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Monday, June 25, 2007

Play Time

It's been nice outside so I've been playing in the grass. I should warn you that it doesn't taste too good.

Autum's Adventures

We've started new things this month. Holding her own bottle, eating from a spoon, rolling down the hall, and weaving at Mommy's loom to name a few. Here are some pictures.

D.C. Trip Cont.....

This is the WWII Memorial. It was completed 3 years ago. Each piller has a wreath on it and below that is inscribed the name of a state or U.S. territory. At each end is a taller structure inscribed either Atlantic or Pacific for the two theaters. There are quotes inscribed all around by different generals and the President. At one end of the Mall you can see the Lincoln Memorial and behind us on the other end is the Washington Monument. It is really quite breathtaking. There is also a wall with 100 golden stars on it. A tribute to all the men and women who fell in the war.

This is the Viking Lander that landed on Mars on the day I was born. How Exciting!

Here is a dinosaur kit. Some assembly required. Tools needed: glue, chisle, soft brush, picks in assorted sizes.
The Korean War Memorial was a little erie. The faces of the men are so real and full of expression that it feels like they are looking right at you as you walk by. There are two men joking around in the middle of the formation and you can see the laughter on their faces and in their eyes.

At the Vietnam Memorial we walked along reading all the letters written by school kids. Apparently as they were studying this war they had an assignment to write to the family of a soldier (fallen or not) who had their same birthday. The letters were poignant and tear jerking. The kids did a really nice job with the letters. We found out that at the end of the week all the tributes are gathered up and stored in a warehouse.

Kurt did a good job with this picture of the Washington Monument. The pillar looks like it is splitting the clouds as well as the reflecting pool.

Mommy bought me this Panda. He sure is soft. It's mine, you can't have it, besides the ears are really slimy 'cause I like to chew on them. So you probably don't want it anyway. Which is good, because I'm starting to not like to share.
Ok, I give up, I can't seem to get all the pictures and text to line up quite right. So you'll just have to figure out which captions go where.

Trip to D.C.

We had a great time in Washington D.C. We stayed with a friend of mine and had a great time catching up. My sister went with us and we all had a blast navigating the metro system. We feel like pros now! The flight went well and Autumn did great. She slept most of the way but managed to charm the flight attendants just the same. We visited lots and lots of sights: WWII, Korean, and Vietnam War Memorials, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Library of Congress, Natural History Museum, Air & Space Museum, Postal Museum, National Zoo, and the Navy Memorial. We'd have gone to more but ran out of time. There is so much to see and do and experience and absorb in that city. We could spend a month there and not see everything we had on our list! Here are a few picutres some with people and some without.

On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial

This is the Lone Sailor.

Autumn and Daddy driving the big semi at the US Postal Museum.

Checking out the statue of the panda. It was too hot to sit on since the sun had been shining on it all day.