Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I am a stay at home mom. I have two beautiful children. I babysit a little girl that is with us 3 or 4 days a week. I never said I know how to write eloquently, but today I am giving you my thoughts. I watched the Inauguration today. I had Andrew, Jaedyn and Ayana watch it with me. We stood as they swore in President Obama and VP Biden into their offices. I tried to explain to them that today history is in the making. Today our 1st black President of the United States of America was sworn into office. Whether you voted for him or not this is a great day. We, as a nation, have really come far.
Whether Democrat, Republican, Independent, Liberal, Conservative (I am a Conservative Republican) or whatever you may be, you really have to respect this day. We, as a country, are able to vote in who we please.
I watched the Obama's walk the Bush's to the Helicopter. I watched them joking and laughing and talking together. I watched Mrs. Bush (BTW, I think she is such a classy lady) walk over to Mrs. Obama and hug her and wish her luck. I watched Pres. Bush and Pres. Obama do the same. I watched VP Biden salute Pres. Bush as he flew away. Today, for at least a moment, two parties getting along.
I do have to say that I have much respect for President Bush. You may not like some of the things he has done or how he has run the country. But I think he is truly a good honest man. I think he has a good heart and I think he has a wife that keeps him in line.
I am waiting to see what this new President brings us. And though he may not have the same values as I do or though I may not agree with a lot of ideas I wish him luck. I wait in antsipation to see what comes of the next few years.
BTW, the kids stayed with me through the swearing in but while Pres. Obama was speaking the kids heard the garbage truck coming and found that more interesting and ran to watch the garbage truck.
Posted by Mela at 11:17 AM
Friday, January 16, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Ok, Jaedyn I am really sorry I am posting your birthday a few days late. I was waiting for Kyle to upload the pictures and then Drew got sick the next day and then I had to give the lesson in RS yesterday, so I had NOOOO time. I am taking time right now.
My little baby is now 3 years old. Though she loves to still be called little and she will correct you if you say different to her, she is growing up. It seems that she has just blossomed lately too. My shy quiet little girl has turned into the social butterfly. She loves to dance and sing and she loves to run and give her friends a hug when she sees them. And she definitely loves her friends. And she is all girl. She loves the girly stuff however she will play trains with her brother.
Kyle and I were supposed to have our date night on Friday night but because it was her birthday we decided to postpone our date night and have it her special day. I am glad we did because she had such a good birthday. She loved being star of the show. A while back she saw a Barbie cake and she has been telling me she wants one ever since. So for her birthday I made her a Barbie cake. I kept asking her what she wanted for dinner her birthday and she would just tell me Barbie cake. So we 1st had Barbie cake then we ate pizza.
Three reasons I love Jaedyn...
1. Her face lights up when she smiles.
2. She is all girl.
3. She is a mama's girl (she's turned into my little shadow lately).
Posted by Mela at 10:39 AM