Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Hug Felt Around the World....

Sara said to us that she was too nervous to shake the President's hand (but she did say that he was very handsome). Emily on the other hand wanted to hug the she did! Amazing!!!

Introducing the President of the United States!

After the applause, the President asked the children if they had any questions..."What is your favorite food?" (Pizza) "What is your favorite sport?" (Basketball) and then someone asked "What is your favorite color?" The President stated that blue was his favorite color and Emily proudly yelled...."That's my mom's favorite color!" And the President replied...."How bout that!". Super cool!

A Chance of a Life Time!

So when you are given the chance to check out the White House what would be some of the things you would want to do? Take a nap in the Red Room? Make snow angels in the dining room? Or jump on the sofa in the Green Room?

Very Presidential!

We enjoyed posing for photos with portraits of past Presidents while waiting to meet the current President of the United States.

Waiting in Line for the White House!

A little rain would not stop the CMN champions from meeting the President and seeing the White House. When Sara walked into the White House she wanted to find Bo the President's dog, but Bo was no where to be off we all went to check out the "HOUSE!"

White House Day!

So what do you do the day you are going to meet the President of the United States? Well Sara and Emily started their day off with breakfast in bed...pancakes of course and then headed to a radio interview with David Archuleta (American Idol) and our friends Kennedy and Karson at Mix 104.1! Then back to the hotel to gather up the troops to head over to the White House!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Pool Party!!!

One of my favorite moments...the pool party! The Champions took over the was priceless!

Dinner Time!

Sara and Emily enjoyed running down the "yellow brick road" hallway and loved meeting friends in the lobby of the hotel....Lyndsey is one of the girls' favorites!!! Everyone agrees that Lyndsey is full of kindness and is one hot ticket!

The ESPN Zone for dinner....
Did someone say pool party tonight? Let's get this party started!

Congressman Markey

Sara and Emily were very fortunate to have a meeting with Congressman Markey to discuss the importance of the Children's Miracle Network. Luckily Congressman Markey had great toys in his office because the girls tend to discuss politics better if there are toys available. The meeting was a great success!

But I do think the girls truly enjoyed the cab ride back to the hotel! Their first ride in a taxi!

Visiting the Capitol

Sara and Emily became great friends with Katy,Paige and Alexis from Nevada! What a great group of young ladies and a great family!

Sara and Emily with Wyatt, from Wisconsin, waiting outside the Visitor's Center...a great place for an ice cream treat! The girls could not get enough of Wyatt..."Helllooooo Wyattttt...." they would say, making Wyatt roll his eyes thinking..."not these silly girls again!" We just think these kids are the greatest!!!
The Capitol...amazing site so close!!!

Sara and Emily, bigger than life! They make us proud everyday!

Family picture in front of the Capitol...the weather could not have been better...sunny but not muggy or too hot!

Josh and the girls discussing politics by the Supreme Court water fountain....
Emily sharing her view on politics...just jump right on in if you want to get something done!

Emily living it up in Washington D.C.!!!

My "Surpremes" at the Supreme Court...they found a wobbly step and loved dancing on it and making it move! I am thankful the whole place did not fall apart!

Sara and Emily...Future Senators!

Sara and Emily took over the Senate Floor and loved the power given to them! Maybe one day they will be sitting there again supporting Children's Miracle Network!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

At the Senate!

Andres (Iowa) and Emily having lunch at the Senate...signing autographs, smiling for photos and making a difference in the world! Go Champions!

Sara, Daddy, and Emily enjoying lunch while making important notes about the world's economy and the Children's Miracle Network.

Oh and we met with Scott Brown! Mr. Scott Brown took time to chat with our family as well as the other Champion Families! We got some great feedback from the families about our Senator! GO SCOTT BROWN!