Friday, February 22, 2013

A Birthday Trip to DC

Bryan had a 3 day conference in DC he had to go to and it just happened to be over Valentine's Day AND Scott's first birthday, so we decided to tag along and make a weekend trip out of it!  Bryan has a cousin that lives just outside of DC and she lets us come stay with her any time we want.  She has a beautiful home and we love her and her kids!  Juliette's husband is currently stationed in Iraq, so she willingly took Scott for us on Valentine's night so Bryan and I could enjoy a peaceful dinner date.  Scott thinks her boys are so funny.

Ever since we were home in AZ for Christmas, Scott has had a love for stairs.  I can't keep him away from them!  In NYC the only stairs he sees are the ones in the subways, and mom is usually carrying him!  He was in heaven.

Made it to the top in about 5 seconds.

Chillin with Adam in the boys' room.

Bryan was gone all day Friday, so Juliette and I hit up a mall and Cafe Rio!  This was my one request when we decided to head to DC.  There are so many fabulous restaurants in NYC, but nothing similar to my Cafe Rio, so it is always a treat!
Scott's bday was on Saturday and we had a fun-filled day.  We started out at Georgetown Law School in downtown DC.  Bryan had one more meeting to sit through, so Scott and I napped in the car for some of it, then got out and explored the student center.

 Then we headed to Mt. Vernon to check out George Washington's estate.  This was very cool.  We did a tour, then enjoyed walking the grounds.

 Scott and I sitting on Mr. Washington's back porch enjoying the BEAUTIFUL view of the lake.  I want to live somewhere like this someday.

 Scott, already climbing walls...

Just as we were finishing up, it started snowing HARD! We ran to the car, and on our way we saw GW himself riding home.
 We headed back to Juliette's for a little birthday celebration.  Scott loves pizza.
 Juliette and her crazy kids.  We love them.  Aliya was so kind and grabbed Scott a cupcake at the store so he could chow down on some thick, nasty frosting!

 Cake smash Part II
 Here is Scott showing off...telling everyone how old he turned today!  Smarty pants.

Successful smash.

After bath and clean up we let Scott open a present.

 He was so stoked!

 "Look at my new kicks, ma"

 Testing his new vertical in his new Jordans.  Happy Birthday buddy! 


Catlin said...

I can't believe Scott is one! He is such a cutie!

Mary Martha said...

look at him going up those stairs. that's amazing. Loved celebrating his birthday with yall. thank you!