Sunday, May 24, 2009

Family Outing

Dan & I realized yesterday that we have not done anything as a family in months. It seems like every waking moment is taken up with church - funerals, weddings, hospital visitations, meetings, programs. In fact, Dan does not even take a day off because he tutors part-time to bring in extra income.

So this weekend we are focusing on us! Yesterday, we went to the Franklin D. Roosevelt mansion & library. They had free World War II demonstrations and booths on the grounds of this beautiful estate. Free is good!

They had a battle simulation while we were there with World War II reenactments.

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After the battle, they allowed the children to go pick up the shell casings. Emily got two with the help of her brothers.
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Then we looked at all the different tents, vehicles and guns. Okay, I do have to say that this totally bored me. I am not a big gun person. However, the kids loved it because they got to hold the weapons.

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Yes, even Emily who reminds me regularly that she is a tomboy wanted to hold the rifle!
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And, for those who didn't know, we have friends in high places! ;-)
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It was a nice day and just nice to be together as a family.