Two weekends ago Uncle Chris (Noah’s godfather) flew from Ohio to DC to hang out with us for a long weekend. Chris arrived midday Friday. That afternoon we picked up Noah from school and went to the nearby park. Here are a few pictures of the little kid and the two big kids playing at the park. (In case you’re curious about Noah’s outfit, it was pajama day at school. Ha.)
We spent a lot of the weekend just hanging out at the house (we played lots of Legos and trains), but we had some fun outings too. Saturday morning after breakfast, we hopped in the car to run some errands. One of our pit stops was the toy store. Noah recently lost his first tooth, so Uncle Chris helped Noah pick out a toy to buy with the money that the tooth fairy left.
That afternoon Ryan and Uncle Chris drove to College Park, MD to watch the Ohio State vs. University of Maryland football game.
While they were gone, Noah and I went swimming at our local rec center.
We were all tuckered out by the end of the day, so we just lounged at the house Saturday night.
Sunday morning we made French toast and sausages for breakfast – so yummy!
After breakfast we headed to Old Town Alexandria to tour the 170-foot El Galeón, a full-size reconstruction of a 16th century Spanish galleon ship. The ship was sailing up the East Coast from St. Augustine, FL, and it docked in Alexandria for six days – very cool!
One of the crewmembers explained that the Spanish galleon ships were used as both fighting and merchant ships during the 15th to 17th centuries. These ships had a larger cargo capacity and better defense capabilities and maneuverability than previous ships. Despite what Noah would tell you, the El Galeón was not a pirate ship! Ha.
We got to tour five of the ship’s six decks.
We even got to see the poop deck (see the sign). Ha!
There were cannons on the lower and middle decks…
Noah’s favorite part was “steering” the ship. Ahoy!
In case you’re interested, you can click here to watch a short video about the history of the El Galeón ship.
After our tour of the ship, Noah and Uncle Chris ran around Oronoco Park for a while before we headed home for lunch.
We drove back to Old Town later that day to check out the supermoon (also November’s beaver moon) from the harbor.
Uncle Chris flew home the next morning, but before he left, he got to see Noah get on the school bus. Noah was so excited!
Yep, we had another AWESOME weekend with Uncle Chris. Visit us again soon!