The boy and I spent a morning on Theodore Roosevelt Island at the beginning of November. It's a beautiful, quiet little island in the middle of the Potomac River with a memorial to the "Trust Buster" in the center. Tommy inserted himself into a game of hide and seek that a group of kids were playing in and around the memorial. It turned out to be a fun way to spend a chilly morning.
His cousins Luke and Sophie from Denver came to the East Coast to visit friends and family and to experience Ben's Chili Bowl. Tommy played host in his hood and showed them what chili half-smokes are all about on U Street.
Lola came up to visit her little guy, and we took a trip down to the National Mall to ride the carousel.
Papa and son rode first and got a sticker to show for it.
After seeing how much fun her own son and grandson had, Lola couldn't resist getting her own ticket and riding herself! With tears of joy in her eyes, she saddled up and enjoyed yeehawing with her little partner on her very first carousel ride.
So Tommy got BUZZED! And started sporting his Papa's haircut.
And speaking of traditions, we headed down to Richmond for Thanksgiving. Here's a pic of the Zwicker clan gathered 'round the table.
And of course, T and David had a grand time running laps through the house and then playing in the leaves in the backyard.
All grown up! Look how different they look from last year: