If you would have asked me last week if I liked DC, I would have had a long list of reasons to say "get me outta here!" But the past 3 days it has been summer, and my winter blues and tantrums about being cooped up inside have now fled, and all I can do is just admire this beautiful land that is in bloom. I literally cried tears of sadness when I missed the Cherry Blossom Festival last year, so I am so over the moon that the kids and I were able to trek down there today and witness that fairytale garden around the Tidal Basin. I ditched the double stroller in an effort to have Evelyn walk her energy out and secure for herself a guaranteed looooonnnngg nap, but it seems the joke was on me and I am the one in need of a nap after carrying a baby, toddler, backpack, and camera around for 2 hours, and the energizer bunny of a gal is still talking to herself in her crib after an hr and a half. Oh, the agony of having a youngin' who is too young to give up a nap!