Ellie first went to the Cherry Blossom festival the weekend she was released from the NICU. This year, I kept marveling at the change from that tiny baby to my energetic preschooler. Ellie, Matt, and some other Daddy/Daughter friends from church had been camping Saturday night, but Sunday afternoon, Ellie and I joined about 468 billion of our closest friends downtown. I'd considered going alone before Matt and Ellie returned, but I didn't want to fight race traffic.
You'll notice all of these pictures were taken in full sun, not at sunrise.
But whatever, we had a fantastic time and even got a few miles of walking in. Ellie alternated between the stroller and walking, and had no problem with the crowds.
Ellie loved seeing the flowers all around the mall.
|Note the watermark. She insisted on helping with this one.|
On our way home, we stopped for a late lunch/early dinner with Matt (who had been getting some rest after the camping adventure) and then played with bubbles in the front yard. Spring is officially here.