That evening we had a delicious dinner and ice cream cake courtesy of Chris' mom.
The next day Chris' parents watched the girls while we went out to do a birthday activity with Chris' brother, sister-in-law, and sister. That evening, the Army Band was playing the 1812 Overture in D.C. so we headed in to watch the concert. On the way, we stopped by the WWII Memorial (my favorite) and took pictures in front of our states.
We also showed the girls the White House, Lincoln Memorial, and Capital from afar, obviously the Washington Monument, and pointed out the Jefferson Memorial while driving.
Chris' brother-in-law and sister met us there, and then my sister and her fiancee also came in. It was actually a very nice night for it sitting up on the hill where the Washington Monument sits because there was a nice breeze.
Poor Jane was quite tired and kept trying to lay down and go to sleep.
Eleanor, on the other hand, was very into it.
She spent the whole time standing up, blowing her "trumpet."
Then the cannons started and she hid behind Chris...hahah!
Overall a great concert! We loved it.
The next day, Eleanor went to the airport with Gaby and Papa Laser to go pick up Ashleigh. Ashleigh spent the summer in Bass Lake (!!!) and was just getting home.
We dressed the girls in dirndls just for fun while we were there (from when Chris' sisters were younger) and Eleanor loved her dress so much she wore it home.
It was a wonderful weekend and we were so glad we got to spend time with everyone. Happy birthday to all the Strattons with birthdays (which is most of them)!