Ally in Washington DC

This week, Ally got a chance to hold the whole world in her hands for just a little bit as she explored our nation’s capital, all by herself.

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The photography in this post is all her, up until the photos at the end of her re-entry.  She took an online class with me before she left.  I think she did REALLY well with her little Olympus point and shoot camera.

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She came home with about a million stories of all she had seen and done.  She graciously allowed me to share some of the things that touched her heart the most.

Tomb of the unknown Soldier

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MLK Memorial

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Top of the Washington Monument

 

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A party at the White House

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She wanted so badly to visit the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.  Sadly, the opening was delayed.  She did grab a pic of the outside of it.  She says we’ll just have to go back and all tour it when it opens.  I thought that was a great plan.

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Instead, she went to the Holocaust Museum.  She was appropriately reverent as she told me about the day she spent there.  I asked if she could tell me about it.  She said she could not.  And, she has no pictures, because “that’s not at all appropriate.”  A world of maturity in 14 years on earth.

Then, she finally returned.  Cate leapt at her the second she was off the bus.

DSC_0266She came bearing gifts.  Of unicorns…for Tessa.

DSC_0274Gigi wanted this rainbow maned unicorn BADLY.

DSC_0295She exchanged it for a donut.  Which is a sign she also uses often.

DSC_0280And, just like that, our world is right again, and still, full of sass.

DSC_0288–FullPlateMom, who loves her some sassy girls in matching dresses.

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