These past few weekends spring has been doing its thing and bringing us all of the Cherry Blossom goodness. That alone is excuse enough to make our way to the monuments and every other quintessential DC sight. On top of that we had our neighbor from London, Charlie, make a visit which was such a treat.
Now here are several pictures of blossoms, monuments, more blossoms, and a whole lot of Rupert not paying attention to our love and affection.
We lucked out big time with the blossoms in their prime the weekend Charlie was here.
So fun to have a little role reversal going on. Rather than Charlie laughing at Ben and I experiencing all the differences in London last year, we got to watch him experience the States for the first time and had some good laughs. We had the most American weekend we could dream up.
Ben playing tour guide and holding a quick history lesson. Charlie, meet Mr. Lincoln.
We spent the weekend eating barbecue, enjoying the Cherry Blossom Beer and Wine Festival, introducing Charlie to smores, walking all over the city to see the major monuments, soaking up the views on the POV Roof Terrace, and consuming so many more “American” foods (especially the concept of peanut butter and chocolate).
Fast forward this weekend. Same idea, but different pace. It was a nice one full of long walks, more cherry blossoms, and a Mexican feast prepared by Ben because he gets me.
Okay, DC, you are pretty. A few minutes before I snapped this shot we saw a couple get engaged! I loved getting to snap a few shots for them. Gotta love a beautiful engagement under the cherry blossoms on an afternoon that looks like this.
Such a big baby.
He doesn’t want my kisses.
We are trying to teach him that if he smiled more maybe passers by wouldn’t be frightened by him. He doesn’t seem to care.
Things Rupert doesn’t enjoy:
Additionally, he hates being stuck in a child’s swing. Like really hates. It was hilarious.
Self timer for the awkward family photo rescue!
I am praying spring sticks around for awhile and winter will quit trying to sneak in. Sunshine, shorts, walks and monumental weekends with these guys are good for the soul.