Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday, Zoe!

On December 18th, a sweet, little girl turned one year old! She's so special that she even got to have two birthday parties, both with different sets of grandparents! Here's Z demolishing her very own strawberry cake (that at one point was a kitty face), a family tradition.

A hilarious kitty balloon (mmm, someone must like animals a lot?).

A little cruiser.

What a little joy she is!

Christmas Is In The Air...

Our little decorator.

Marine Band San Diego's annual Christmas concert outside at MCRD.

Z was not a fan of A's cover ("hat" in Marine language).

A bit of baking and decorating Christmas cookies and coconut macaroons, an old Meadows family tradition.

Playing Christmas music.

A couple of visits with different Santas (and not totally sure about either one of them).

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Washington DC

We got the opportunity to attend A's sister's wedding in Washington DC, and in addition to a fun-filled weekend of family/wedding festivities, we also re-visited the wonderful monuments and memorials. Our hotel (also the wedding location) was only a few blocks away from White House, which put us within walking-distance from the National Mall. (The WWII Memorial above).

The haunting Korean War Memorial.

Lovely fall colors in Arlington National Cemetery

The historic Marine Barracks at "8th and I," also the home of the Commandant of the Marine Corps . Last time we were here, A wasn't a Marine yet, so we had to stop by again!

A nice view of the Washington Monument and Reflecting Pool from the Lincoln Memorial stairs.

A attacking the original Kermit the Frog in the Smithsonian Museum.

And as for the big event...
Congratulations to the happy couple!

The now five Panos "siblings."

What an eventful weekend in an exciting city!