I think this is Jeff's first President's Day off in years if ever. President's Day was not a holiday in New Orleans, so he didn't have off for school. We loved being together as a family and this may surprise some even us... we did nothing Presidential. No monuments, no memorials, no museums. WOW!
Jeff spent the morning with Annie Kate building an ice fort. They even sprayed it with water to get it to really stick. "When life gives you ice make forts!".. get it lemons - lemonade.
We went to the Washingtonian Center and had lunch, visit to Barnes and Noble kids book section, which I love doing, and had fun in the snow and looking at the big frozen lake. I can't believe I didn't bring my camera, I kept thinking in my mind, "oh great shot there and there" But the reason it stayed home is because I was in denial about dropping it face down on the lens on the cement on Saturday night. photo of my UV lens smashed. I knew it had something wrong but didn't really want to deal with it. (it is now in the shop for 4-6 weeks, good thing for insurance!)
At lunch we looked over our FANDEX Presidents set. It was fun to read about different Presidents. These are great educational tools. I found mine at a garage sale for .50 cents. they have a great one on D.C., maybe I should head to Value Village and look for it.
We also made cookies with the new cookie cutters that Anna sent our family to welcome spring. I hope it works and thanks Anna for the kind gift, we will put them to more use I am sure.
and a nice surprise was getting good mail from Montana from UPS, especially since it was a mail holiday. Thanks Mandy, I will post photos soon
And for Family Home Evening that night we copied a great idea off of Stephanie's blog of a snowflake cutting fest! We loved this idea and had plenty of snow to send to some of our family.