Monday, March 29, 2010

Almost too much to share

I'm quite simply overwhelmed at starting this post, but I know if I don't do it now, it will disappear. So I'm going to share a list of things and places we've visited and then barrage this post with pictures to browse at discretion. It's been a lot of fun and we've put many more happy miles on our car.

*visited a maple surgaring farm
*Wilford Woodruff's birthplace
*Washington D.C.
*Gettysburg
At this juncture I would be remiss if I didn't thank our good friends, the D's, for their hospitality. We stayed with them in Annapolis and to say they were incredible hosts would be an understatement, if that's possible. We just wish we could've spend more time with THEM, but we were running around crazy trying to see all the sites. A funny thing though was on the way home we asked Wes and Kate which site/museum was their favorite. They answered, "the one with the fish and the big slide." WHAT? That's the museum we frequent monthly here in our own state. Oh well, someday they'll appreciate history.

*Sophie's birthday
This little lady has changed so much in the last month. She's very vocal and loves to sing along with her siblings every song from 'Follow the Prophet', to 'Hi-Ho'. She's also become very assertive ... in fact, we're having flashbacks of Kate as a toddler. So we've strapped on our seatbelts for another volatile/expressive ride.

She's also very sweet and gives the best and tightest hugs I've experienced from a child. As the third child she's not about to be pushed aside and forgotten ... she's out to make her mark, and we love her for it.

Enjoy the highlights.

Wilford Woodruff's birthplace
Kate catching drips from a newly tapped maple treeKate and Sophie soaking their toes in the sink
Washington Monument
Capitol
View of the "Mall" toward the Capitol from top of Washington Monument
Kate and Brigham Young inside the Capitol Building
White House
World War II Memorial
Friends at Lincoln Memorial
Washington DC temple as it "pops" in to view from the freewaySophie on temple grounds
Temple groundsThe little lady blowing out candles
Not only was Sophie given gifts, but Wes and Kate too. These aprons are from Aunt Karen.
Typical shot of Sophie sweeping her hair out of her eyes.

6 comments:

angie said...

Looks like so much fun! I would love to go to DC some day. Maple right out of the tree...I can only imagine. :)

What a treasure to live so close, and be able to visit so many great places!

rachbug said...

How awesome that you guys get to experience so much in such a short time. What an opportunity and you have grabbed it by the horns!! Way to go Bailey Family!! I can't believe how big Sophie is!!

Carrie said...

Wow! You guys are having so much fun! I'm so glad you have a blog so we can see what you're up to. Say hi to Matt and the kids from us!

Chavonne said...

Never TOO much to share. We love to be able to look in on you. I think I say this every time I comment on your post, but I can't believe how much Sophie has grown. Happy Birthday to her! I'm sure W&K are growing fast too, it's just not as apparent. BTW, I wish you and the kids were coming with Matt. Even if it's just a short visit, we sure miss you! Take care!

J and M said...

You must have wonder kids to travel and see the sights! (without ballistic screaming of the exhausted two year old who refuses to sleep in the car...........). That is so fun. I can't believe Sophie is so grown up. WHOAH.

Amber Baker said...

So cute! It's so great you are enjoying your time back there. Those kids are adorable. Strap on that seatbelt sweetie, it only gets better! ;)