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May – Monthly Roundup

May was a busy month full of fun adventures with my girls. We spent a lot of time outdoors at different farms and parks. It was filled with lots of flowers and happy moments. I’ve always thought fall was my favorite time in the DC area but I’m not sure anymore because this spring has been pretty amazing. We visited some really pretty places and made a lot of great memories!

IMG_1921Places we visited:

United States National Arboretum
Wegmeyers FarmOatlands Historic House and Gardens – blog post here
Homestead Farm – blog post from last fall here
Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens
Washington National Cathedral and Bishop’s Garden
Beauvoir Outdoors
Scott’s Run Nature Preserve
Croydon Creek Nature Center
Fountains at Rockville Town Square

Events we attended:

• Day Out with Thomas – B&O Railroad Museum – blog post here
• Royal Tea Party – Thomas Farm Community Center
• Spring Market Fair – Claude Moore Colonial Farm
• Fairytale Ballet Tea Party – Metropolitan Ballet Theatre
• Hometown Holidays – Rockville Town Square

Classes/Camps we attended:

My Gym
Funfit Tots
FS Soccer

Parks we played at:

Meridian Hill Park – Washington, DC
Chevy Chase Playground and Splash Park – Washington, DC – blog post here
Clemyjontri Park – McLean, VA – blog post here#4 in a list of the top 50 playgrounds in the US
Hadley’s Playground – Potomac, MD #41 in a list of the top 50 playgrounds in the US
North Farm Park – Rockville, MD
Cabin John Park – Bethesda, MD
Potomac Woods Park – Rockville, MD

I hope this roundup has given you some new ideas and inspired you to go out and explore with your kids! Have a fabulous June!

Also, I use instagram as my everyday blog and share a lot of photos from our adventures on my feed.

Instagram: capitol.momma

And I share more information and photos from our field trips and outings on facebook.




Chevy Chase Playground

Chevy Chase Playground
5500 41st Street NW
Washington, DC 20015
Age Recommendation: 0-12

We met some friends at the Chevy Chase Playground on Friday. This has been one of our favorite places to play this summer. It is great for the toddler ages and has kept my girls busy for hours. The main play area has a rubber surface (good for crawlers) and is enclosed with a fence (good for keeping the toddlers contained). There are also several ride-on toys and trikes available for the kids to use.

One end is a sprayground.


There are four other structures with various slides and climbing options.

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There are also swings within the fenced area. Including two bucket swings for the babies.


Just beyond the fence is a sandbox. And beyond the sandbox is a play area for older kids – ages 5-12. Including another set of swings, monkey bars, and a slide.


A small rec center is located between the little kid play area and the big kid play area. It has a bathroom with a changing table and compared to most playground bathrooms, it is actually not too bad.


Also at this park is a baseball field, two tennis courts, three basketball courts, and a wall court. There are quite a few trees surrounding the playground, so there are shady areas around the perimeter. It is street parking only, but I’ve never had a problem finding a spot right next to the park.

Here are a few photos of my girls having fun on our most recent visit to the playground.