Hello from Sicily again! Lena, Gil, and I flew home on Tuesday and oh-my-goodness I am glad that is over. I was so nervous about flying with both kids by myself for the first time. Praise God, though, it went really well, and we all survived and even had fun. (The fact that I never cried is kind of amazing, therefore making it a success in my book.) I credit the dollar bin at Target, the prayers of many friends and family, and God’s good grace. It’s so good to be home… and back with Elliott/Daddy after four weeks apart!
On our last Saturday in Virginia, the kids, my cousin KT, and I drove into the city to see my brother-in-law David. He lives in an awesome neighborhood just sound of Capitol Hill called the Navy Yard. Elliott and I went there for a date night before Elliott returned to Sicily, and I decided I had to bring the kids back at some point… because of all the fountains! It’s basically a water park down there, thanks to some amazing recent additions to the neighborhood. Things like “splash pads” and wading pools in the middle of a well-planned and beautiful city make me so excited to move back next year!
^ We started off our adventures with lunch at a food truck festival. When in D.C…
^ My cousin KT currently lives in Muskogee, Oklahoma, because of her husband’s job. She’s headed to law school next year… and they hope to come to D.C. for that! I hope she comes too. :-)
^ Tommy Wells is running for mayor of D.C. He was eating lunch at the table next to ours and gave Lena a campaign sticker afterwards. Go, Tommy!
^And then on to the watery attractions. The shallow pool and rain garden were just perfect for little Gil!
^ “Come on, Lena, the fountains are fun!”
^ … even when you do take ’em to the face…
^ After plenty of fun at Canal Park, we headed over to Yards Park where there is a deeper wading pool.
^ Lena’s making new friends in the background…
Thanks for such a fun day in D.C., Uncle David and cousin KT! Maybe next summer we’ll be back to stay?