Today, the Supreme Court made a historical decision. For over 32 years it has been illegal to own a handgun in the District of Columbia, until today. With a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Constitution and has up-held the individuals right to bear arms. At such a politically messed up time as we are experiencing--this is so encouraging! This should also make us think about who we will choose as our president in the up-coming election. Most likely, the next president will have the opportunity to appoint a couple justices and we want someone who will make a good decision. You can read the actual District of Columbia vs Heller decision here: http://www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/07pdf/07-290.pdf
The other day, the boys were clearing the raspberry beds and Jonathan found a large rock. We told him the rock had probably been there since Mount Rainer blew up in 1854 and not to worry about it. Nonetheless, he was determined to get it out! Here are some pictures to show his accomplishment!
"Standing on the rock" The hole where the rock has been all these years! "It's so heavy" "I am tough--I can handle it"
We celebrated Hannah's sixth birthday last Saturday. Each birthday, Mom and Dad take the child out to a restaurant for a meal. Hannah chose to go out for lunch to a place called Tatanka Take-out. They specialize in buffalo meat and Hannah has always had an interest in "bison!" We celebrated as a family that evening and enjoyed Hannah's favorite dinner. Here are some pictures from her special day! For dinner she asked for jalapeno pork chops which David grilled. Thankfully, we had good weather then!This is her cake--she requested a flower design she found in a cake book. It turned out really cute! Mom bought trick candles--this picture is before she started trying to blow them out! She couldn't figure out why they weren't going out! She literally climbed on the table to get over top of them! I am not sure if she really appreciated the candles!
She is growing up so fast and is becoming a sweet young lady!
Saturday, Esther and Hannah had their highland dance recital. They both did very well! Esther participated in three dances and Hannah did one. Grace also came up at the end and bowed with the rest of the girls. She is not currently taking lessons, but loves to dance and is looking forward to starting lessons in the fall. After the dance program, each girl received their awards for the year. Esther received the Most Improved Dancer award which was voted on by all the fellow dancers. It was quite a surprise--none of us knew she was chosen! Here are some pictures for you to enjoy!