So I stole this photograph from my husband’s facebook page. And here, I’ll even steal his description because it’s easier than writing my own. (Now I know why there’s so much copyright theft on the interwebs. Because it’s easier.) I’ll at least quote him though, “150 years ago today, the only battle of the Civil War to occur in the District of Columbia began when rebel Gen. Jubal Early threatened the city by advancing on Fort Stevens with 11,000 troops… Early withdrew on July 12th, but not before 59 soldiers were killed in defense of the Union and our capital, and President Lincoln himself came under fire. 41 soldiers from that battle are buried just down the street from us at the tiny but graceful Battleground National Cemetery.”
The site of the only Civil War battle in DC is Fort Stevens, just off of Georgia Avenue NW, about a mile from our house. Had that battle gone differently, the whole course of the war would have changed. This is my youngest with my husband scouting out the place. I took the two kids the following weekend to make clothespin dolls and whirlygigs at the 150th anniversary.
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Ha! I love these paper berry pie decorations.
No-bake cookie dough ice cream sandwiches need no exposition.
I’ve been making tons of homemade pizza lately. I want to try this 2-ingredient pizza dough.
Gumdrop ice cream cone toppers are adorable.
I might be able to sew reusable bowl covers.
I would totally try aerosol cake batter. Would you?
Smart! Make a Lego marble run.
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