We all in Washington DC are left bereft in different ways. Hannah because she can no longer talk Chevron 24/7 with Lauren. Me because without Nate I have no excuse to drink twelve cappuccinos a day and have to cut back to my usual five. Pete because...well, I think that's obvious.
Pete is quite a sociable chap - in spite of his parentage, because of intense socialisation sessions at daycare - but I have never seen two children so smitten with each other as him and Evie. It was party time whenever they were together, and Pete even developed a very matrimonial "Eeeviee!" whenever she failed to do what he expected. We'll see what happens next time they meet up. Maybe picking out a dress and tasting some cake. Hey - you can't have too much time when it comes to planning a wedding.
Making sweet (or not) music together.
Down at Clemyjontri Park.
Hannah braves the carousel.
Grandma had taught Pete how to work the TV in the downstairs bedroom, which impressed Evie no end.
We took a trip to the zoo where the cheetah decided to treat us to a suitably epic, Lion King-inspired pose.
And we saw the panda outside for the first time! Nate enjoys hunting, but we managed to restrain him.
Then it was on to the postal museum - the best in DC. Lauren was skeptical but came around to my way of thinking...
...when both kids entertained themselves with no parental involvement for around an hour on the mail truck.
Not sure how many of these parcels made it to their destination. Which is pretty standard for the US Postal Service.
Creating a stamp, to allow them to correspond when apart.
Sweet music reprise! Hopefully the duet will continue soon.