The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation
2Samuel 22:47

23 February 2011


President's Day is a pretty special holiday in our home. One of our sons is a huge fan of George Washington- in fact, when he was 2-years old he went through a months-long phase where he truly believed he was G.W. He only answered to 'George' and was quick to tell anyone and everyone he was the first president of the United States and the General of the Continental Army. It was hard to leave the house with him at times.

Besides just being a day in which we celebrate some pretty great role models, we think a lot about how God has blessed our country with some outstanding leaders and we give thanks.

Tarver started our morning off with a steaming potful of 'Presidential Porridge'. It's his special recipe containing rolled oats, pumpkin puree, chopped cranberries and some secret spices. It is so good- fit for a president!

Ryland dressed in character, which isn't abnormal at all. The exception: we couldn't find his hatchet so he had to make-do with a chainsaw. We're just calling it the modern day version of George Washington.

To end our day we made a cherry pie with fresh/frozen cherries, picked last June from one of our favorite farms just south of our home.

Celebrating the good things in life with my boys - so good.
"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action." -George Washington


  1. Oh, that cherry pie looks SO good...Mom made one for Dad (and us, of course) at Valentine's Day. YUM. :) Love Ryland's outfit. ;)

  2. Have you read "George Washington's Breakfast"? Cute book.

    Glad to see your boys are learning to love history!

    (Note to self: never serve pie when Hollie's family comes over...she is apparently a pie-making genius since she makes flawless crusts!!)

  3. Oh, how fun! We never did anything for president's day growing up, but what cute ideas! Oh, and I liked seeing Rylan's costume and the makeshift chainsaw!!! LOL :)

    ~Anna Curran

  4. What a fun day that must of been!! Little George lost his hatch and what happened to his tie? Your pie looks so delicious.ummmm umm
    Love Gramma