Sunday, November 16, 2008


Angie and Eva also came out for a visit while Melanie was still here. It was so nice to have the three of us together again. Angie was able to lived out her dream of visiting Amish country.

We also visited Narnia

We heard this lion roaring from a few hundred yards away and it did it again while we were watching it-by far my favorite zoo experience!

National Zoo

The National Zoo is a part of the Smithsonian and was completely free. It was great, there were animals there that none of us had ever seen before- including the famous pandas.

This snapping turtle fell in love with Melanie

Washington DC with Mom and Melanie

Last month my Mom and Melanie flew into DC for a visit. We stayed overnight at a great little hotel in Alexandria, VA, just across the river from DC. It was so beautiful with all the fall colors-wish I would have taken some pictures of the foliage. We went up to the top of the Washington Memorial- the view was awesome!

The White House

On the Metro

Waiting for the Metro

No idea where this picture was taken.

Outside our hotel in Alexandria

Happy Halloween

School ParadeSchool Party

Jackie had the idea for the gourd ears for her puppy pumpkin.

Elijah was 'Bellaire's Best'- aka-student of the month for September.

Elijah's new haircut