Monday, April 25, 2011

Washington DC: Through Kira's Lens

We are back from Washington!  The trip home was smooth and uneventful, thank goodness.  Last night I uploaded all of our pictures onto the computer and Kira took the most by far, 382 pictures in 8 days.  Basically, she took a picture of everything she looked at.  Here are the highlights:

Amy's dog

Something she wants to try

Auntie drinking a beer


She took eight pictures of this thing.  I don't know what it is.  Either does she.  


The day she learned to tie a cherry stem with her tongue, and the best dessert EVER.

random bird

Snake bones


pigeon that appears to have pooped out a cigarette butt.

Some cute lambs at Mount Vernon

She really liked this display at the Navy museum.  There were a series of dioramas showing how diving has evolved through the years.  This one is from the 1500s.  The diver wore a leather hood sealed to his suit with some kind of fat or sap or something, and there was a long leather hose going to the surface.  It didn't work because there was no air pump and no eye holes so the diver couldn't see or breathe.  Kira liked that.  There was another diorama of a tiny naked guy with a glass bulb over his head.  Kira looked at it and then looked at me to see if I noticed his tiny weiner.  The look on her face was priceless.  I should have taken a picture of that.  


She managed to make this extremely creepy doll all the more creepy in this picture.

pigeon bending a stick

Nerdy tourists

Amy's dog


random bird

  Thank goodness for digital cameras!


  1. you know, i don't want to make you too uncomfortable but holy cow, that kira is a good looking kid. also, how did she manage to convey the creepiness of a ventriloquist dummy?! that takes TALENT. good job! :-)

  2. These are excellent pictures, and Kira clearly has an eye for both image composition and creepiness - bravo, Kira, those are both highly prized skills where I come from - but what is a "Lense"?

  3. Dana McKibbage WaldbilligApril 27, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    lol @ Jared, I wondered the same thing... educational professional, my ass!
    Hey I love the one of the "nerdy tourist" because she apparently thinks it's hawt to buckle the backpack straps tightly over her boobs. Somebody should tell her the truth...

  4. Hey dummies:


    a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images [syn: lens]

    It's the fancy way to spell it and I'M FANCY!

    Dana, that backpack was SECURE! I also strapped the around-the-waist strap.

  5. Milk and cake: thanks! She is pretty darn cute!

  6. Dana McKibbage WaldbilligApril 29, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Well, here's to being FANCY. And SECURE!


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