Our Little Family Weekend

Since we don’t get to spend too much time with Cu Dao during the week, we want to spend as much time as we could with him on weekends. We usually take him out of the house even when we don’t spend time at grandparent’s places. Weekends are our bonding time.

Saturday morning Cu Dao woke up at 7am and demanded milk as usual. I washed him, changed his diaper and brushed him (with force). I gave him some breakfast while tried to organize the rooms, but he wanted to helped me instead. Cu Dao loves to help out Daddy around the house. So we out things away and did some laundry and dishes.

The little guy got tired around 9 something and wanted to join his mom in bed. I sent him upstairs with another bottle of milk and they didn’t get up until 2pm. In the meantime I cleaned up the house and vacuumed the cars. After that I spent some time on the laptop and rest a bit before all three of us headed to Costco and H-Mart for groceries. We then went over to my sister-in-law’s house dinner. We didn’t get to out on Saturday, but we got most things done around the place.

Sunday morning, I dragged them both out of bed before 8am. We had breakfast and hang out until 10:30. We decided to visit the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. We took the Metro in instead of driving because Dao loves trains. He sure enjoyed the ride even though couldn’t keep his eyes open. He finally fell asleep in Dana’s lap around 11:45; therefore, we made a detour to Chinatown for dim sum.

Dao woke up as we tried to placed him into the stroller so he only napped for about 15 minutes or so and that when I knew we’re going to have some fun. He misbehaved a bit in the restaurant, but managed to sit still for a couple of minutes for us to enjoy dim sum. After brunch, we strolled straight to NMNH hoping he would nap again, but he didn’t.

Once in the museum, we let him roamed free and was like a drunken little guy. He enjoyed running around the place more than staying at one spot so we sort of skipping through the museum. I would love to come back for some more thorough walkthrough. He did enjoyed the little butterfly room. Instead of taking the elevator up to the third floor, he wanted to take the stairs. By this time, he was running on reserved battery. He finally felt asleep when we headed into the orchid exhibition. By this time, we were also tired so decided to walk back to the Metro. We stopped by Barnes and Noble to rest while letting him sleep. We shared a venti mocha frappacino, something I haven’t ordered for years.