The kids were up surprisingly early after our late night on the town and their late night with Auntie Janne. Nick woke up hysterical in the middle of the night because he thought Janne left and we weren't back- poor guy. Since everyone was up we were able to have a yummy breakfast in the hotel before driving to Georgetown. The first stop of the day was Dean and Deluca for some wonderful coffee. Jacob fell in love with Dean and Deluca when we received some coffee as a gift after Christopher was born. Over the years we've ordered it online but haven't made it in to a store because they're concentrated in the NYC/Washington DC area. It was on our "must do" list for our trip!!
Nick wasn't listening so he sat in time-out while everyone else had blueberry scones.
Dean and Deluca: Georgetown
We wandered through the Shops at Georgetown for a bit before heading back to the hotel to drop the car off. After a quick Metro ride we met up with Janne for a hotdog outside the National Museum of American History and then headed off to explore the museum.
Nick with a traveling salesman.
"Ahhhh!!! I'm getting hit by a bus!!!!!"
Riding the Metro in the 1950s
"Daddy!! Chu-chutes!!! Daddy jump??"
We wandered through the museum for a few hours before heading outside for a popsicle and to run around in the grass.
This is a good popsicle!!
Lexie with her birdie popsicle (Tweety Bird)
We took the Metro to Alexandria for Lexie's birthday dinner. I think riding the Metro was the highlight of the trip for all the kids!!
I hear the train!!!
Here it comes.
We walked around King Street in Old Town Alexandria before ending up at the Hard Times Cafe for some of their world famous chili.
Nick, Auntie Janne, Christopher, Lexie, Jacob and Ben
The birthday girl inhaling cornbread!
Since they didn't have dessert at the restaurant we took the Metro to Dupont Circle for some birthday Ben and Jerry's. Right as we walked up to the escalator to get back up to street level, it stopped. Being the strong guy that he is, Jacob decided to carry the stroller (with Lexie in it) up ALL those stairs instead of going to the elevator at the other side of the station.
There were A LOT of stairs!
But he made it all the way up!
And then had some ice cream!!
Happy 2nd birthday, baby girl! :)
We said goodbye to Janne at the Metro station and then headed back to the hotel. On Sunday we met Janne for lunch at Potbelly in Fairfax , VA, and then we were on our way back to Fort Bragg. We had a great trip and can't wait to go back again soon!!