Monday, December 1, 2014

Thanksgiving Weekend

We made our annual trek out east to visit my sister and her family.

For Kai, one of the things he most looks forward to is getting to play with his cousins’ Nerf guns.

He also bonded with his cousin over a Pokemon game on the Nintendo 3DS.

Kai has had his own 3DS for many months now but rarely plays with it. But after getting several tips from his cousin, he couldn’t wait to try it himself when he got home.

Of course, the Thanksgiving meal with everyone is always a highlight as well.

Everything was just as delicious as it looks.

This year, for the first time, we took a day trip into Washington D.C. to see the main sights.

We started at the Capitol building.

Kai enjoyed the visitor center where they had an exhibition that gave a brief history of the country.

From there, we walked over to the Air and Space Museum. Kai did not seem all that interested in the famous aircraft on display (including the Apollo 11 lunar lander, and The Spirit of St. Louis), but he loved looking at the more scientific displays that explained space exploration and planets.

I was feeling great about how well Kai was doing in a crowded museum.

After that we took a trolley tour that would take us around all of the sights. After doing so well at the museum, he had a harder time during what I thought would be the easier part of the day. He obsessed over how many stops the trolley would make and how much time the whole tour was.

He was in a bad mood when we got off the trolley to see the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument, though we did manage to get him to pose for a decent picture.

By the time we got to the White House, he was more content knowing that the tour was almost over.

But I don’t think he was really happy until we got back to my sister’s house and he could use the iPad with his beloved uncle napping next to him.

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving as well.


  1. Very nice. What a wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving with family. The tour must have been fantastic. One of these we would like to see those places also. of the great benefits of eating a large the blissful slumber it induces :)

    1. We had not gone into D.C. before as we didn't think Kai was ready to enjoy the sights. Now we will try to go into the city on every visit as there is so much more to see.

      Haha, nothing induces a good sleep like a delicious, large meal.

  2. Looks like you had a really lovely time!

    That last shot is priceless!

    1. Kai seems to enjoy having his loved ones cuddle close to him, whether they are awake or not. :)

  3. Oh how LOVELY - he is so loved by his family

    1. Yes, he is loved. And I think the feeling is mutual. :)


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