A Family Weekend in DC

We had a fun little family weekend in DC! The hubs was there for work, so Annalee and I make the short trip up on Friday {I forget how close we are sometimes}, and arrived early afternoon to visit with old friends and get in a good late afternoon nap.

Girl is a road trip champ. And likes her sunnies too...

Friday night one of my sistas {AOII sisters that is.} came to watch Annalee, so I could join Jesse for an adult night out.  But first, a family cocktail and photo op.

On Saturday we ventured into the city for Annalee's first trip to the monuments.

It was the most perfect day in DC. Complete with a DC hot dog for lunch.

We had a great day, until an afternoon storm snuck up on us. We ducked away into the American History Smithsonian to watch it pass.

We lasted about an hour and couldn't take the "crazy" anymore. I guess we really are small town peeps. The museum was really cool, and they had a great kid friendly area where we let Annalee play for a bit, but we just weren't digging a history lesson that day.

Instead we headed south to Alexandria for a cocktail and dinner waterside at Blackwall Hitch. What a cool place. The bar had great little lounge where we parked the stroller and let Annalee play. We snacked on a variety of apps - crab dip, yellowfin tuna, and sautéed shrimp - and called it an early night. We were all ready to head back to the hotel.

The view right outside our hotel at sunset.
The hubs and I shared dessert and cocktails in the room after little bit went to bed, and it was really nice just to sit and chat. No laundry to be done, no dishes to clean. No pressure to do anything but just relax. It was so good.

We ordered breakfast to the room on Sunday and enjoyed a quiet morning together before hitting up the rooftop pool for a quick morning swim. Our girl loves the water!! A swim lesson recap coming soon, I promise!

Our view from the pool!

On the drive home Sunday, we took a long stop at Target - where I spent my Mother's Day cash - and picked up an assortment of goodies.
Pineapple Beach Towel  | Catalina Slides  |  Gold Fig |  Sacha Lichne Rose

Did I mention how much this little one is eating these days. Last night she basically had a cheeseburger, fries and a side of fruit for dinner. Ok, really ground beef and sweet potatoes mashed up with little bits of fruit. But she owned it! 
O yes, she also wore her first ponytail last night. Just for fun.

Cheers to a great {party} week ahead! Annalee's first birthday and our 5th anniversary is Saturday. 


  1. Great pics! Excited to celebrate together Saturday!

  2. Umm this is so fun! I can't believe she already has a lil pony tail! Love the pic of you and your hubs with the monument! Tell me about how to do the hotel with a baby thing! How did you all hang out and chat when she was in there?