Hello! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. Our weekend was filled with beautiful weather and lots of family and friend time.
Our first planned activity of the day was Ava’s Busy Bee music and story time class through Arts on the Horizon at 10am. Per the usual, Ava had a ball at class hugging up on Ms. Natasha, playing with the other kids, getting into all the toys and instruments, and going on another imaginary trip to “the Garden”. I love how Ava is at the age when you can just tell if she likes something or doesn’t, or is unsure of something. The second we walk into her classroom, she wriggles out of our hands and starts running around the room kicking balls and saying hi to the other kids. You may remember this was our first class we signed up for with Arts on the Horizon and we’ve been very pleased with it. Sadly next week is the last class of the 6-week session.
After class we headed home with a tired out gal – Tommy had just caught Ava’s eyes starting to close as he opened her door to get her out of the car once we got home. Not wanting Ava’s afternoon nap to happen earlier than scheduled (around 2pm), I quickly kept her busy playing in the house, feeding her food, letting her watch an episode of “Minnie”, and then calling a family “field trip” that consisted of Ava, my mom, and me out to our front sidewalk to engage in sidewalk chalk art!
Soon enough it was time for Ava to go down for a nap. While Tommy had “Ava duty”, my mom and I snuck out to run some errands. The rest of the day was spent going to the park, eating a delicious dinner of Slow Cooker Lo Mein I had made earlier during the day, and watching the Caps lose Game 2 of the first round play-offs. Whomp whomp.
(Easter) Sunday began with some more beautiful weather – warm and clear, which was great since we had an Easter breakfast picnic and egg hunt on the books at Fort Hunt Park!
Tommy, my mom, Ava, Violet, and I rolled to the park around 8:30am ready to claim a spot at a picnic table (we found the perfect one right by a tree for shade and good egg-hiding spots!) where we could layout our breakfast items that consisted of coffee, supplies for mimosas, quiche, fruit salad, and bacon. I also quickly hid plastic Easter eggs for Ava to find while the rest of the crew went on a short walk to work up their appetites.
Since this was Ava’s first time hunting for Easter eggs, and thus had no idea what to do unless told, I made it a point to hide her 8 eggs in very noticeable places around and within the tree. Or so I thought – it took her a little bit to catch on what to do!
But once she got the hang of things, she was a pro!
In case you’re wondering, I filled Ava’s Easter eggs with organic puffs and organic yogis. While Ava likes both of these things immensely if she had to choose one she liked just a little better it would be the yogis. Well, the first four eggs she opened contained the yogis, while the remaining four were the puffs. Needless to say she wasn’t too pleased with the change midway, lol.
We spent the next two hours at the park eating, walking/running, blowing bubbles, and just relaxing in the glorious weather.
Later that evening, Mama still had a fun outing planned with some gal pals: dinner and seeing the musical Chicago at the Kennedy Center! (Tommy, mom, and Ava enjoyed a delicious lamb meal mom made).
We decided to eat dinner at District Commons in Foggy Bottom since our original plan was to take the complimentary shuttle from Foggy Bottom to the Kennedy Center. Well, while the food at District Commons was good, the service wasn’t. It was so slow, even after we explained we were on a time limit because we were seeing a show at the Kennedy Center. This didn’t seem to matter at all since it took about an hour for our food to arrive and left us hurriedly eating our dinner so we could make the beginning of the musical. Instead of taking the shuttle, we had to split an Uber for time’s sake.
We all enjoyed the musical, though a couple people in our party were underwhelmed with the performance of Velma, and others couldn’t stop comparing it to the movie!
We all had a blast getting a group together to do something and all no doubt went our own separate ways humming songs we had heard that night.
Happy (belated) Easter to you! Hope you have a great week.