More adventure awaited us today. This morning I took all three girls to the Corcoran Gallery of Art's Family Day. I often hesitate to go to these big events because there will always be huge crowds and it can be difficult navigating three kids through a huge crowd. This event was completely worth any hassle. I was so impressed by how well organized the event was and how helpful the volunteers working the event were. The Corcoran itself has enough space to handle the large number of families who were in attendance. With activities all over the building, the crowds were spread out enough so as to not be overwhelming. And the activities, which included Paris, New York and the Wild West themes, were so much fun. There was an 18th century Paris salon in which the girls could listen to music performed by people in beautiful period clothing (which the girls loved). Also along the Paris theme, children could make masks for a Paris masquerade.
After leaving the Corcoran, we celebrated the wonderful spring-like weather by going to one of our favorite parks--Montrose Park in Georgetown. Come to think of it, Montrose Park has a very 19th century feel to it and I could easily imagine some of John Singer Sargent's subjects walking through the park in those beautiful gowns. Meg and Clare, however, enjoyed getting their dresses rather filthy in the park's sandbox.