Quality Santa Time

We love our Santa visits! And for the 11th year in a row, we braved the mall to speak with the big guy. O still was reluctant but warmed up, while C is an old pro!

Early Holiday Fun

Nothing like getting into the holiday spirit before Thanksgiving even hits! Thanks to Spectacular Factory at Artechouse, we were in the seasonal mood in no time. The interactive and immersive visual displays were only topped by having some of O’s friends in on the visit!

Boo at the Zoo

We did something new this year – Boo at the Zoo in the heart of DC! While a fan of their Zoo Lights holiday evenings, we opted for a sugar-focused night with 30 trick-or-treat stations. After we were done, we had enough candy to pass out on Halloween!

New Look Into Air and Space

The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum recently opened its first phase of a multi-year renovation. We made sure to hit every exhibit, where we saw fun, new interactive exhibits and a few old favorites.

Weekday Birthdays

While October always brings tons of fun, it’s even better to make the most of a weekday birthday! This year, both boys celebrated midweek birthdays. And we did our best to make them special days that broke from the routine!

Apples, Apples and More Apples

Not since Colin was in utero had we been to Hartland Orchard, but the visit was worth the wait! We had our pick of apples, some cider doughnuts, a tractor ride and lots of treats to make afterwards!

An Unforgettable First Concert

Colin had a true rite of passage – his first “real” concert. It was a wet, warm night at Jiffy Lube Live, but the rain didn’t damper an unforgettable experience. Not only did Colin hear pretty much all his favorite Imagine Dragon songs, he also got to shake hands with lead singer Dan Reynolds after…

A Different May 5K

While the Fiesta 5K was still virtual this year, half of the family participated in another one – the Glebe 5K! Colin got a personal best time and placed 5th among the 9 year olds running. Megan was glad to finish and wasn’t too far from a personal best. Both couldn’t walk the next day,…

A Chilly Egg Hunt

It has been nearly a decade, but we were back at Leesburg Animal Park, not for fall fun but rather spring adventures with some animal encounters and an egg hunt. It was a super chilly day, but we braved the cold for the glory of little plastic toys and some first encounters with a pony!