Saturday, April 30, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
My name is Chrystal, my blog is www.everydayoates.com. I have been blogging for about 3 years, It started as me documenting my pregnancy and our house being built. They both started together. Then I started adding cooking posts, then I got a good camera so I added photography. I love to be with family, travel, photography, sew, read and take long bubble baths! I have one son he is 2 1/2 years old.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The youngest man ever to be elected to our nation's highest office, he had served as a United States Naval Officer in the South Pacific during World War II and there commanded the PT-109. During an attack by a Japanese cruiser, he is credited with saving the lives of his crew. On his return home following the war he was elected to the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts and later to the United States Senate from that state. He was elected to the Presidency in November 1960, defeating then-Vice President Richard M. Nixon by one of the smallest margins in history. He was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963 as he rode in an open motorcade in that city. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery on November 25, 1963 and his gravesite is one of the most visited spots in the cemetery. He was moved from the original gravesite to one just a few feet away on March 14, 1967. His wife, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was laid to rest next to him when she died of cancer in 1994.
His infant daughter (who was not named) and who was born and died on August 23, 1956 is also buried in his gravesite as of December 4, 1963. She was originally buried in Newport, Rhode Island.
An infant son, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy (August 7, 1963-August 9, 1963) who was born prematurely and who was originally buried at Brookline, Massachusetts, is also buried in this site as of December 4, 1963.
JFK Stood at Arlington House once and said this is a view of DC I could look at forever. That is why they buried him where they did. Here is his view.
Here is the view the other way. You are looking up at Arlington House.
His eternal flame:
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Arlington House sits in Arlington National Cemetery. I will tell you all about it and share some photos I took. I edited them all to be "Vintage."
Note: Arlington House is currently undergoing a major restoration project, requiring the removal of the furnishings from the house.
The residence of Robert E. Lee and his family before the Civil War, Arlington House has a unique and interesting story, with connections to many important figures, issues and events in American History. Built by George Washington Parke Custis and his slaves between 1802 and 1818, the house and grounds have served many purposes over the last two hundred years: a family home for the Lees and Custises, a plantation estate and home to 63 slaves, a monument honoring George Washington, a military headquarters, a community for emancipated slaves and a national cemetery.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
We got on and all was looking good. We had about a 7 minute wait before our train was to depart.
Then the train started to move and Tristan did this:
He was terrified. So I took him out of the stroller and let him sit with me. That didn't help much. He actually seemed better in the stroller. So after a train switch we got to the zoo about 10:30. I should have remembered cherry blossoms. There was a big race and the trains were PACKED!
First we got there and he was shocked by all of the bamboo and people. My baby is a country boy and not a city boy. So lots of people freak him out.
Then we saw this guy and it changed everything. He was so happy. "LOOK at those big sharp claws Mommy."
He asked if we could take this statue home.
He loved the panda. You could hear the bamboo chomping from far away.
I saw this hat and had to get it for him.
He watched the Golden Lion Tamrins for a long time.
My little explorer in the jungle.
This guy put on a great show on the wires in the air running through the park.
Next we headed into the reptile house.
Tristan loved the turtles. I see turtles as a pet in our future.
Then we saw the waterfall and I played with my shutter speed. I couldn't slow it down anymore hand-held because I don't have a very steady hand.
After this we saw the baby elephant and his Mommy and Daddy. I didn't get pictures because I just enjoyed the moment. Tristan was in awe. It was great.
Then we moved on. We came upon the new Lion cubs. SO ADORABLE!
I figured Tristan could use some playtime so we moved on to the prairie dogs. We watched them for a bit.
Tristan got a kick out of the statue cause it was a Butt. He is such a boy.
Then I said HEY! You want to go be a Prairie Dog? He was like HUH? I am a Tristan. So I took him here:
Being a Prairie dog makes you very sleepy.
We headed to kids farm and saw all of those animals. Before I could get him out for the petting zoo he did this:
SO I trekked back up the very long hill to the front of the zoo to make the 1/2 mile walk back to Metro.
He slept for awhile. When he woke up on the train he did this:
and this (We lost his cup and pacifier somehow, when he doesn't have bop as he calls it a finger can take its place.):
Once he saw this view:
He got a little better.
because it was a cool view. Cool was his word not mine. So he watched it.
And that was our day!