This weekend was the first real spring weekend we’ve had in DC and Chris and I wanted to be outside as much as possible. We started the weekend on Saturday morning with a neighborhood clean-up that our neighbor organized. We joined a few families cleaning up trash–like a community spring cleaning. After just an hour of work, it was amazing how much better the streets looked.
Chris had to do some work in the afternoon so I joined some of our close friends at the Washington Monument for the kite festival. We’ve met this group of friends at the festival most years, but this year was way more fun with little Kavi and Nori. Nori was feeling shy but I got to spend some quality time with Kavi and her bowl of blueberries.
It was too bad Chris couldn’t join us, but it was a really nice way to spend part of the afternoon. We had sandwiches in the sun with hundreds of kites overhead and the literal sound of laughter all around us. Kavi and Nori were learning their colors so we spent some time pointing at things and they’d shout out the color name. Nori was also very interested in a new ball she had gotten as a gift. This is one of our friend traditions that I can’t wait to share with our child when they join us. It’s such a happy, welcoming community of friends and they are excited to have another little one to welcome into our group.