A DC Surprise-Day One

So, our adventure started like this...
a letter that the kids opened after school on Friday!

We left at 4:30 AM and they didn't have a clue where our destination was!

Finally, on the second flight we told them that we were going to D.C.

First stop in Washington was the hotel. 
It was on the historical hotels list.

You could say they were tired but very, very happy!

We walked to the White  House. 

A protest was happening there...
It was peaceful!

The backside of the White House!

We walked to the Mall and looked at all the monuments.

D.C. makes you feel pride! 
Just look how beautiful that flag is!

We paid our respects to those who fought for our freedom!

Hayden was trying to hold up the Washington Monument...
aka "the pencil".

As we walked "the Mall"
we noticed how friendly all the squirrels were.
Some where taking food from people's hands.
This one would strike pose for each click of my camera.

We took turns standing where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his speech.

We were in aw of Lincoln and stayed there for quite awhile.

We were tickled
 by this crane trying to fit in with the geese.

We walked silently to pay respects to our veterans.

Then, worn out from all the walking...
we hopped in a cab and headed to

Just look at this line...

It goes all the way up the hill and to the stop sign.
I wonder what is going on here!

Cupcakes of course!
DC Cupcakes!!!

We decided to grab dinner first and see if the line got any smaller.

Next to the restaurant was....
Score--just look how cute their store window was decorated.

I want to make some!

We headed back to Georgetown Cupcakes...
And waited 2 hours in line.
Mr. Ward thought we were nuts!

Look at the girl on the right,
making flowers for the cupcakes.

Does she look like the girl on the poster?

I saw Martha punches on their tool wall. 
Everyone needs alittle Martha in their life!

The store was lovely...even the flowers!

This Pict is for you- Gayle.
Wish I could have brought you one!

I must say it was a wonderful cupcake and worth the 2 hour wait!
The store closed at 9:00 PM. 
That is when we placed our order.
The line was still all the way to the stop sign.
The store stayed open--everyone working had a smile on their face.
They could teach Wal-Mart a thing or two.
Don't you think?

Day two in DC...tomorrow!


Lisa said...

What fun parents you guys are! Looks like you had a great trip.

Megan Hoeppner said...

You're SO cute! Your kiddos are going to remember this special family time for the rest of their lives--such a special gift. Glad you're having fun!

Scrap It Swanky Sister said...

Heavenly, looks like such a great time! I love DC and DC Cupcakes!

karin said...

This is so you!
What a fantastic way to take the kids on holiday!
love from sunny South Africa

Peggy Houston, TX said...

I thought the same thing when I saw the Anthro cupcake... do I have any ripple cardboard? What a nice family vacation!

Leah C said...

What a fun way to take a trip! Love, love visiting D.C.; I've been there 3 times, but never had those scrumptious cupcakes ...guess I need to go back;)

Sheila R said...

Looks like you all had a fabulous time! Just look at those cupcakes... thank goodness you didn't leave them in the 'frig!!!