What are they wearing? Tidal Basin Edition

Walking around the Tidal Basin and National Mall in Washington DC on a pleasant spring day, you’ll see a wide variety of fashions, and last weekend was no exception. Here are a few of my favorites.

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I wish I’d been able to get this group together. Two pink strollers with identically dressed twins inside. One pushed by this woman with the lovely red hat, and the other by a woman with a red and pink ensemble. Someday, I’ll be brave enough to stop people and ask them to pose for pictures. For now, though, just this.

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Another twin – his brother refused to get out of the stroller. This was a family out on the Tidal Basin with a photographer attempting to take family photos. It didn’t seem like she was having the easiest time of it, since this one refused to look her direction, and the other one wouldn’t get out of the stroller. Loving the look, though, and it was even better in duplicate.

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This one was my favorite. A couple, both dressed in suits and white tennis shoes, holding hands and enjoying the early morning sun and the cherry blossoms. I want to be them when I grow up.

What are they wearing? National Zoo Edition

Hubby and I took a long weekend in DC to see some cherry blossoms. I’m glad we stayed until Monday, or we wouldn’t have seen very many of them! But, in our travels, we spent several hours at the National Zoo, and I couldn’t help but admire many of the clothes I saw there. Here are a few of my favorites.

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If you’re not mixing patterns, you’re not doing it right.

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Festive zoo shoes.

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I wish I’d gotten a better picture of this hair. It was awesome. A braid and curl mohawk.

What are you wearing the next time you go to the zoo? Are you a fashion plate, or a blend-in-with-the-crowd sort?

Easter Fun

Yesterday was a big day. It was the day I’ve been awaiting for many years. Yesterday was my daughter’s birthday, and this was the day we became the same age! Just think, every year from here on out, she’ll be older than me. I could get used to this. Do you think she’ll send me money?

Yesterday was also the day that the Houghs Neck Community Council hosted its annual Easter Bunny Fun Day in the local church hall. Parents and kids decorated cookies, made masks and other crafts, and played Easter-themed games (though this egg toss was nothing like those of my youth. Nary a yolk splatter to be seen). And just when you thought the fun level couldn’t get any higher, the Easter egg hunt! Mother Nature cooperated, and gave us a mild day, which we all appreciated.

As my regular readers know, self-editing has never been my strong suit, so you get to see my favorites, even if that means a few lower-quality images get through. I can’t help myself.

What are your Easter plans? This is our second Easter away from our family – we had intended to be away for a long weekend, but plans have changed, so we’ll be home. I suppose I ought to purchase a ham, so we have some semblance of a celebration.

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This little girl and her big sister had identical shoes, but neither girl held still for long, so I had to settle for a photo of just one pair.

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Another cutie who didn’t spend much time in one place. Until they gave her a cookie …

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An adult put Vaseline on the tips of the kids’ noses, then they raced to see who could pick up four cotton balls and deposit them into a bowl, the fastest.

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He had a little trouble with the off-loading process.

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A ballerina in the house!

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Spoons were provided for the decorating of cookies, but were often ignored.

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Go!

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