Tuesday, January 20, 2009

On This Day...


On the day Barack H. Obama was inaugurated as our 44th president, I:
- made monkey muffins for Olivia to take to her preschool's summer birthdays celebration.
- bought a cup of coffee before dropping Olivia off at preschool.
- took Mae to the health clinic to get her shots.
- left the TV on CNN in the den and the radio on NPR in the kitchen pretty much all day.
- beamed when I picked Olivia up from preschool. She was wearing a half-birthday crown and carrying a coloring sheet of Barack Obama. She'd colored him blue.
- lunched on potato soup with Olivia while we watched Obama take his oath of office. Mae patiently sat in her car seat for most of the time.
- took pictures of the TV and made some videos of Olivia and Mae watching the Inauguration. I felt pretty dumb while doing it, but figured they might thank me one day.
- only wore one earring for most of the day.
- had some friends over for a playdate with Olivia. Kelly and I watched more Inauguration coverage most of the time.
- ran for the 1st time since Mae was born.
- smiled as Brett prayed for our new president before dinner.

(I promise I don't usually let her stand this close to the TV. It was just for the photo op.)

2 comments:

amy said...

we sat in front of the tv most of the day too...i couldn't stop crying, and abby did not understand AT ALL why this was a significant moment in the history of our nation. what a different world they will grow up in.

oh, and the up too close to the tv is an old wives tale. :)

juliana said...

We watched tv all day too, and Nick kept saying all day how Caroline will grow up in a completely different world than we did since she will never know a time when there hasn't been an african american president. I think it's great that you took pictures of Olivia and Mae. We talked about it but never did it. Nick wanted to put his Obama/Biden bumpersticker on Caroline's bumbo seat and take her picture watching the inauguration, but he couldn't find the sticker. And then she had a series of meltdowns and we never got back to it... But I love it that you did it! It was a very significant day, and I'm glad I was able to stay home all day and participate via tv.