FC: 2010 A Capitol Year!
4: Happy Birthday! | Holly and David hosted Mom's birthday dinner. They went all out with the sunflower theme. The table looked beautiful and the cup cakes were so cute!
6: Emily with Grandma and Grandpa Snyder
7: Calvin's first airplane ride! He and Troy flew to Lynchburg, Virginia, to help the Pleasents with some home improvement jobs. | Liberty University's Football Field
8: The boys enjoyed playing baseball with Uncle Rodney. | The Easter Egg Hunt at Grandma and Grandpa Snyder's house, with cousins Jackson and Stone.
9: Grandma and Grandpa Crowe brought eggs to hide for an Eater Egg Hunt at our house. | X | Easter 2010
10: Emily's first birthday!
11: Emily in her pioneer costume, with Great-grandpa Cash, signing "Dad" with both hands (she refused to say or sign "Mom"), with Mom, eating cake batter while I was answering the door, and doing some school work.
12: Emily's first boat Ride. | Ahoy! A new Matie Joins the Crew!
20: Because it was Memorial Day, we were allowed to photograph the reading room. We thought about getting Cal a library card, but it was too much trouble!
21: We had fun riding the Metro! Emily liked to watch for the train!
22: There were plenty of opportunities for photos with the capitol in the background. | DC was a very pretty city. There were many parks and fountains.
23: The sticker on Emily's back tells the date and time of our capitol tour. | The boys are standing with the Statue of Freedom.
24: The Air and Space Museum Emily and I spent most of the time in McDonald's!
25: WW II and Korean War Memorials
26: The Washington Monument | Emily really liked looking out the observation windows at the top of the monument.
27: We just missed the president's helicopter landing in the circular area pictured below. | Above: A picture of the change of color in the bricks, which happened because construction was stopped for many years.
28: National Zoo The BOys liked the zoo so much that we went twice!
30: Emily on the Town | Emily spent a lot of time in the stroller, but she also did quite a bit of "walking." We walked all over the mall, and back and forth in front of the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. We thought that maybe, she would take her first independent steps in our nation's capital, but she waited until we got back to Georgia.
31: Georgetown Cupcake | We stopped here to compensate for having lunch at Sweetgreen, a salad bar restaurant! We ordered a Chocolate 2, Coconut, Key Lime, PB Fudge, Chocolate-Vanilla, and Mint Cookies-n-Cream. Above, Emily is signing "more please!" She could'n't get enough cupcake. After our trip,we found out Georgetown Cupcake was featured on the DC Cupcake show on TV.
32: The Lincoln Memorial
33: Smithsonian Castle
34: The Museum of Natural History | Zach was excited to see the Hope Diamond and all the "crystals."
35: Posing by the famous elephant! | Of course the boys loved seeing the dinosaur bones!
36: Freer Gallery of Art, Pictures at the Mint, and at Ford's Theater (We couldn't go in that day.)
37: The boys at the National Archives | The FBI building, and car!
38: We had to arrive early with nothing but our driver's licenses, not even a diaper. We waited 2 hours to get in. We had to come back another time to take pictures. | Our White House Tour
39: The Jefferson Memorial | This is the closest we got to the Jefferson Memorial. These pictures were taken from the Washington Monument. On our last day in DC we tried to drive there. We kept driving around, but could never get there. Finally, we had give up, and go home.
40: Mount Vernon | Mount Vernon's dock along the Potomac and the Washington family cemetery.
41: The Ice House was part of the National Treasure 2 tour. | We learned there are not tunnels under the mansion, but it was our favorite tour!
42: National Museum of American History | Emily loved playing here in the Science lab for kids. | The boys participated in a shocking experiment with static electricity.
43: A replica of Julia Child's kitchen. Bon Appetit. | President Lincoln's top hat.
44: Arlington National Cemetery
45: The Eternal Flame | The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
46: Dancing fountain in the Gaylord Hotel at the National Harbor. | We met Troy's friends for dinner at the hotel's Italian buffet. | Troy's award winning photo! | We learned this is a somewhat famous sculpture called The Awakening.
47: Random Pictures The Internal Revenue Service building, Troy and Beth in the mall, and a famous street sign, although we neglected to get a picture of the more famous Pennsylvania Avenue!
48: Apple Picking! We headed up to North Georgia with Grandpa and Grandma Crowe for our first apple picking experience.
49: Hiking in the Great Smokey Mountains | Grandpa and Grandma kept Emily while we went for a hike on a Brisk (Cold!) Fall Day.
50: Wonderworks This was a great place to go while we were in Gatlinburg with Grandpa and Grandma Crowe. They had so many fun things to do and see! We loved the rock wall and the mind ball game.
51: Christmas 2010 | We didn't get many photos of this Christmas. We enjoyed time with the Snyders, then at our house with the Crowe family, and Grandpa and Grandpa Snyder.
52: White Christmas!