Monday, June 18, 2012

daddy's girl

This weekend Norah and I honored the best daddy in the world for his first father's day!
Brad has waited a very long time to celebrate this day, so we made sure to make it an extra special two day extravaganza!
On Saturday we had originally planned a trip to the Star Spangled Sailabration in Baltimore, but after some research & lots of warnings about traffic and long lines, we decided to go a different route.  So, we jumped in the car and headed north for Washington D.C.  With it all but in our back yard we have been itching to get there, but have found our weekends to be jam packed with other activities.  Since it was Brad's weekend he got to plan our itinerary and first on the list was the Air & Space Museum.









Norah slept most of the day, so we had to make sure we got some pictures with her so we can tell her all about the day she went to the Air & Space Museum when she is older.
Washington D.C. is one of my favorite cities.  I could walk around for hours and never get sick of it {provided I wore the proper footwear}... and that's pretty much what we did.



Brad has always wanted to visit the Law Enforcement Memorial.  It's a memorial you wish never existed & it's so sad to see the number of names etched on those walls.  My heart breaks for all of the family members, co-workers, & loved ones that have been killed in the line of duty.  It is too frequent.  Our dear friend's dad's name is on that wall, so we were sure to stop and pay our respects to him & all of the officers who were taken too soon.







It was a wonderful day in the city & we're already planning our next trip back.  I have a feeling we will spend a lot of free time in D.C.

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On Sunday morning, I woke up bright & early with Norah {she's a 6am kind of baby} & took her downstairs to entertain her while Brad caught a few extra hours of sleep.  Everyone deserves to be spoiled on their special day!  I think he loved every relaxing, uninterrupted moment of it!



For Brad's first Father's Day, Norah & I were sure to get him the manliest of gifts...


We had been talking about picking up a grill since before moving to MD & now we no longer have to wheel our friends' grill down the street every time we decide to host a bbq... I would say Brad had a very memorable & enjoyable weekend with the ones he loves most.  Happy first Father's Day to the most caring dad!  We love you!!


{apparently all pictures taken on Sunday were from instagram}...


 

2 comments:

  1. I love your photos of your trip to DC! I think DC is most favorite city to visit because it is so easy to get around and so much to see and do that doesn't cost money! I guess Norah slept through some of the trip. It looks like you had a great time.

    I could look at the pictures all day :-)

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  2. I love your photos of your trip to DC! I think DC is most favorite city to visit because it is so easy to get around and so much to see and do that doesn't cost money! I guess Norah slept through some of the trip. It looks like you had a great time.

    I could look at the pictures all day :-)

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