Monday, February 21, 2011

Presidents' Day

Happy Presidents' Day to you!

Hope you enjoyed your day off, if you got one. I, myself, had an Elementary Plan Day. So, no school for Madison today and a quiet day at work for me...cleaning my classroom and ordering supplies for the next school year.

I can't say I've ever "celebrated" Presidents' Day before. I should do something since my kids all have presidential names. Just think of all those scrapbooking opportunities I've let go by over the years....hmmm? Well, we did have Cherry Pancakes tonight in honor of our first fore father of our country, George Washington. This wasn't my idea, but that of E-Mealz. A food program that I am still loving. Of course, the cherries were suppose to go on as the topping, but we (Andy and I) thought it would be more adventurous to put it in the pancakes or panpakes like Grant likes to call them.
The batter does make for a nice looking Valentine pancake, I think.
And boy do those cherries retain their heat!

Here are recent photos tonight of my favorite
Commanders in Chief
John Tyler - 10th President of the U.S.

James Madison - 4th President of the U.S.
(Interesting fact: James Madison married Dolley 206 years earlier on Madison's birthday, which is September 15th.)
Now you are probably wondering why I know that weird fact?
Wikipedia, of course!
Ulysses S. Grant - 18th President of the U.S.
Wouldn't Ulysses be proud of a character like Grant?
The pancakes were good, but I think that there would have been better flavor if I would have left the cherries for the topping. I'll remember that next time! ;)

6 comments:

Tracey said...

I love your "presidential" kids. I have always loved to see their sweet faces at my door askng to play. :)

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

How fun that your food program even planned a meal for President's Day!

Mamma has spoken said...

I love pancakes for dinner! Not sure if I would like cherries inside them though....

missy said...

love the presidents day post! i only wish you could have been home all day too.

Lezlee said...

I think you've started a new President's Day tradition! I love it! :-)

Teachinfourth said...

What a great way to celebrate this holiday! You go girl!