Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fourth of July - in our Nation's Capitol!

The 4th of July in DC is absolutely FABULOUS!
We spent the afternoon on the lawn of the Capitol visiting with friends and eating delicious picnic food.
The crowds of people were amazing - we were told that there were "hundreds of thousands" of people there.

 McCall loved the day.
She had her daddy to give her attention.
She had her friends to giver her attention.
She had the office staff to giver her attention.
And she had the film crew to give her attention.
It was heaven for her.

 Gage was in heaven with an iPod and office interns to swing him around.
Not to mention all the candy.
 McCall enjoyed passing out cookies to everyone.
 I had fun laughing with people and at people.
A great past time of mine.

 Stacy and Paul and family came with us.
We had so much fun - and her fabulous s'more brownies.

 Can you believe that this bunch made it on camera?
PBS was filming the entire production and we made the cut :)
We were on the program at least 3 times that we saw.
The kids think they are pretty famous now.
But the most exciting part was getting the texts and phone calls for the next
several hours from friends and family who saw us on tv.
Made it feel like we were not so far away!

 Gage wanted to be a GI Joe man, this is what he came up with.
Only, we never took any of these props with us.
So I'm not sure where he got them or how.
But it entertained him for a good hour!
 Ryan was looking so cool in these patriotic sunglasses.
I'm pretty sure he is going to bring back the look.
 This fella was there to play his banjo.
And I was this close to him - it was a little exciting.
 The views were stunning.

Overall, WONDERFUL day.
We would recommend everyone do a fourth of July in DC.
And remember to invite us!


kguiness said...

Looks like so much fun, miss ya!

Turbo said...

I love the polka dot dress, Kara. For a Canadian, you are looking pretty patriotic in this post ;)

Michelle said...

It looks like you all had a great time!

Lia said...

That looks like so much fun! Did you make the cookies that McCall was handing out? Oh, and your curls are lookin' mighty fine!