Weekend in Review: A Photo Essay

On Friday, Cliff worked from the hospital and Claire worked from home, so Herr Husband and I took Rudy, Little Liebchen, and Das Big Boy to the Port Discovery Children's Museum.

On Friday, Cliff worked from the hospital and Claire worked from home, so Herr Husband and I took Rudy, Little Liebchen, and Das Big Boy to the Port Discovery Children’s Museum. Everyone lived!

Trains? Signs about trains? Good stuff.

Trains? Signs about trains? Good stuff.

Sibling love.

Sibling love.

Herr Husband is pretty awesome, isn’t he? And Rudy’s laugh?! Oh my goodness I could die.

You needed to see this picture again, because it's from the amazing dinner we ate. One of those meals where everybody eats happily (easy to do with yuppie tater tots and buffalo Brussels sprouts). Adults gabbed, kids played, minimal whining despite the late hour. Win!

You needed to see this picture again, because it’s from the amazing dinner we ate. One of those meals where everybody eats happily (easy to do with yuppie tater tots and Buffalo Brussels sprouts). Adults gabbed, kids played, minimal whining despite the late hour. Win!

The girls started off the day with some more love.

The girls started off Saturday with some more love.

Saturday "morning" (The Husband Hausfraus really treated this like vacation and slept in, including children!) we walked to the B&O Railroad Museum.

Saturday “morning” (The Husband Hausfraus really treated this like vacation and slept in, including children!) we walked to the B&O Railroad Museum.

Best pals checking out the trains.

Best pals checking out the trains.

This is really an opportunity for you to see my newest Stitch Fix outfit. Superfine wale red cords, a grey indoor/outdoor jacket, and a fun studded purse.

This is really an opportunity for you to see my newest Stitch Fix outfit. Superfine wale red cords, a grey indoor/outdoor jacket, and a fun studded purse. They also sent me ANOTHER freaking boxy floopy top (which I of course sent back), but you can’t win ’em all.

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Merry-Go-Round at the Railroad Museum. I think we rode it eight times.

She cheesin'!

She cheesin’!

A little love.

A little love.

And a little F-you. Sounds like LL.

And a little F-you. Sounds like LL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three babies!

Three babies!

We styled the kids for a photo shoot. They didn't cooperate with poses, but we got a little Blue Steel from DBB.

We styled the kids for a photo shoot. They didn’t cooperate with poses, but we got a little Blue Steel from DBB.

Love my dude. Love my pants. But not from this angle. My knees look like watermelons.

Love my dude. Love my pants. But not from this angle. My knees look like watermelons.

Such a beauty. Refused to cover up those locks with her hat. Smart girl.

Such a beauty. Refused to cover up those locks with her hat. Smart girl.

Blair Waldorf, the early years.

Blair Waldorf, the early years.

Yes sirs, those are our babies.

Yes sirs, those are our babies.

After our failed photo shoot, we fed the kids and put them to bed. Well, most of them. Das Big Boy continued to thump around upstairs. At one point, during the Taboo thrashing about which you’ve already read, I heard him up there and went up to check. He was riding on a giant stuffed dog, family-sized box of Cheddar Bunnies in hand, swinging one of Rudy’s toys above his head. Basically the preschoolers version of a frat party. I cracked up (because I am an awesome parent). “What are you doing?” I asked.

He looked at me like I wasn’t very smart. “Riding the dog,” he replied.

After Taboo, I got my ass handed to me in Balderdash (a game at which I was awesome. I blame having children).

And today the kids really slept in, and then we had lunch at ESA’s beautiful home in DC before flying home.

An awesome weekend. Kids were good and happy (yes, DBB did some whining to go home and was a little sensitive, but he also loved playing with the Huxtables). Rudy and Little Liebchen were obsessed with each other. And everyone–kids and adults–loved the activities. Nothing does the soul good like a wonderful weekend with friends. Thanks, Huxtables and ESA!!

 

 

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