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Summer Days…Drifting Away

25 Jul

Hanging with their favorite dog

I can’t believe July is almost over. It feels like yesterday I was kicking off the start of summer with MomTrends and Miraclesuit. I have no idea where the time goes. It has been a crazy, busy summer up to this point and we have something every weekend until the start of school. We spent a month at my parents in D.C. and then headed to the beach for a week with my in-laws. We returned last week and have run around doing errands, laundry, and organizing all we returned home with. When I finally finished catching up, I realized my last post was almost 3 weeks ago and I have neglected e-mails and twitter, as I have not had a minute to check them. Any way, for the first post back I wanted to highlight our favorite activities from our time in D.C.:

Pool Days: We spent almost every afternoon at the neighborhood pool. It was so nice being able to go to an outdoor pool. I signed my oldest up for swim lessons and by the end of our time there she was swimming. The best days were spent splashing around with their cousins.

Day Trip to Orr’s Farm Market: A pick your own farm in Martinsburg, West Virginia about 1 1/2 from my parents house. We went to see if there were cherries left but we just missed them but were just in time for Raspberries and Blueberries. The girls took a hayride through the fields, picked pounds of berries and got a few treats in the store. The pies are to die for, especially the strawberry rhubarb,so my mom and I brought a few home. Can’t wait to go apple picking there in the fall.

Trips to Old Town: Old Town Alexandria is one of our favorite spots for lunch, shopping, and ice cream. My favorite childhood store, Why Not Shop, is now a favorite for both of my girls. They have so many unique gifts, toys, books, clips, you name it. After picking out a small toy or book we head down the street to Scoops or Pops for ice cream and then walk along the water to see the ducks.

Loved the Lady Bug display at Why Not Shop

Ready for Scoops

First Nationals Game: My dad, husband and I took the oldest to her first baseball game. It was my first time at a Nationals Park and I was very impressed at the wide variety of food and activities. We all had a blast. The highlights for my daughter were Shake Shack (I felt as if we were back in NY and she loved it just as much in the stadium then at home), the children’s play zone, the run of the Presidents and of course the GIANT shaved ice to cool off. She also LOVED dancing to the bands outside the stadium before and after the game and decided that she wants to be a drummer.

It was nice to get a taste of suburban life and a change of scenery for a few weeks but the girls have missed their friends. I am happy to get back into our routine and back to blogging.