Saturday, March 31, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt

This morning the base did an easter egg hunt for the little kids so of course we went. Porter was teaching Harrison how to run with his basket to get candy at home before we left so he would know what to do. It was so funny because he caught on really quick.

Pre-egg hunt....getting ready.....

....and GO!!

Looking at all his goodies

The bunny kept turning every time we'd go up for a picture, so frustrating!

Of course Harrison loved all the candy. We went to Walmart afterwards and there was another Easter Bunny giving out candy so he got his fair share of candy today.

Harrison is so smart, just a little update on what he's learning:

Playing catch with his ball and mitt
Knows the animals lion, hippo, giraffe, boar, and elephant (thanks to the Smithsonian toy pack from grandma and grandpa)
Plays hide and seek
Likes to scare mom with his giant toy bugs
Helps changing the laundry and putting dishes away
Still learning animal sounds....he still thinks every animal growls :)

We sure love our little Bubby!

Paul and Linda Visit

Last week Porter's parents, Paul and Linda, came out to visit us. It was nice to have family around again and they had never been here so we hit all the sites. I'm happy to say there were only a couple meltdowns, me included, so I'd say that's pretty good with a 1 1/2 year old and being 5 months pregnant and going pretty much nonstop for a week. We saw the major monuments, visited a few museums, toured Mt. Vernon and the capitol.
I'll be honest I was quite disappointed with the capitol tour. I'd heard rave reviews and it was anything but. It was cool to see the artwork but you only see about 3-4 rooms (halls) and I was hoping for more history than was given. I must admit though taking Harrison on a tour is quite distracting so I probably missed most of the information that was given.
The weather has been super warm here and therefore the cherry blossoms bloomed extremely early. We saw the ones they had on base but by the time we got to the Tidal Basin, where the majority are, most of the blooms were already gone. I'm pretty bummed that we missed them but maybe we'll be here still next year and can see them then. Most of these pictures are repeats from what I posted on facebook but here they are again.

Waiting in line for the DC cupcakes

Mount Vernon

National Cathedral