This past weekend Jon's parents came for a visit. To continue our theme of getting to know our new homeland, we dropped by George Washington's house for a beautiful afternoon of sightseeing.
Notice I said afternoon. How silly of us to assume Jack would enjoy a historial tour smack in the middle of naptime. Needless to say, it got a little rough. But Mt. Vernon is quite stunning. There is so much to see and learn about, we never really got to it all. We'll certainly be making a trip back. Perhaps childless, or at least during one of Jack's happier hours.
|Mount Vernon during naptime.|
|Kisses for Mommy.|
|... wiping away kisses for Mommy.|
I also had my first successful garden harvest dish (other than a few random tomatoes) - pesto! I've never made it before this week ... I'm not even sure if I've ever tasted it. But ooo I've fallen in love! Maybe next year I'll just plant an entire garden of basil, since so far that is the one plant that has actually had a healthy production.
Unfortunately, the cool spell seems to have ended. Jon and his dad went biking this morning and then took the boys to the pool so us ladies could go shopping ... without kids. It's definitely something that doesn't happen often enough around here. I spent the first half-hour looking over my shoulder to check on the boys in the non-existent stroller, but eventually I got used to shopping alone and having both hands free to hold things. And did I ever hold things. Pretty much cleaned out the summer clearance rack at Old Navy. But really, it's hard to top $.33 shirt and $3.00 jeans. And coming home with such steals really just made my day!
|Nonnie gave Jack a blue lollipop.|