Monday, April 21, 2014
Spring Break Staycation
If you have been following our blog for any length of time, you have probably noticed that we love Staycations. We took our first one when Ella was 3 years old and have continued to have one at least once a year. We love it! No packing. We get to sleep in our own bed. No time change adjustments. And we get to do a lot of fun things around DC.
So last week we had our Spring Break Staycation. Joe was able to take a couple of days off work to hang out with us, so we had some great time together as a family.
Saturday we hit up the new hibachi restaurant down the street. Our favorite place, Hana Tokyo, closed in January. We were so sad to see it go, but just a couple of weeks ago a new restaurant opened in its place, Samurai Hibachi. We were happy to give it a try and discover that the food is just as good as Hana! After lunch at Samurai we headed to Fort Ward park to take Sabrina for a walk.
Sunday was a typical church day. We had a great time hanging out with friends and our awesome church family.
Monday we decided to take it easy in the morning. It was our vacation, after all. Monday afternoon we had a special treat. We headed to the movie theatre to see Muppets Most Wanted. Ella had never seen a Muppets movie before, but she was sure that she would love this. We all found it really entertaining. Great humor and awesome cameo appearances!
Tuesday we did something Joe has wanted to do for a long time…we visited Abraham Lincoln’s Summer Cottage. It was very interesting to see where Abe stayed, stand where Abe stood, and hear stories about his time at the cottage. It is something I would highly recommend.
Wednesday was “stay at home and do laundry” day. Nothing too exciting, but definitely necessary.
Thursday Ella and I headed out to the National Harbor to meet up with another EB family. This family lives in Maryland and has a 7 month old daughter with EB. Fortunately their older daughter is 6, so she and Ella had a lot of fun playing together. We got ice cream, walked around the harbor, visited the “dancing water” (as Ella calls it) at the Gaylord, and had a good time visiting with this family.
Friday we cleaned the house in the morning, then headed to the mall for Chick-fil-a and to get Easter clothes for both Joe and me. I can’t tell you the last time I bought a new dress, so it was fun to actually find something new to wear. Friday afternoon Grammy and Fred arrived for the weekend. It is always fun to have them visit.
This was the start of a very exciting weekend with family in town and celebrating our Risen Lord!