Walter's mom kept the girls today, and I made it home for lunch just in time for us all to watch most of President Obama's speech together. I think these are some of my favorite words from his speech:
"...The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness....Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations."
While I am certain Anna Claire and Mallory had no clue what was happening on the TV, I do think it's pretty darn cool that one day I will be able to tell them that in their first year we elected out first African American President. I am hopeful about the life they have ahead of them.
And as if that's not exciting enough - it snowed today! Okay, there were maybe five snow flakes, but schools and the district office were closed at 2 PM. You know everything shuts down around here at the first mention of either hurricanes or snow. Anna Claire and Mallory had no idea there was any snow at all and it was way too cold to take them outside to "see" the few flakes that were falling.
Basically, the girls went through this momentous day completely oblivious to all that was happening around them - both historic and weather-related.