Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Geez Where Was the Leder Family in 2010?

BIG Sisters were busy teaching little sisters their place......
....serving their big sisters every need... including back rubs! 

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

There's no place like home!

Sunday in DC it poured down rain, before church we went and visited the Air force Memorial & Arlington National cemetery . We got soaking wet and a little homesick...not really DC you can have the rain .

Monday morning we packed up and put on some new shoes...
...and before we knew it we were soaring over the Beautiful MT. Hood. Isn't coming home always bitter sweet?
We had learned a little more about both DC and about Von & Tana:
Washington DC is a GREAT capital city
Von & Tana make the BEST milkshakes ever!

One last photo op with Von@ 5am!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

On the move again!

Saturday was another day of Von's Non-stop Tour of DC....

With only one small accident....We also found that Bill is featured in the Smithsonian!

Driving away from DC....
Best Picture of the Day.

Friday, January 15, 2010

.....walked all over Washington DC again today. One of our stops included the Constitution & Declaration of Independence.....

I declare We followed Von wherever he went...He has been our personal tour guide/photographer...
By 9:30am we were out the door on the Metro, crossing over the frozen Potomac River, heading toward more photo opportunities....

First photo opp for the day was in front of The Capitol Building

Then in the Rotunda of the Capital Building...

Did you know the ceiling is so tall you could store the Statue of Liberty in Here!!

We made a few more stops but grew hungry so we picked up Tana for Lunch at our new favorite place "POT BELLY's"

After lunch We walked and walked some more along the way we made a few friends at the Smithsonian

We even made friends with someone wearing enemy colors!!

"It's not easy being green...especially when I'd rather be orange!"

---until tomorrow!

What is this? HORSE HAIR?!

We Love you Von!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Across the Country......What!

Hey Kids...and everyone else....Wednesday Bill and I jumped on a plane and flew across the country to visit my Brother and Sister-in-law, the famous Von&Tana!! We flew over lots of clouds and lots of Snowy mountains....We landed in Chicago for about 20 minutes, jumped on another flight to DC. (and read 140 pages in Percy Jackson...officially hooked!!)

Von and Tana picked us up and took us to their great little condo in Alexandria, VA. We put our heads on the air mattress after catching up with them. In the morning We headed out, caught the metro (a train like the max but it goes a little faster and even underground) We first went to the Holocaust Museum. Very interesting, sad and unbelievable. I think Jessi and Ellie would think it was very interesting because of all the books you've read.

Next We ate lunch at a great sandwich place called Pot Belly's Ellie you would have LOVED it and all the kids would have loved the great homemade ice cream sandwiches. Tomorrow I 'm going to take a pic of my awesome sandwich so that you can see...and Make you hungry Ellie!

Next We had a tour of the Printing and Engraving building(Where they print dollar bills)...We saw over 8 stacks of $32,000,ooo....Ty How much money all together is that?

Other Things we did today were take an elevator to the top of the Washington Monument...Visited the Lincoln, Korean War & Vietnam War Monuments!

We just finished Eating dinner that Von made. I'm going to cut Uncle Von's hair in a few minutes...

Tomorrow We are going to the Smithsonium...I wish we would have watched that movie first!!!

We are was a lot of walking! I hope everyone back in Oregon is enjoying being with Grandma.
More pics Tomorrow night!

Mom OUT!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

O what do you do..part 3

O what do I do in the summer time?..At our house I fill and unload the dishwasher TWICE daily.

Only 13 days until School starts. O my. I really am going to miss the summer, mostly being able to get up at 7:00 am and all the kids are still sleeping... and unloading the diswasher in the silence. life revolves around the dishwasher.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Oh what do you do in the summer time...part II

Do you watch the Parades Go By? (and try to get as much Candy as possible?)

Do you ride the kiddy Rides just so your short 3 yr old can Ride?