Beautiful bird pin presented to first lady after signing of WWI peace treaty.
The Obamas are taking very good care of their new home.
Pandas are cute, I mean really cute!!! We watched Tubby Ping Ling pound a forest of bamboo,
and then we ran to the nearest gift shop for the stuffed version.
Fresco painting in the Capitol
I love Washington D.C.!!!! I hadn't been to Washington since Taft was in office, and the city is so much lovelier than I had remembered. We stayed in swanky Georgetown, perhaps the cutest city ever!!! I discovered a wonderful resale shop that had the feeling of rummaging through the Smithsonian basement. Imagine shelves brimming with miniature portraits, antique china, silver, and American pottery, it was amazing.
Besides having a wonderful vacation, we all came to pivotal decisions in our lives. Deke wants to be a spy after visiting the Spy Museum six times in one week! Lulu is officially preppy and wants to attend Georgetown University. I would love a job working in the White House as Social Secretary or the newly invented Secretary of Thriftiness. It is my hope that I can start decorating my historic Georgetown home very soon with all of the finds from the resale shop!