Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Rest of the Pictures from Casey's Visit

I said I would post them, so here they are: more pictures from our fun weekend when Casey and Levi came to visit (a huge thanks to Casey for texting them to me so that I could share!).

We were able to walk around a little before our Washington Monument tour, so we walked by the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial:

That wall is always such a breathtaking and heartbreaking sight; it's hard for me to wrap my head around the incredible sacrifice that it represents.  There were a couple of different groups of people there that day who were obviously looking for and mourning over a specific name (or names).

The kids loved looking out the monument windows:

View from the Washington Monument:

(Another) View from the Washington Monument:

The extremely kind tour guide went into great detail explaining this model of the cross section of the monument to the kids:

It was around lunch time when the tour was over and we were waiting for the elevator to take us back down.  The kids were starving (they downed approximately 4 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches once we got back to our stroller), and Lorelei had a hard time putting her hunger aside in order to smile for the camera (good job Sydney and Levi!):

We treated them to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle popsicles afterward:

Their mouths were stained bluish purple for a couple of days:

Four kids and four carseats in the back of the van (Bubby not pictured):
(I'm not sure why Sydney looks like she's about to jump out of her car seat; surely we had either just arrived at our destination or hadn't backed out of the driveway yet.)

Playing at the fountain near the library is always a big hit:

In the elevator at Harris Teeter:

Casey's view (of the Pentagon) from the airplane headed back to TX:

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