It was very important to Hadley that Elisa and Seth hold her hand as much as possible. She would run up to them, extend her hand and say, "and, and" and they obliged. Here they are walking around the Mall this past weekend.
Along with making new friends, Hadley got her first glimpse of the White House.
She also took a look at the World War II Memorial. She was impressed, I'm sure, but mostly because of all the water that looked quite appropriate for splashing in (that is why she is in the stroller in these pictures).
I do believe that the highlight of the weekend for Hadley was swimming in the pool at the hotel the Dornbos' stayed in.
The pictures don't do it justice. When it was time to go home, Hadley threw quite a fit screaming, "Boy! Girl! Pool!" the whole way home. The names Seth and Elisa seemed to be difficult for Hadley to say, so she called them Boy and Girl. Throughout the weekend we'd hear, "Boy! Girl! Are you?" (That's Hadley's way of asking, "Where are you?")
When our visit came to an end Monday night, Hadley was very sad to see her friends go. We were sad too, as it always seems we pick up right where we left off with Todd and Rhonda. And while it's sad to see good friends go, as I watched Hadley learning how to play with the big kids, I was reminded of the friends I had that kept me company and I'm excited for Hadley and the people that will put a smile on her face.