We met Katy, Jason and Sophie at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, where we listened to free jazz and beat the heat with some cold adult beverages (not pictured). Sophie and Tommy showed off their mobility to each other and the adoring public.
On June 21st, we met up with Alison and her dog Trudy, then went to Malcolm X. Park to check out the music, art, games and spiritual activities of the Sacred DC Festival.
A bit of background is necessary here - last year was our 5th anniversary, and we tried to think of something special to do. A romantic weekend getaway? Nah. Splurge on a gourmet dinner? Uh uh. Expensive gifts? Spa treatments? Fancy desserts? Nope. Nyet. Negative. Keep in mind, Elizabeth was almost 8 months pregnant at the time last year, and we weren't too into planning and executing very many activities. So we went with the ol' reliable dinner at Outback to celebrate our 5 years of wedded bliss together. Hopeless romantics, for sure. So anyway, when the time came to celebrate our 6th year of marriage, we skipped out on the overnight trip to Maryland's Eastern Shore and revisited Outback for dinner. I mean, how could we possibly top the previous year's commemoration? Well, this time we had Tommy with us, and that's enough to make even a dinner at Outback special. And as an added bonus, EZ is back on dairy after 10+ months without it due to Tommy's allergy, so we got to share the cheese fries, and she got a loaded baked potato! Side note - anyone who knows EZ knows she's a sucker for all things dairy. The pediatrician gave the okay to test Tommy's system by flooding it with dairy products (via Elizabeth), so she's been happily partaking of cheese, ice cream, pizza, milk, etc., just like the good old days. So far, the boy seems to be taking it pretty well besides being a bit more flatulent than usual (is that too much info?)