National Book Festival

We went to the National Book Festival on the mall in DC today. It was a fun day even though the weather wasn’t the best. It wasn’t especially hot, but it was very humid.

We rode into DC on the Metro. Sometimes I think that’s the highlight of any trip to DC for our kids! It was Adrian’s first time on the Metro. The other three have ridden on it loads of times.

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Ani reading The Onion newspaper and pretending to look all studious doing it.
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The Magic School Bus was there! The inside was pretty cool. Fritz loved it because there were so many things right at his level to look at.
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I figured I’d better take a picture of the big kids getting onto the Magic School Bus. It may be my only chance to get a picture of them climbing on a bus!
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Fritz was less than thrilled being next to Ord from DragonTales. He couldn’t figure out just why we wanted him to stand next to the big blue dragon.
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Ani and Cameron (particularly Cameron) were both very excited to meet WordGirl. The event staffers took pictures of the kids with the characters and gave them to us for free.
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They got balloons from DC’s booth in the states pavilion. While I exercised my right to nurse in public on any federal property my child and I are authorized to be on, the kids played on one of the sections of the grass.
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We spent a long time in the states pavilion collecting stamps on the kids’ maps and getting things about each state to use in school in a few years.
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And, of course, the trip home on the Metro was another highlight of the day for the kids.
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Well, maybe not for Adrian. He was just sleepy.
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