Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cherry Blossoms 2013

It's hard to believe that just six days ago, we took a quick trip to Great Falls of the Potomac River.  It was a great outing but it was windy and so chilly.  Today, I took my two youngest girls to see the Cherry Blossoms in DC in near 80 degree weather.  It was wonderful.  Spring has finally arrived!  I have lived in the Washington, DC area for over 20 years and I can only remember a handful of times that I visited the blossoms when they were in full bloom.  I think I always used the excuse of it being too crowded and just too inconvenient to make the trip down to the Tidal Basin.  But after a lovely visit last year, I knew we had to go back.  Today the traffic was horrible and the parking was a challenge, but it was all worth it to see the beautiful blossoms at their peak.  And the girls loved getting out in the warm weather.    

Andrew and Veronica - Great Falls.

Sebastian at Great Falls.

 Theodore was on a playdate but our neighbor Tegan joined us instead.
Our picnic lunch and Veronica's first Capri Sun.

Veronica loves dogs!

She smiled for most of our outing except when the camera was in front of her face.

Flat Stanley was visiting us from Canton, Michigan and joined us for the fun.


Josephine was afraid she would fall in.

Veronica wanted no part of sitting in the stroller.

I can't remember why Josephine was mad it me - but she's darn cute even with that scowl on her face.

Veronica - climbing the steps of the Jefferson Memorial.

There's a smile!


  1. Lovely photos, Marcie. Josephine is adorable! Can I have some of that 80 degree weather?

  2. So pretty!! When did Veronica get so grown up!?

  3. Cherry blossoms already!? Where I live, we thought the spring was finally here but now there is a warning issused for ice pellets and freezing rain!

  4. we are headed down there this weekend! I hope they are still in bloom :) Love the photos of Veronica and Josephine at the monuments!