Yesterday the kids and I shared our favorite place with Jonny. (I don’t know if you’ve noticed this, but we have lots of favorite places!) Jonny was skeptical as we pulled into the parking lot of Mt. Vernon. It’s hard to believe from the outside that within the walls there is a huge gorgeous estate full of gardens and sheep and wonderfulness! The mansion itself has three floors, the third of which is only open to the public in December. Seeing the four small bedrooms on that third floor, including the one that Martha Washington moved into after George died, was very exciting!
The sheep were a favorite as always, and Aladdin the camel was very friendly. We all got to pet him. I never thought I would wish I had a camel (specifically that one!) I am also questioning why I haven’t yet planted snowdrops all over my yard? They are so pretty, and they are blooming now!
Of course there was crazy traffic on the way home, but this time I was prepared. Jonny did the driving, and I knit by headlamp. I’ve made a bit of progress on Silas’ Christmas sweater. In my mind, I can totally have this finished by Monday. I think I can.
(the girls were wearing their Bulle’s)