little moments in dc
Our most recent trip to the US Botanic Garden was really good. Sure, we got stuck in slow-moving traffic due to the 50th Anniversary of MLK March, but besides that, it was a great day to be out and enjoying the sunshine.
After strolling in front of the Capitol for a bit, we headed inside to the garden. The kids enjoyed the outdoor Children's Garden the most. I guess that was expected...it was designed for children after all. Anna had the most fun with the water pump and Will just wanted to splash. They also ran through a bamboo forest! Pretty neat. We have been to the Botanic Garden many times, but this time was by far my favorite. The kids showed more curiosity and it was nice that they kept whining to a bare minimum.
Click here! Same pose, same location, back in 2011.
I think as they get older, short local outings like this will get easier and better...until I guess when they reach a certain age when they won't want to be dragged around anymore. I am savoring these moments while they last. I have only been doing this parenting gig for 3.5 years, but it's already going too fast.
PS., Here is a tip if you want to visit: on weekends, you can park right in front of building even though the sign reads "Permit Only." We have done it several times and never gotten a ticket.