Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cherry Blossoms

This morning, half the members of our family took a trip into D.C. to see the beautiful cherry blossoms  which are in full bloom.  Unfortunately, the other half of our family had to go to school and work (sorry guys!).   So Sebastian, Josephine, Veronica and I headed into the city on our own and had a great morning.  With spring here and the weather being as warm as it's been, we've been taking Veronica out more, which has been good for all of us.  And I no longer worry as much about RSV which feels liberating in a way.   It's almost as though I forget she was born 16 weeks early....almost, but not quite.  

Sebastian - happy to get his photo taken.

Josephine - no interest in getting her photo taken.

With a little encouragement (o.k., a LOT of encouragement), Josephine finally agreed to a photo.

A picnic by the Tidal Basin.

The food definitely put Josephine in a better mood. 


I took this before I read the sign posted which said not to climb on the trees.  Whoops!

What's a trip to the nation's capitol without a visit to the GW NICU?   This was the highlight of my day!
Don't their smiles speak volumes?  

Poor Josephine fell in the mud right after we left the hospital.  She was so cute I just had to take a picture!


  1. I love so much about this post!! RSV season is almost over for us...Cohen gets his last Synagis in April. I am SO SO ready to be out and about!! Congrats on making it and enjoy yourselves :)

    That NICU picture is so precious, I love how they are all looking at her...they look so proud!!

    And also, that last picture of your daughter, I may have giggled a little bit. Poor little thing :) Hope you guys are enjoying spring!!!

  2. I have always wanted to go see the cherry blossoms! beautiful!

  3. I totally understand what you mean by forgetting Veronica once was a micro-preemie. I do that all the time with Emilia too.

  4. Looks like you had a great time! And Veronica is looking great, love the NICU reunion pic, and thank God we made it through RSV season...almost!

  5. What gorgeous photos! I wish I could see the cherry blossoms. They look beautiful.

    I also love going back to the NICU for visits. That picture is great. They all look so proud of Veronica.

    It looks like you guys had a great time. I bet your older kids were jealous that they didn't get to go.

  6. Beautiful pictures! What a fun day! I love seeing babies with their NICU doctors and nurses, they are such amazing people.