For my mom's 50th birthday she wanted to take a trip to celebrate. She suggested that we spend a few days in New York City and since I had never been there, I was definitely willing to go. On top of the trip to New York, we figured that we should go visit Jeff's sister, Jenny, and her family who live in Reston, Virginia while we were on the east coast. Let me tell you, this trip was much needed for Jeff after such a tough first semester of law school.
Wednesday December 29th, 2010
We spent the day walking around looking at ye olde houses, ye olde shops, ye olde capital building, ye olde church and even ye old stalks that were used for public humiliation back in the day. (We also got really used to using the term "ye olde." Damon was especially good at it.)
Friday December 31, 2010
- No boundaries in Jenny and Damon's three story house.
- Everyone started with 10 "bullets" (except Zane).
- When you get shot you have to lay on the floor and count to 10 before you can get back up
- You are allowed to make alliances with anyone you want
- You can break your alliances any time you want
The war got pretty intense. Alliances were made and broken, Damon's gun failed him multiple times, and Maeve proved to be the most dangerous of us all with her Nerf sword. It was a hilarious morning and we all agreed that Zane was definitely the winner.
After the big battle, we all went for a walk on the trails behind their house. I was so jealous of the beautiful walking trails they have so close to them. You could tell the kids know those woods so well and it was nice to see what fun things they have to do in their neighborhood.
That afternoon Damon and Maeve stayed at the house for naptime, while Jenny took Jeff, Zane, Liv and I to the Air and Space Museum. We went to the museum in Chantilly, Virginia and got to see so many cool planes and space artifacts. Zane and Jeff both got really excited about all of the fighter planes and a few guns they had on display.
Then it was time to head back and get ready to celebrate New Years Eve! We went over to Jenny and Damon's friend's house for a party. We played some fun games and the kids got to count down at 10:00. Then we headed home to put Maeve to bed.
Saturday January 1, 2011