We had a fabulous weekend in D.C. I think Griffin thought the airplane ride was the purpose of the trip. It definitely was one of the highlights for him. He was a rock star as usual and traveled with barely a complaint.
Once we got to DC, we went back to our old neighborhood to take a look around and eat our favorite pizza. After that, we spent the afternoon at the zoo. It was day of high highs and low lows. Griffin loved EVERY animal. The zebras were the most amazing thing he'd ever seen, the panda bear was enthralling, the monkeys unbelievable. Unfortunately, every time we moved on to the next animal he burst into tears. We only got him away from the orangutan by promising one of his own - who he named Bubba. :)
We stayed with our dear friends Jackie and Joe and their beautiful daughters Noa and Eliana. Noa and Griffin are only about 3 weeks apart in age and got along swimmingly ... unless Noa wanted to eat some of the little plastic cake in her tea set, then shit hit the fan.
On Sunday, we went to brunch with a group of friends and then spent the afternoon on the Mall. The weather was beautiful and Griffin was a big fan of the dinosaur bones in the Smithsonian.
Overall, we had an amazing time and were sad to leave all our wonderful friends.