April 6, 2009

spontaneous and forgetful - yep, that's me!

Cherry Blossom Festival Checklist

1. pack but forget to bring the zoom lens ... check
2. take only 13 pictures all weekend ... check
3. take only one photo of yourself ... check
4. take only ONE photo of a Cherry Blossom - the very reason you WENT to DC this weekend ... check
5. plan to capture Lorelai's precious face as she rides the "train" for the first time, but make sure to forget to charge even ONE of the two batteries for the video camera ... check

Here are all 13 photos.

Lorelai was so thrilled to be on the "train."

Lorelai and Daddy in front of the Capitol Building.

Lorelai, Daddy and the Washington Monument.

Not sure what was so exciting here, but it was during the CBF Parade.
It wasn't until I took a two-year-old that I realized how SLOW parades really are!
Lorelai pretty much freaked out when she saw Elmo.
The lone Cherry Blossom photo.
Vietnam Veterans' Memorial
My Uncle
The White House
This was the best shot I could get. There were thousands of people
trying to take pictures and people were loitering .... taking hundreds of photos.
There was NOBODY on the lawn. The building didn't move. WHY oh WHY do
they have to stand there for SO long!?
Lorelai and the White House
Uh oh, before we leave, I need a picture of me ....say cheeeeeese!
Cute things Lorelai said:

When getting on the metro she cups her hands around her mouth and yells "all abooooaaard the choo choo train....come on, follow me!"

When JD got off the elevator at the hotel, she ran down the hall, gave him a big hug around his legs and proclaimed.... "Daddy, I'm so proud of you!"

I was reaching across Lorelai (in her carseat) and she threw her arms around me and said "Mommy..... a my best friend."

The weekend was fun and exhausting and we can't wait to go back. Not bad for a 2 1/2 hour drive!

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stormhuse said...

It has, in fact, taken JD many years to master the science of riding an elevator, so I can see why Lorelai was so proud.

Great pictures, looks like a totally fun weekend - so jealous!

And your daughter is so stinking adorable! "All aboooooaaard the choo choo train... come on, follow me!" Love it.

Anonymous said...

Hey, it's about time we got a pic with you and Lorelai.....awesome, too!!!! Let's see more of those.
Although it's nice to see my son also.

Oh, just what is Storm doing on your blog during work???? I know, he is working hard!!!!!

Love ya,

Becs said...

love all 13 pictures :)
she is too cute in looks and comments :)

The Phillips Place said...

Ohmygosh she wore the hat-- SO DARN CUTE! I wanna squeeze her.

And my favorite picture is the last one of you two-- adorabibble. Why couldn't I just have said adorable?

We should plan a trip up together some weekend. The guys can navigate the metro and we can snap pictures!

JAMIE'S CREW said...

Those are some quality pictures! They are really great. Lorelai looks so very grown up in her pigtails!

doctortish said...

I love the pictures that you did take. I really love the picture of you and Lorelai. You need to hand the picture to J.D. more often. I like your hair long. Cute.

doctortish said...

I meant to say you should hand the "camera" to J.D. more often.

Anonymous said...

Love the pics! Looks like it was a fun weekend. Maybe next time we'll tag along :)


Throwin' Fitz said...

Lorelai is so adorable! Glad you all had a good time. And I'm glad I'm not the only one who forgets half the things I want to bring / do on a trip! I'm lucky to remember to pack the camera, and then I usually leave it in the car or hotel!

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

I do belive those are cherry blossoms in front of the White House, no? So you got two pictures with the blossoms!

Looks like a lot of fun!

Baby Kry said...

I love the pictures! You look hot in your one picture! Can you send me the link where you got your journal for writing down those cute things! I love it!!!!

Jenny said...

You guys look like you are having so much fun!!! I can't believe how big that little peanut is!! Enjoy your Easter:)))

Jenny said...

You guys look like you are having so much fun!!! I can't believe how big that little peanut is!! Enjoy your Easter:)))

Elizabeth, The Mommy...etc said...

that sounds exactly like what i did last week w/ my parents in town...i just totally dropped the ball!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Well from the 13 pictures you did take, it looks like you guys had a great time!

And sometimes, I enjoy it when I forget my camera or the batteries are dead - then I just get to ENJOY the events without feeling like I have to take a lot of pictures.

Anonymous said...

Hey there Rach !
Awesome pics.
So cute, you & L. with your heads together. That's how mommy's &
daughters kick-it.

Luv ya,
Alyssa's aunt helen

p.s. Jesus died on the cross today,
for you & me.
He'll rise from the dead, Sunday, for you & me.

meli said...

She is precious! What a great smile! It looks like y'all had a great time!

stormhuse said...

Great pictures of Easter weekend!

Oh wait, no...

Fulton Quads said...

I remember when I was a teen my brother lived in Alexandria, VA. We would take the metro over to see the Cherry Blossoms. Oh they are SO beautiful! We never made it to the parade though! Looks like fun! When our kiddos are older we plan on making that LONG drive to take them to DC for an adventure! SO much to see & do there! Thanks for posting about it! (=
Love, Cathy & her quads

Rebecca said...

Great photos.. especially the one with you and Lorelai. And the train pictures, sooo cute.

Steve and I were there once during cherry blossom time (the week before we got engaged) and it is so beautiful! I would love to go back. How nice that you are so close too!

Our Complete Family said...

Cute, cute pics! So glad you guys got to go when it's so pretty there, but darn about the lack of pics. The ones you got are good ones though!
Hope your spring is going well hun!
Hugs, Les