Friday, January 23, 2009

Birthdays and non-birthdays.

Yesterday was baby-girl's 19th birthday. Hard to believe my fourth child is almost out of her teens, but there you have it. Every year on her birthday, she wants to go to the March for Life in Washington, DC, and yesterday was no exception. Boo goes with us, and we've heard rumors that there are more kids who want to join us next year.

Here they are when we first got to the mall:
All day people shouted, "Happy birthday!" to Abbie. As the dignitaries were leaving, Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas) saw her sign and waved and wished her a happy birthday. It was such a good day I didn't have the heart to tell her she should have set the "mom" apart with commas, it being an appositive and all.

Elijah got up in a tree and took a few pictures of the crowd for us:


Then some girls yelled, "Boys in trees are HOT!" and he was on the ground in two seconds.

Abbie's favorite sign:
It's a great event, and this year was especially nice since it wasn't raining and 25 degrees like last year. Unfortunately, as we were marching, our newly elected president was removing the regulations prohibiting our tax dollars from paying for abortions and abortion counseling in foreign countries. It will get worse before it gets better, I'm afraid.

Be thankful ~

Karen

1 comment:

Joelle said...

that is so cool you guys do that! i wish you had come by my office! would have been so neat to meet!! yes, unfortuantely, obama is not going to be a friend to the unborn, despite his claim in his speech to "find those who slaugter innocence." He was referring to terrorists of course. all we can do is pray