Sunday, September 27, 2009

Post It

Yesterday morning, before the fabulous fire engine sighting, we attended an event at Hillwood Estate hosted by Rainbow Families DC. Hillwood was founded by Marjorie Merriweather Post, an avid art collector, philanthropist, and "quintessential Washington, DC hostess." The estate, museum, and gardens are apparently "Where Fabulous Lives."


The Japanese-style garden was by far our favorite, with stepping stones through ponds and bridges to cross, while listening to the soothing waterfall cascading in the background.





There were many activities for the kids, like decorating dishes and hats, fancy dress-up, and a tea party on the Lunar Lawn, but there were also wide open expanses to run like wild, and even a putting green!



Since Mrs. Post hosted square dances on a regular basis, it was fitting that the DC Lambda Squares performed during the event. However, when they asked for "volunteers" to get a square dancing lesson, it was less than appropriate for Brent to throw me to the wolves. It was fine, until Joseph decided to join in. Any kind of dancing carrying almost 40 pounds is a challenge!




Fabulous, indeed!

4 comments:

The Houston's said...

Oh, I would have loved to see that square dance lesson!! How fun!!

mimi said...

Another history lesson thanks to you Carl...of course the pictures of Joseph were so cute...looks like a great weekend..miss yall so much...love and hugs MiMi

Lancelot said...

OH-MY-GOODNESS! Square dancing with a bunch of lamba dancers. wow. or as Kylie said this week- Wow wow wow wow!

Lancelot said...

OH-MY-GOODNESS! Square dancing with a bunch of lamba dancers. wow. or as Kylie said this week- Wow wow wow wow!