Thursday, April 4, 2013

This is for the Birds

My friend Karin called us Wednesday morning to see if we wanted to go to the zoo. It's was her little girl's first birthday, and it was great to have a fun day out with them.

We went to the Reston Zoo, which was our first time there. It was a VERY small zoo- more like a petting zoo really. You could feed the pigs, goats and lambs. They had a few zebras and kangaroos.  Our favorite part was the Aviary--a small enclosure filled with birds. The kids held sticks with bird seed stuck to the end of them. The birds swarmed all over them, and they were mesmerized!

We didn't stay long, because it was a chilly day- but it was fun to get outdoors. We are so ready for Spring to arrive!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Egg Roll at the White House

Jack "knows a guy" that was able to get us some tickets for the Easter Egg Roll at the White House. There were thousands of people there, and it was very crowded, but it was awesome to be there nonetheless.  The Obamas spoke to the crowd from the balcony, and Leo got to roll his Easter egg on the White House lawn, which was pretty cool.

 Jack and Leo before the "roll" began.

There were some celebrities and other famous people there too, including Al Roker, who accidentally ran into Leo and almost knocked him over. But he was very nice and patted Leo on the head.  Leo's first brush with fame, I guess.   (We happened to catch it on video too.  And yes, it is sideways. If I knew how to rotate it, I would)