I know it's been a while since I've posted anything, but we've been sooo busy the past week and a half. Last Saturday left and spent 5 days in Washington DC for the AANA's Midyear Assembly. It was a great meeting and I learned so much! We had such a great group of people from the ALANA that went and I think we did a great job representing our profession :-) I didn't get back until Wednesday afternoon. That was just in time to spend a little time w/ Jackson before he had to go to bed. It's amazing what he learns in that little time (more on that later!). Thursday and Friday I worked, then we left again for the weekend. We took Jackson to Atlanta to his first Brave's game. That's another post though! Here's some pics from DC.
This is w/ Rep Mike Rogers. Our parents live in his district.
We had a little bit of time in between a couple of our appointments, so we browsed the Library of Congress. There are so many designs on the walls and ceilings. I took about 20 pics in there of quotes that I liked. Since this trip was about nurse anesthesia, I thought the medicine pic was appropriate.
With Artur Davis
Our nation's capital
Outside one of the buildings where our representatives work
Our whole gang
Mount Vernon - home of George Washington. We had a dinner and a tour here - it was so much fun. I've been here before, but it's been a long time, and I can definitely say I have an appreciation for places like this that I didn't have the first time I was here - lol. Guess I'm getting old ;-)
There are beautiful flower gardens at Mt Vernon. I thought these tulips were esp pretty!
Today's Mama Monday topic is Children's Music.
This is short for us b/c there are only a couple of things that we have played for Jackson so far. One of the things that I really like is this website.
So far there are only 2 CDs that we have played for him: 1) children's hymns. 2) Calling all Children to the Mardi Gras
I love the Mardi Gras CD - it's so upbeat and fun, and it has special meaning to us b/c it's by Mike Artell, who is Noel Mark's father-in-law. He's a great singer, as well as children's author and artist.
Jackson really likes when we sing to him (esp when my mom does - probably b/c her voice is MUCH better than mine ;-)) so we're looking forward to many more singing days w/ him!