Tuesday, February 22, 2011

President's Day

I didn't want this day to go by unnoticed.  I mean, how do people even "celebrate" this day besides federal employees getting off work?  So, when I saw the fun activities in the Family Fun Magazine, I geared up.  The morning was spent for Kendrick and me at BSF training while Cavett put together legos at Dad's office. 

After picking up Cavett, we headed home for a Presidential Lunch.  (And no, I'm not talking about Obama's State Dinner for the Chinese!)  We had Franklin-furters (though far from my favorite President), Lincoln Logs, Adams Apples, George Washington's Cherry Juice, and Plain Old Presidential Pudding for dessert. 

Following lunch we had a science experiment by dropping pennies into salted vinegar.  Most came out bright and shiny.  We specifically used ones with the boys' birth year and created penny pins to wear the rest of the day. 

Art was next and we created Abe Lincoln's face with their handprints.  Stolen idea, but very clever.  Cavett added some facts about Lincoln.
But, the favorite activity by far was the penny toss: large bucket full of water, floating small plastic dish on top. The boys took turns flinging pennies into the floating cup. Kendrick was the first to land a score, but Cavett eventually beat him 11-4.

My prayer is that my boys know what our founding fathers stood for and what they believed in for our nation: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  And, that they through God, knew best when setting up our government as a constitutional republic, using 3 branches of government with checks and balances.  In addition, they will have respect for our country and those elected to office and be involved and take initiative when they feel the country is going in the wrong direction. 

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