25 October 2015

Washington D.C.

Charles had a job interview in Virginia which was paid for by the company so we decided that the entire family would go down and we would stop in D.C.

We got to visit Lincoln.  We tried to educate the kids on all of the things we saw, but most probably didn't stick.

Here we are on the top of the Lincoln Memorial steps with the Washington Monument behind us.

The clouds looked pretty ominous, but we stayed dry.

We each got a photo of where we hail from at the National WW II Memorial.

We tried to touch the top of the Washington Monument.

We enjoyed seeing the White House from a great distance away.

The kids were all super happy to all share the stroller together.  We kept pushing the idea that when they are happy we get to do fun things.  It pretty well worked on the trip.

Henry with Henry Bacon street post.

Since the company would pay for Charles' food we hit restaurants that had "kids eat free" nights so we didn't have to pay for them.  While waiting for our food at Applebee's we saw that Elizabeth has amazing dexterity with her crayon usage.

We visited the estate of our first US President.  It was beautiful and the kids had a lot of fun.

Charles asked if Mt. Vernon was for sale.  It is not.  Oh well.

Packing up our home

Our entire home is packed up and we are ready to move.  Where and when are you moving you may ask.  The answer is, we have no idea.  We just know that we are moving.  Charles has had a couple in-person interviews, one being in Utah and another in Virginia.

The boys help take boxes to the trailer.  So helpful.

The kids wanted to get packed into the trailer as well.

After we packed the entire trailer we realized that there was too much weight in the front end.  So we unpacked some of it to move it around.  When it was on our lawn it started raining and we had to hurriedly throw it all into the house.  It was a fiasco and of course the kids were tired and crying, too.

The kids have their backpacks picked out for when we move.

This is just a super cute picture of Elizabeth.

When we picked Charles up from the airport for his Utah job interview, Henry had thrown up in the truck.  Poor kid got bathed down in the closest fast food joint.

We let our goldfish out into the wild.  We let the kids throw handfuls of the fish food in the river as well.

 We sold our kitchen table.  I think not having a kitchen table was one of the best decisions we have ever made.  Just cleaning the floor is so easy.  The kids really do love it and they seem to like that we are always sitting on the floor with them.  It's like a picnic every day.

Elizabeth wanted to bring a flat cardboard box down to the basement, but got frustrated that she pulled it on top of her head.

We have gotten a lot of home projects done around the house.  We painted the bathroom cabinets and tiled the inside.  We have repainted most of our walls and baseboards, it's amazing how much the kids can damage them.

Charles painted our deck a dark chocolate brown and it looks so beautiful!

We enjoyed our time out here in Pennsylvania, but are ready to move on.