Catch Up / Picture Post

I realized several days ago that I have not posted in some time. This is largely by accident but probably mostly the product of going to DC last weekend. I used to be able to hop in the car with very little planning (although let’s be real, there was never “very little planning”) and go away for a long weekend. Now there needs to be a pre- and post-vacation buffer day as well as a week’s recovery time. And there is still a mountain of laundry in the basement, but at least it’s folded?

Anyway, here are a few pictures from my trip. Some of them I’ve already put on Facebook but some are brand new.

I lived in DC from 1998-2002 and the last few years there I was in the Capitol Hill area, so it was fun to stay at a hotel near where I used to live and, like, walk by my old gym and stuff.

Old stomping grounds

Old stomping grounds

More old stomping grounds

More old stomping grounds

Sunset on Capitol Hill

Sunset on Capitol Hill

Our dinner the first evening there was at Tortilla Coast.

The famous red white and blue margarita

The famous red white and blue margarita

Race day was beautiful, and I timed my arrival at the race very well – bathroom, Washington Monument selfie, standing around for five minutes, go!

Ready to run

Ready to run

Following our run we went to Perry’s for drag brunch. I cannot recommend this activity highly enough. The waiting situation is kind of insane but it’s worth it.

Brunch at Perry's

Brunch at Perry’s

Brunch at Perry's

Brunch at Perry’s

Meanwhile, on the home front….

Zoe turned 7 months old this weekend! She’s been sleeping better-ish but it’s still not something we can count on. She’ll have two nights of phenomenal sleep followed by two weeks of getting up every three hours. Right now she’s either teething, got a cold, having a growth spurt, or some combination of the three. But doesn’t she look cute during the day?

Seven months old!

Seven months old!

Bru is going to be thirteen tomorrow! You wouldn’t believe it but he was the runt of his litter, born I think 30 minutes after his brothers and sisters. Now he’s 20-some pounds and practically an old man in cat years. “In my day, you carried around a flip phone and you were happy about it.”

Thirteen YEARS old!

Thirteen YEARS old!

Because of the trip and various baby needs, I haven’t been able to spend as much time with Elena as I’d like. Fortunately this weekend we were able to spend a LOT of time together. She started soccer on Saturday, and after soccer my parents watched Zoe so we could have some time together. We were initially going to go to a play but the timing didn’t work out (which I’d anticipated) so we went bike riding and to Target. Sunday we had a playdate at Mollie’s and went to the park, both without Daddy and Zoe. I’m so glad the weather is getting nicer, it gives us a whole world of additional options.

Winter is over! Even though it's supposed to snow tomorrow!

Winter is over! Even though it’s supposed to snow tomorrow!

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