Reagan- A good friend to have!!!!

During Ellie's spring break, I took the day off and Angie and I took the kids to the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, CA. Steve, Jackie, and cousin Clair were able to meet us there. Our trip to the Reagan Library and the Mormon battalion visitors center in San Diego(more pics to come) were a few highlights during the break. We are fortunate to have children that seem to love history and going to museums. I believe this started young with our girls. Having the opportunity to live in Washington D.C., we were able to visit museums almost every weekend. On the way home from the library Ellie and Paige made me ask them questions about Ronald Reagan. I asked Ellie what war President Reagan helped end and what did he tear down. Ellie answered, "The Russian War and the wall". Then Paige wanted a question so I asked her to tell me President Reagan's favorite food. She replied "jelly beans!!!". She remembered that on Air Force One there were Jelly Bellies all over the plane. One thing that really stood out to me about Ronald Reagan was his never ending patriotism. He was always positive about America and truly felt that God blessed our country. The library was a great experience for our girls and I'm so glad they were able to learn about one of our countries greatest presidents.
The girls in front of Air Force One. It was amazing that we got Emma to stay in one place!
Girls with cousin Claire!
A piece of the Berlin Wall.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Oh man I totally am a sucker for U.S. history. Love the Reagan library. I grew up in Thousand Oaks just right over the hill from the Reagan Library. I remember when the were building and couldn't wait to be able to go. I need to take my kiddos there now. Thanks for giving me an idea for a summer field trip!
And loving all the pics, your guys girls are just way too stinkin' cute!