|Plane ride to D.C.|
|Just got blood drawn...Weston looks traumatized|
|Ashton and his broken foot|
|Me, Weston, Nolan and Melanie (miss you guys!)|
We had such a fun trip to Washington D.C. a few weeks ago. I'll be honest, I was a little apprehensive about this trip (flying with the twins at only 10 weeks) but it actually went really well. Tommy and I got a lot of nice compliments about how well behaved our kids were and how we worked well together as a team. Those are always nice to hear after a 5+ hour plane ride. We had 6 seats on the airplane so we brought the babies car seats on and they just slept pretty much the whole flight. They each woke up once to nurse and then fell back to sleep. The older boys played their ipod touches with their headphones and really just entertained themselves. Tommy and I relaxed a little and were able to read some magazines, watch some movies and play some games (we may have even caught some naps).
Throughout the week we did some sight seeing. Ashton really wanted to see the "guy on the back of the penny" so the Lincoln Memorial was on the top of our list of things to see. We also took the boys to the Air and Space Museum. Our friends moved to Virginia last summer so I was thrilled to get to see them also. We went over for an evening and let the boys play (she has 3 cute boys). It was so nice to catch up!
On Friday morning we headed back to the airport, but we had a stop to make before flying all the way home. My sisters wedding was that weekend so we flew into Utah and stayed the weekend for that. I will post about her beautiful wedding later. It was so fun to see family and friends and of course witness Shantel and Dallins special day!
This trip was a good trial run for our move to Japan. The flight time to Tokyo is about 10 hours. Definitely doable especially after flying coast to coast non-stop. And that was without help (my mom will be with us on the Japan flight). It was a stressful but fun week. We are now looking forward to family being here for the babies blessing June 3rd!
**Ashton broke his foot the day before we left. It was on a weekend so there weren't any dr's offices open-just urgent care. We had to see the orthopedist in D.C. and get it casted there. It made for a very interesting airport/security/get on the airplane experience because he couldn't walk (he was in a soft cast). But we made it and we literally jumped for joy when they put a walking cast on him a few days after we arrived in Washington.