Posts in category "Abraham Lincoln"

Annie Rose and Abraham Lincoln: A Six-Year-Old's Commentary on the Gettysburg Address

Annie Rose and Abraham Lincoln: A Six-Year-Old's Commentary on the Gettysburg Address
My six-year-old daughter, Annie Rose, has been a passionate fan of Abraham Lincoln since we visited the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in the summer of 2011. Today, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, she read the legendary speech and offered her own commentary.  She wore her Abraham Lincoln suit... Read more »

Metamorphosis: For My Daughter on her Sixth Birthday

Metamorphosis: For My Daughter on her Sixth Birthday
I was terrified when I became pregnant with AR.  I feared it would be the stupidest thing I ever did.  After all, four years earlier, we had learned from baby Matthew’s autopsy that we had a 1-in-4 re-occurrence risk for the kidney disease we carry.  Adopting K was the start of a new life for... Read more »

Abraham Lincoln and Annie Rose: An American President and a Five-Year-Old

Abraham Lincoln and Annie Rose: An American President and a Five-Year-Old
Five-year-old Annie Rose has viewed Abraham Lincoln as her personal hero ever since she learned that he passed the Emancipation Proclamation to free the slaves during the Civil War.  Her interest in him began during a road trip in the summer of 2011, when we visited the amazing Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.  This... Read more »
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Holiday Portraits Gone Wrong, and other Seasonal Laughs

Get us away from this scary dude in the crazy red suit!  We may look adorable, but he looks terrifying!
Is your mailbox starting to fill up with holiday cards depicting perfect family pictures as we march closer to the end of 2012?  In our family, we have to take a ludicrous number of photos to find one where everyone is: 1) looking in the same direction (or at least the majority are looking in... Read more »

Abraham Lincoln and the Purple Castle - the Making of a 5th Birthday Cake

Okay, so there is a lot going on here.  This is the finished product.  In Annie Rose's World, President Abraham Lincoln and his family lived not in the White House, but in the Purple Castle.  So I created this cake for Annie Rose's 5th birthday.
For her 5th birthday cake, Annie Rose asked me to make a purple frosted castle where Abraham Lincoln and his family could live during his Presidency.  I called, but the local bakeries do not carry that cake in their repertoire, so I set to work planning a culinary masterpiece for my girl! This has been... Read more »