After a busy baptism weekend, we dropped August off with his abuelos for a few days while Bash and I trailed JP on a work trip to DC. I had the days to myself to visit with some friends and our old haunts, then would meet up with JP after his conference to do dinner and walks around the city.
The first day we were in DC, it reached the mid-90s! Poor Bash got a bit warm, but still very cute in his whale romper.
We wandered around Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, and Dupont Circle with Aunt SJ before heading back to the hotel to cool down. My phone pedometer says I walked 8 miles that day! Whew!
JP and I took Bash to BTS, our favorite burger place in our old neighborhood. He was a little nonplussed, but a little too young to appreciate the milkshakes ;)
After our trip away, we could not have been happier to pick up the big brother and snuggle in the living room! I did not love being away from one of the boys; after only 4 months, it feels so much better with our family of 4 together.
The morning after we returned from DC, we packed up again for Memorial Day weekend in Naples, FL with the abuelos. We all piled in the plane with plenty of iPhone videos to keep August happy and snacks for the rest of us!
30 minutes after we touched down in Naples, our toes were in the sand. August took his job of shoveling all of the sand on the beach very seriously.
This trip to the beach was exactly what I was hoping for August; he didn't want to get out of the water! He would walk straight up to his chin, then hold our hands as he just walked laps parallel to the shore. Such a water baby!
JP saw this cute little train museum on our drive to the house, so took August on our second day there. There was a HUGE model train exhibit...
...and a mini train we took a ride on! It was a very cute outing.
We have way too much fun playing with this kid's hair. He was a little less than impressed with the beach, but took a couple of good naps and was generally happy if we were holding him.
I got to see my cousin Justin, who works in south Florida now! It was so great to catch up with my family; we spend so much time with Diegos, and can't forget about the Summers/Shelton side!
That little face! Total mom bragging moment: Bash is already rolling both ways. Most babies hit that milestone at 6 months, and he mastered it by 4 months. Needless to say, I am convinced that he is destined for greatness.
We know every splash pad in a 10-mile radius, and are not afraid to use them on these heatwave days in ATL.
August trying to keep up with the big kids on a Hike It, Baby hike. He walked the entire mile loop! He's not even 2 years old yet! Another amazing Diego kid.
Good book, great kid.
The High Museum here in ATL has a retrospective of Mo Willems' work. (The awesome children's author who write the Pigeon, Gerald and Piggie, and Knuffle Bunny books!) We got to take August on opening day and had the best time!
The boys closed out the month with a kiss in their matching monster pjs. It was a pretty good, busy month!