they turn out pretty?|
|When Bryan saw Amber this morning, his first comment was, "The 60's called...they want their toddler back." *I* think she looks adorable.|
|Katie's favorite part of Easter? Forget the candy: it's all about the plastic eggs and funky paper grass!|
|Isn't this a fun idea? Carrie set a beautiful table for Easter dinner, including the eggs that we dyed the day before in the decorating.|
Thanks for the wonderful week, Carrie and Gordon. You definitely made certain somebunnies very hoppy!! :)