Sunday, July 26, 2009

The West Wing!

How cool is this? I couldn't get us tickets to the public White House tour, but I did get my parents a private tour of the West Wing of the White House from a very nice man I know who works there. The tour lasted about an hour, and they went all over the place, including the Rose Garden, the Oval Office, and the press room. And, they saw Malia (or Sasha, whichever daughter is the older one) playing with Bo the dog in the Rose Garden.

Outside the Old Executive Office Building.

Outside the West Wing entrance.

In the press briefing room.

The White House while they were inside.

Happy Birthday Lily!

Lily turned 5 years old on Thursday, and Grandma Fran and Grandpa Steve came up to celebrate with her. Here are some of Grandma Fran's photos:

Carvel cake. Mmmmm. There's only half a cake because we couldn't wait and had some the night before Lily's birthday.

Licking the plate(s) clean.

Aunt Lee sent Lily a neat Dinosaur Dig kit. Lily the junior archeologist gets to patiently excavate a dinosaur skeleton from this block. It will take hours.

Grandma and Grandpa, by Lily.

We went to a Washington Nationals game Friday night. Our neighbor gave us 4 free tickets!

Great seats, behind the bullpen. Getting windy...

Uh oh, rain delay. A 3 1/2 hour rain delay, after only 1 1/2 innings. The Nats went on to win 13-1, but we went home (after eating our share of hot dogs, pretzels, nachos, and sno-cones). At least we got to see a home run.