October 15, 2009

Capital City, Here We Come!

We (read: the kids and I) depart this afternoon for Washington, DC to spend a long weekend with friends from college and high school. In the moment, my excitement about seeing them is overshadowed by the usual preparation anxiety, the fact that Brian woke up at 4:15am, and my pessimistic expectation that the flight will go terribly in the kid department. It will be good to get there this afternoon, give Christine and Scott hugs, get the children to bed, and enjoy being with friends I have not seen in quite a while.

Brian's still not completely well. He had a low fever again last night before bed. In fact, the day after starting the antibiotics, his fever got really high. It's been a long week and we're all yearning for a full night's sleep. Brian seems like his happy self this morning and was last night, too. I'm hopeful that we're nearing the end. I think the early waking is due to not eating enough, so he's starving by 5am. When he wakes up he goes straight for the fridge to get his milk. (I really need a video of his tired toddler walk to the fridge; it's so stinking cute!)

Elizabeth is very much looking forward to seeing the sights in Washington. Sadly the weather is going to be cold and rainy. Who knows how rainy, when it's a 50% chance, but unless it's torrential, we'll be downtown tomorrow morning! I don't remember the last time I was in DC, so I share Elizabeth's excitement.

Well, I feel like I should be doing something preparatory, now that I've finished my cereal. Have a good weekend, folks. Stay tuned for posts about our trip!


  1. have a fun trip! i think this is an excellent field trip for your home schooler :) i hope the weather cooperates for you all!