Friday, April 6, 2012
Lily eventually settled on the doll of the year, Kanani, while Madeleine preferred the generic doll that "looks like her." Luckily Santa got the message, and everyone got the doll they wanted.
Over the years I've seen many pictures on Facebook of other children visiting an American Girl store, usually in NYC. It looked like fun, but I'm not ready to take on an NYC trip with the girls just yet. Luckily, there is a store/restaurant in DC so we could include it in a trip while doing other things. I know how expensive it can be, and this is not something I intend to do very often. It was a very special treat that the girls have definitely earned this year.
Neither girl knew what to expect really. While the top floor was interesting to them, it was underneath where the salon was that they actually got excited.
And maybe the Easter Bunny will bring them some swimsuits.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
We hit up three of the mall museums while in DC: the American History, Natural History, and the Air and Space Museum. I had a few other "maybes" depending on the weather an the girls' mood, but I think three was about all we could stand.
I'd like to do the Building Museum, the Newseum, the Air and Space Annex, and the Spy Museum at some point.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
One of the things I was most excited about doing was going to the kite festival at the Washington Monument that was a part of the Cherry Blossom Festival activities. Lily recently had "kite day" at her school and had learned a lot about kites. Of course, I forgot our small kite at home, so we just had to watch others fly theirs. I could have watched all day, but the girls only stuck it out about an hour.
Both Lily and Madeleine were impressed by the Washington Monument. They had a lot of questions about the flags around it and were worried about how much it cost to have that many flag poles (they did a fundraiser to get a flag pole at their daycare last year). The first thing they did when they got on the grass was cartwheels.