I have so many memories in D.C.--going to visit my Dad's work for his office Christmas parties, watching the 4th of July concert at the Nation's Capital, seeing my first Broadway show at the Kennedy Center when I turned 6 (Beauty and the Beast), watching the Nutcracker during Christmas time with friends, going downtown for a photography camp, history fieldtrips to the American History Museum, going to all the different places National Treasure was filmed, trips to the Zoo for my cousin's birthday, etc. There is no place like Washington D.C.
I have been dying to go downtown for a while, and hadn't been to the museums since a school fieldtrip. My dad took my sibs and I downtown this Saturday for half a day in D.C., but we managed to visit two museums, visit a gorgeous garden, walk around the mall, etc.
It was super hot out, but lucky for us there are a bunch of fountains all over D.C., you can always find one tucked away in little corners. :)
The first musuem we visited was the Natural History Musuem, which is always a highlight for the boys (lots of animals, dinosaur bones, etc!).
Next Musuem was the American History Musuem, which has always been my favorite and a big highlight of D.C. for me since I was a little girl.
One of my favorite exhibits has always been the First Ladies' dresses. Its so fun to see all the gorgeous and elegant dresses and how the styles' have changed.
Laura Bush's lovely sparkly dress.
And the newest edition, Michelle Obama's lovely dress. I think this dress was my favorite--it was so classy and elegant.
Then we were off to see some of the famous icons of popular culture.
My personal favorite, Dorothy's red ruby slippers. :D :D
Then we saw Julia Child's kitchen, which was super fun since I just finished a cooking class this Friday!
After the musuems we visited the Smithsonian castle and grounds, which are completely breathtaking and lovely. I really want to do a photoshoot there.
After a yummy retro dinner, we headed to another favorite spot a book store in Union Station. I used to buy alot of Nancy Drew and American Girl doll books here! :)
When I saw this ladder I knew I had to get some photos of Becca on it. It reminded me of the one in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. It was just too perfect, we had to hurry though because it was for employees only--woops!
Someone is having wayy too much fun! haha!