Some of the neighbor ladies and I had a little get-together/feeding frenzy for the toddlers to commemorate the inauguration. First I turned our living room into the National Mall with the Washington Monument on one side:
And Capitol Hill on the other side:
Then I made festive little toddler hors d'oeuvres.
(These are all that were left after the aforementioned feeding frenzy)
There were also cookies (red, white, and blue sugar cookies, naturally), hummus, bagel chips, and popcorn.
Then I invited a whole bunch of toddlers and friends over and let them have at it. No pictures but imagine an episode of Nova when the scientists throw a bucket of chum into the ocean and all the sharks come and fight over it. Then superimpose that on my coffee table.
I'm like one "scrapbook nite" away from owning a holiday motif sweatshirt.*
Charlie cheered heartily along with the crowd on TV and shrieked "Oba-Biden-Mama!" whenever the NEW PRESIDENT was shown. Such a great day.
*And it was really really fun. I'm already thinking I'll do a toddler Mardi Gras party**. Shhh, don't tell my twenty-two year old self!
**If I'm not still in academic purgatory then. We will see.