Despite a week of bitter temperatures, an icy snowstorm and an official school snow day, we fearlessly took to the icy sidewalks of Washington, DC today.
We waved hello to our new president, arriving by helicopter to the White House. Is that really him, you ask? We don’t know, but Val claims that we can just say it is.
We wore seven layers of clothing to keep warm. I have to; I’m allergic to winter.
The Lincoln Memorial is overwhelming. If your emotions don’t swell there, you’re in a coma. Even Max seemed to understand the reverent tone. I told the kids to pose for a picture and Max (in all seriousness) struck this pose—a tribute to the Statue of Liberty.
Christian and me taking photos at the Vietnam Wall memorial.
Snow with icy icing.
Max became fixated on the Washington Monument. He says it’s where America lives.
And like our man Barack, we found time to bring a little change to the White House.
The World War II Memorial.
The Capitol Building, Washington Monument, and Iwo Jima Memorial
Arlington National Cemetary. There is not a picture that could give justice to this place, to show the massive scope or the tangible emotion there. But this one that Ryan took is pretty freaking cool.
My boy taking pictures at Kennedy’s grave.
I love my country.