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Nov182008

last weekend

wow. two weeks have gone by quickly. between each of us taking turns being sick, chip taking a week off from work (yay!) and (what feels like) a billion school activities, we've been busy and distracted and having fun.

soon after the election eve began asking questions about the president-elect; does he know i voted for him? (in her pre-k class), can he come to our house? when can i see him? once she realized he would not be making a personal visit to brooklyn, she decided that we really needed to go see where he was going to live. a break from life sounded great so we happily gave in to her requests, packed up and drove down to d.c. this past weekend. 

highlights:

eve's letter to her future president. mild frustration when she was told she wouldn't be able to deliver in person.





a stop outside philadelphia to see some great friends and revel in the last, and possibly most shockingly beautiful, bit of fall.  

 

cousins in d.c.. the girls fell in love. complete break down and several minutes of sobbing when we drove away. 

 

and of course, there was the white house. seen hundreds of feet away and through a fence, the girls weren't as taken by it as anticipated. eve just wanted to go inside, and ruth just wanted to run away. i think our next visit, which will involve a tour inside this "super big white place" will live up to all the hype. if not, i might be dealing with some seriously disillusioned patriots. 

 

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this post is dedicated to my mother, who continually states her dismay (horror, even?) that she has not only managed to raise a "liberal" daughter but that that daughter is raising a liberal of her own. but really, my preference out of it, there is no way mr. obama could avoid becoming a hero to this girl- his picture is everywhere in our neighborhood and he has two little girls.

Reader Comments (10)

I love this. I love that you guys took this trip. So charming. And it's so wonderful that you cater to and encourage your daughter's curiosity like that. I hope I'll be the same way.

Also, I think my dad might experience the same horror as your mom from time to time...although, 'wonder' might be the better word.

November 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

any luck getting her letter to obama? i'm sure when his daughters start having slumber parties, she'll be invited for sure. such a nice note. smiles!!

p.s. i can only imagine that megan will love the pictures of the red and gold leaves. they are awesome. happy thanksgiving!

November 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnnalisa & Geoff

It is true. I do love the leaves for sure. I was coveting playing in them actually. I too love the indulgence and the teaching opportunity. Just gives the girls more opportunities to remember this historic election.

November 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

PS- can't help loving Eve picking her nose in the pic too!

November 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

charming! you have to send that letter to the white house! she might get a letter back! you never know. love the dedication of the post too (: i think my mum experiences a twinge of anxiety whenever she opens my blog and there's some political post on there. those fall leaves look scrumptious!

November 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpatria

pick!

November 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermeg

i love that you can visit so many cool places because of where you live!! it's things like this that make me wish we lived there.

November 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Well, we have to find a way to get that letter to Mr. Obama!
How cute is she?! You will have to go inside next time. Although, she might be upset if she doesn't see him there.
*hugs*

November 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeatherann

I love the shot with EVE spelled out in the leaves.
beautiful.

November 29, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpetitegourmand

Sigh... liberal maybe, but you sure have gorgeous children, Miss Tate!

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermom

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