Saturday, May 16, 2015
Another thing checked off on my bucket list this weekend! The DC Dragon Boat Festival has been something I have always wanted to attend but never got around to it. This year, Aaron was invited by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the US, to participate in the Dragon Boat Festival Race. He was thrilled to do something that was a tradition of DC, to be outdoors on the water, and to get some exercise all at the same time :) Of course, Gracie and I went to support him and cheer on the teams that assembled early in the morning. We missed the opening festivities because we had to feed Grace and get her ready, but we made it in time for Aaron to join the team he was assigned to, find a parking spot right at the Boat Center with an out of order parking meter (score!), and scope out a good spot for some pictures of the race.
Friday, May 15, 2015
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
It is already reaching summertime temperature around here but I am thrilled that I can go outside the house and enjoy the sunshine, lovely greenery, and explore my surroundings. That is something I missed intensely as I sat, cooped up in the house all winter, trying not to go crazy! This month, I am determined to get out and explore as often as I can. Gracie loves every minute of it!
Today, we wanted to visit Clemyjontri Park. My local friends have all been to this place and highly recommended it, so I was dying to check it out. It definitely did not disappoint! Clemyjontri is a one-of-a-kind park. It is playground built to accommodate children of all abilities. In fact, they even have a swing that is specially designed to allow kids in wheelchairs have a go. Isn't that amazing?!
Saturday, May 2, 2015
In honor of Gracie's 1st birthday and a commitment to myself to explore again, I took Aaron and Gracie to Burnside Farms in Haymarket for the Holland in Haymarket Festival of Spring 2015. This was something I had been looking forward for several weeks now and had been tracking when the flowers were at their peak season. This weekend was it!
Burnside Farms hosts the Annual Holland in Haymarket Festival where they plant over five acres of spring flowers to provide the largest, and most spectacular pick-your-own-flower event in the world! Right here in our own backyard in Virginia!