On January 20, 2009 we were high on inauguration fever around here. Here are a few shots from our activities. We stayed home, it was too cold and too crowded to take the kids downtown to witness the most historic moment in our lives to date.
We had this display on our kitchen table. The kids understood the symbolism behind each element...I was so proud.
Red, White & Blue - American Patriotism
Wine (Sparkling Cider) Glasses - to toast the new President
Cake - celebratory food
Container of Cotton - (straight from a Georgia cotton field) represents the back breaking work of our ancestors
Heritage Photo of our slave ancestor - giving honor to the many who planted the trees in which we now enjoy the shade.
Book - Martin Luther King Jr. biography (Leah read three this past year) In dedication to the one who mobilized America with his DREAM.
Card - Photo card with Joseph on the front to inspire him to one day be the President of the United States. (I made these to mail out since I didn't send out Christmas cards...e-cards are so impersonal)
This display was in our front hallway...It will stay up until President's Day and we'll had our Presidential biographies to the table. I got this idea from the displays at my local library. This reminds us to re-read the good books we already have in our home library.