We visited the various DC monuments and memorials throughout the week as time allowed. One evening after Tim finished work we headed over to the Jefferson Memorial since it is set a little a part and easier to drive to (especially being pregnant with 3 kids).
Reagan reading the Preamble in the Jefferson Memorial
Daddy and kiddos with Jefferson in the background
We saw the Washington Monument closer several times but I included this picture because it included me! lol :)
Our friend Nathan works at the Pentagon and arranged a tour for us (thank you sooo much!). After our indoor tour we walked over to the 9/11 Memorial.
They are working on the National Mall so getting a picture with the United States Capital in the background was a little challenging.
Jackson enjoying his new planes from the Air and Space Museum during a walk on the National Mall
Saturday morning before we left we hit a number of monuments and memorials beginning with Lincoln
At this point in time I don't remember exactly how this occurred, but a couple of times the girls began talking to Asian tourists and ended up with pictures being taken with them. What's hilarious is the girls loved it and posed beautifully whereas I have to practically stand on my head to get them to smile and look in the direction of the camera. I guess the next time I want nice family pictures I'll have to arrange for an Asian family to join us... lol :)
The MLK Monument is new since we moved away from DC so that was nice for all of us to see.
We ended with the FDR Memorial which is such a nice park area along the Potomac basin.
The kids enjoyed playing on the rocks (in and out of the water) throughout the memorial
I like all the quotes they have from FDR throughout the memorial. My favorite quote appears near the end of the memorial and is as follows: "The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith."
We had such a great visit to DC! This is such an awesome ctiy and we were so lucky to have spent 6 years of our lives living there. I don't know that I could imagine ever living there again but I do see many visits in our future! Thank you to everyone who made our week memorable and fun!