Monday, April 27, 2015

Spring Break 2015

We had a great spring break.  It was the perfect mix of planned and unplanned activity, and the kids really enjoyed it, as did I. 
 Blowing bubbles on the deck, reading books outside

Fun at the park.  Michael played a pick-up game with some kids who were shooting around.  This was right before a big fight broke out on the other court.  Michael learned a new word.  One that I was hoping he would be a little older before he learned it, especially in the multiple contexts in which it was used.  Good times in the 'hood.   

What could be better than a large pile of dirt? 

We went in to DC one day to go to the zoo and to, of course, visit Fuddruckers.  It wouldn't be a Blakemore trip to the city without a burger to remember it by.  We stopped by a house that Jon just finished, and Jon did a little sewer inspection.   

Kate brought a friend along for the day in DC.   

Oversized pizza park 

Brown bear plus 4 

We did see some animals eventually, but the park activities were greatly enjoyed by all. 

6 snug in a truck 

The crew plus one in Chinatown 

And, of course, Fuddruckers (which was packed because we were across the street from the Verizon Center and they had a Caps game that night) 

 We did not have time to visit the National Mall, but we could see quite a few of the full-blood Cherry Blosoms throughout the city.

Lots of made-up games over spring break.  I think this was balloon swords. 

The kids learned how to play Clue.  It was a big hit.  I must humbly brag here that *I* am the reigning champion of Clue.  

We went to visit Gari Melcher's studio at Belmont, as they had free admission day.   It was quite the sunny day, and the kids were not too impressed by the art. 

They looked at the paintings, but perhaps we all could develop a little more art appreciation.  
All in all, it was a fun spring break!

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