|Asher & Benjamin|
The boys' birthday was on Thursday. Eric and I made a surprise breakfast for them for their birthday- homemade cinnamon rolls (to die for)!
|Cinnamon Roll Cheer|
I made risotto for dinner (Asher's favorite) and an Asian-style chicken in a lettuce wrap, which turned out to be popular only with the adults. Then, because we hadn't had enough dessert in the past week, I made a chocolate cake so that each boy could have his own cake on his birthday.
|The boys didn't come when I called them for dessert so these 2 other March Birthday Boys showed up in their place|
|"Hey! That's MINE!"|
|By the SR-71 Blackbird|
|In the Observation Tower|
|Benjamin & Charlotte ate more than I did!|
The next day we had our free breakfast, in which all 3 kids ate nothing but Froot Loops, then met our friends and went to Air & Space on the Mall:
|Going down into the Metro. Charlotte panicked and had to be held!|
|Kind of looking at the exhibit|
|With the sunny and freezing cold Mall behind them|
|Going back up, out of the Metro|
|Charlotte took "Color Monkey" everywhere we went|
|She couldn't stop laughing at herself in the mirror|
Today my sister jogged to the hotel, and then we went on a jogging tour of DC, past all the monuments and down the Mall. Very scenic.
|Elana in front of the Lincoln Memorial|
|The Washington Monument|
|The Supreme Court|
We played near Susannah's, then had pizza there for lunch, and then hit the road. Asher slept the whole way home, but then crashed before dinner- flushed, tired, lost his appetite. I am hoping it's just exhaustion, and not true illness.
The weekend was not without its bumps (it's hard to sleep all 5 of us in one room), but overall I had a great time and think everyone else did, too. So far, the boys have said the best part of the whole weekend was the hotel, but that is fine by me! I loved our adventure with our big 5 year old boys.