On Monday, we made the drive to Virginia to see Jess and her family. I seriously adore all of them. She and her husband were so wonderful to hang out with, and all of their children are so cute and sweet. They're good peeps. It was like we have been friends for a very long time, and not just internet pals who had only hung out once before. The only bad thing about it all is that we live 5 hours away from them. Science needs to hurry itself up with this whole teleportation thing, because I could hang out with them all the time.
They were very gracious tour guides and took us into D.C. to poke around. We saw some cool exhibits, like this one where our kids were kind of freaked out and fascinated with a bug that was the size of a Lincoln Log.
Audrey told Wade, "Dat's my fwiend!" about the bear. And then she made us take her picture in front of it. Dear baby Jesus, don't let my girl turn out to be the next Grizzly Man. (Hooo yip, hooo yip, hoo. (if that doesn't make sense, you should see the movie "Grizzly Man" and then it will be a delightful reference to you. Otherwise, I am sorry for the randomness. And yes, I just did put parentheses inside parentheses.) )
What is a trip to our nation's capitol if you can't take a picture of yourself doing some inappropriate gestures with one of our most recognizable monuments? Mah' Washington Monument Wang. Also, I couldn't remember the name of it when we were there, and I was all, "Wade. What is that obelisk thingy called?" And he was all, "Are you serious? You don't know the name of it?" And I fired back with, "Whatever! You should just be impressed that I knew it was an obelisk. And that I know how to spell obelisk without spell checking."
|Oh, hello. I am just your average twelve-year-old boy.|
My kids have both been talking about how much they miss their friends in Virginia. Even Wade, who is the most skeptical person in all the land, had a great time and totally dude-bonded with Jess's husband, Chris.
Also, Jess introduced me to the wonders of ChocoVine. HOLY FREAKING BALLS. Have you tried this stuff? It tastes like boozy chocolate milk.
Thanks for having us invade your space for a few days, Jess, and making us feel like we're part of your family. You're the coolest. xoxo.