Super SaturdayAfter that we rushed to the other side of town to see Jeff's other kids play basketball. I just love watching these guys. This team is their life right now - they call Jeff during the week just to talk about who is going to start, what time the game is and how their jersey's are doing. They don't get to take them home each week and they are always so excited to wear them.
Saturday was a great day all that was missing was me getting my tail up early to go for a run - it didn't happen.
Annie Kate had her third Basketball game. I can't believe I have not written one thing about
- she is playing basketball
- her getting the number one for her number (she has a thing for odd numbers so she was thrilled)
- their team color is pink - she does not like that
- Jeff is the assistant coach - she loves that
- going to the games is impossible for me. the first one Jeff and I both had crying babies in our arms for the first 15 minutes until I had to leave.
- the have lost both games until Saturday when they won! They were quite excited.
While watching the game someone leaned over to me and asked me if I was Kristi from Pink Christmas. It was a Pink Christmas gal who goes to church in the building we were watching them game in. She is friend with Elizabeth in Hawaii! It was so fun to meet her and I appreciate her feeding my kids gummy worms to keep them happy. She wrote one of the best posts ever and before I link it I am going to see if it is ok with her. It was fun to meet her and she said she recognized me by my pink and green hat. good thing I wore that hat that day.
We went to Ben's Chili bowl after the game with our little family. I just love that place and having been telling myself since after the marathon that I get one visit there with no quilt. I still felt total guilt after gorging myself with chili dog, chili fries and the best ever banana chocolate shake. It is kind of sad that after not being there for many months that our favorite employee, James, still recognized us after not seeing us for months. Shows how often we have been in the past.
We then were getting the museum itch after our visit to the postal museum earlier in the week. Annie Kate was in the back of the car saying, "I can't believe I am saying this but I am really missing walking downtown all the time from museum to museum" She suggested we go to the National Archives. Jeff and I both said - "too boring" we thought about going back to the Postal Museum - I was wishing I had bought one of these little Postal trucks for myself. Then we searched in our Garmin for the Building Museum - a recent tip from a blog comment from Rachelle B.
This place was awesome. I felt like we were back in Europe when you walk into a building and your eyes go strait up to the high ceilings. This is a photo of Jeff and Caroline walking in they look so small compared to the big pillars.
The building is beautiful! If you are a first time visitor to D.C. I would put this as the first museum to visit. It has an exhibit that talks about why the city is on point and the whole design of the National Mall. You can see everything at once and will give you a great appreciation for the design of the city and monuments.
They have tons of activities for the kids. You can even check out tool kits to learn construct different things. There was a birthday party going on upstairs while we were there - awesome!
This was a activity for the kids to build their own arch like the National Memorial in St. Louis.
The tile on the floor throughout was beautiful, even in the elevator it was worth a second look.
you couldn't help but just constantly look up at how beautiful the building was. There were lots of drawing activities for the kids as well. If you have any interest in design, drawing, architecture or want a place to have your kids be allowed to just run around - this is a must see in D.C.
Great Saturday! Great Basketball! Great food! Great education!
Later that night I picked up a incredible double jogger and 7 trash bags of great kids clothes from my generous friend, to take downtown. I wish I could have photographed how appreciative the girl and her husband were when we gave them double jogger. - I feel like we have played Santa all year long in our church congregation.