Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Pool Party!!!

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

Capitol Hill Photos!!!!

Emily and Sara smiling for the camera with Capitol Hill directly behind them!
Emily and Alison (Georgia) smiling for the camera...Alison is such a polite young lady who Emily and Sara hope to stay in touch with and cannot wait to see in Disney!

Look at all these Champions! What a great group of children. Great stories, wonderful manners and fantastic spirits! Could not have selected a better group!

Lullaby and Goodnight!

Sweet Dreams for Sara and Emily...we have a big day tomorrow...traveling to the Capitol for photos, the Senate to meet Scott Brown and a meeting with Rep. Markey from Massachusetts! Very important day ahead! Oh and how many friends can you find in bed with Sara and Emily?

National Carousel on the Mall

After spending time at the Air and Space Museum, the girls wanted to fly on the National Carousel on the Mall! The weather was still fantastic and we were having the best time ever! As you can tell by the girls' expressions...this was a trip of a life time! And it was just getting better and better!

Air and Space Museum!

When I asked Sara if she wanted to see the real famous ruby slippers, her comment was..."Nope, mine are the ones that are famous!" So needless to say we saw the famous ruby slippers all over DC on our trip!

Sometimes the best pictures are those in the gift shop. Here the girls are saluting their cousin John who just left for boot camp for the Air Force! "We salute you John!"

Sara and Emily show off their strength while holding up the nose of a real life plane!

Amelia Earhart's plane! The one thing the girls were most excited about at the Air and Space Museum!

Coming in for a landing!

National Museum of Natural History

Sara and Emily had a fantastic time posing for the camera at the National Museum of Natural History! Elephants, Dinosaurs, Sharks...oh my! We could have stayed their all day, but did not want to be there when everything came to life!