Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Yes. We. Can.

Today was an amazing day in history. 

I didn't need to be in the crowds on The Mall to appreciate what was happening today.

I actually enjoyed being at my parents house all warm and toasty watching on a big screen.

Maybe one of the things I liked most was that Obama has a team attitude. We, as a country, got into this mess together and we, as a country, will get out of this mess. He offered up one of the most important words in the english language....hope.

On a lighter front, we can talk about Aretha Franklin's chapeau. The girls luckily got to watch the inaug. at school. B's comment to her teacher was "Who is that singer? I don't think she is on Itunes". She's the Queen of soul for Pete,s sake!

I loved the color pop of Michelle's outfit. Laura Bush's was a little bland, but I suppose she didn't want to out do Michelle. How cute was it that Michelle brought Laura a little gift?! 

And those 2 little girls. So damn cute! I keep thinking of the Disney show, Corey in the House. I suppose if you have never seen it, you will have no idea what I am talking about.....And the "kids" show last night was so great! My girls were thrilled that I let them watch the whole thing and stay up later than usual. Yeah, we'll be paying for that by Friday. The only singer we actually didn't understand was Bow Wow. What was up with his songs? You could say I am old that is why I didn't understand, but the girls didn't either. Phew. 

I am sure I will watch all the recapping tonight and think of more things to say. 

An African American as President. 



Manic Mommy said...

I'm still distilling my thoughts into something beyond...'whew!' and 'yay!'

I actually liked Laura's dress, the cut if not the color. Was it a gift or was it the bible? At first I thought it was a red clutch.

Melisa with one S said...

I LOVED Michelle's dress too. And though I heard Aretha when I was in the car, I didn't see her hat until one of the many recaps last night. Holy Schmoleys, what a big...bow/hat! But I expected nothing less from her, to be honest.

I'm so happy.

Sue said...

MM, Michelle brought Laura a gift to the "tea" before the ceremony. I guess it was a journal and pen. The red box at the ceremony was Lincoln's Bible. I guess it is so old, you can't even open it.

And how beautiful did the Pres and 1st lady look last night?!

Caution Flag said...

I missed the gift, but I did see the dresses. Loved Michelle's, but I also wondered couldn't Laura have picked a color with a little life.

I still love Aretha- hat and past-prime voice and all.

Sarah Clapp said...

I missed it! I had to pick up Charlie from school at that moment.

But I did love Michelle's dress. Very chic!