Saturday, July 18, 2009

D.C.

(Make sure you check out the next 3 or 4 posts! I just did a major update from the last 2 weeks or so!)

And so our adventures in DC begin!!! We park our car at the closest Metro station to our house, the Orange line, and took it in to the heart of the city! Keegan was so excited to ride on a fast train!! Sophia had her first ride on the fast train too!


We got off at The Mall and just decided to walk around! We started out by the Washington Monument! Here's Keegan and the pointy building in the distance.


Keegan and Sophia by the Monument. This is probably one of the best pictures we have of both of them together!

After the Washington Monument, we walked to the WWII Memorial. Keegan liked how everywhere we went, there was water and steps or a bench to sit on. He did a great job of all of the walking that we did. Sophia's Baby K'Tan hadn't come in the mail yet, so he had to walk while Sophie rode and slept most of the day!


Me and the kiddos at the WWII Memorial!


When we were done at the WWII Memorial, we walked past the nasty reflection pool...not sure they will really see any kind of reflection it it though because it is filty! Keegan was more interested in the geese than anything that we saw!

Look mom! I'm taller!


Chad wanted to check out the Vietnam Wall so we headed over there before hitting up the Lincoln Memorial...aka. The Big Guy! (That's what we kept calling it for Keegan)


Chad's photography...pretty good with just my point and shot! Next time he will bring a good camera!


We kept telling Keegan as we were getting closer to the Lincoln Memorial that there would be a lot of stairs! I don't think he really believed us!!!

Keegan and the big guy!



After the Lincoln memorial we decided that we better find some place to eat, which we learned the hard way that you need to walk a long way to get to. From now on we will be bringing another back pack with sandwiches and snacks and drinks and just do a picnic on the lawn!

On the way to lunch we passed the White House, we didn't know we were going to walk past it and were all hungry so we just snapped a quick picture and Keegan wanted to know why we didn't see Barock Obama(That's how Keegan has Barack, I didn't spell it wrong. He tells us, NO it is Barock!)



After lunch at the ESPN Zone, we were all much happier so we decided to hit up the Capitol Building. Really we just did a walk by on the way to the Metro, but we saw it!


Before we got to the Capital Building we seen the Navy Memorial so we decided to check it out. It was a good thing we did! Chad knew he had a couple pictures in a Navy Memorial somewhere in DC, but was sure where. Well, there was a Museum as part of the Memorial and we decided to take a look. We were in the right spot, we got to see the Seabee's display which had a bunch of pictures from Chad and the 2 other guys in his office. It was pretty cool to see his work in a setting like that.

Keegan and the Lone Sailor (It's not lonely any more!)

One of Chad's pictures!

His is the black and white one in the background.

Keegan hugging his new family!

Here's the capitol building on our way to the Metro!
Sophia waiting happily in the Metro station! She was in such a good mood!

Here's a video of Sophia talking up a storm! Her new thing is to just talk until she runs out of breath!

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croleyc69 said...

Nice pics of D C. I went there when I was a Sr & would love to go back to visit. That video of Sophia talking is so cute. My Carly is almost 3 months & does her share of it to. Thanx 4 sharing :)
Caroline

Holly said...

What a nice trip to DC. That's neat Chad's pic is there.

Jennifer =) said...

Love the pictures Mell! Sounds like a great time.

croleyc69 said...

I have a award for you on my blog. Stop by :)