Saturday, January 21, 2017

White House Cookie Kit on Inauguration Day

I purchased this White House Cookie Kit for just a few dollars on clearance from Trader Joe's at the end of summer. I planned to incorporate it into our U.S. Elections Unit Study this school year and then completely forgot I had it up on the top shelf of the pantry.

I've been having yet another relapse of this never-ending cold/flu and spent yesterday afternoon at the doctor's office. It was just my routine visit and another ultrasound, but it does look like I have developed both ear and sinus infections... Anyway, before my husband drove me to town for my appointments, I had one of the older boys get the White House Cookie Kit down while I handed the girls my camera. They did the rest while we were gone!

From the Archives:

Prayer for the Nation
(condensed version of this prayer which we've been praying here at home) 

We pray Thee O God of might, wisdom, and justice! Through whom authority is rightly administered, laws are enacted, and judgment decreed, assist with Thy Holy Spirit of counsel and fortitude the President of these United States, that his administration may be conducted in righteousness, and be eminently useful to Thy people over whom he presides; by encouraging due respect for virtue and religion; by a faithful execution of the laws in justice and mercy; and by restraining vice and immorality. Let the light of Thy divine wisdom direct the deliberations of Congress, and shine forth in all the proceedings and laws framed for our rule and government, so that they may tend to the preservation of peace, the promotion of national happiness, the increase of industry, sobriety, and useful knowledge; and may perpetuate to us the blessing of equal liberty.

We recommend likewise, to Thy unbounded mercy, all our brethren and fellow citizens throughout the United States, that they may be blessed in the knowledge and sanctified in the observance of Thy most holy law; that they may be preserved in union, and in that peace which the world cannot give; and after enjoying the blessings of this life, be admitted to those which are eternal. Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior. Amen.


  1. A great job on the cookie white house! This is a lovely and moving prayer.

    2017-01-21 20:28:55

  2. Your girls are so, so, so awesome! You have no idea.

    2017-01-21 22:32:40

  3. Wow! Your kids are brilliant bloggers & builders in training! You must be so proud. Prayers: for your total healing and that you may get some good rest.

    2017-01-22 00:54:48

  4. It looks like so much fun! Your kids took great pictures!

    2017-01-22 03:41:12

  5. I love all the cars lined up ready to meet the president!

    2017-01-22 10:04:42

  6. The White House project is so cute and informative. A great project for children. Hope you feel better. Marion

    2017-01-23 21:31:26

  7. Thank you for sharing this White House cookie set and the lovely prayer. The White House cookie set is a great way to learn and understand about our country' s history. Hop you are feeling better soon. God Bless you and yours. Marilyn

    2017-01-23 21:36:47

  8. This is an amazing project your children created for such a historical day of the Inauguration of our new President! Such a nice celebration for them to make this cookie White House and I love that they are so talented with photography. I am praying for you to feel better Jessica. It is no fun having any kind of illness when you are expecting. Thirty three years ago when I was carrying our twin baby girls I had a terrible sinus infection and the doctor would only let me take baby tylenol. I slept a lot to get through it and I hope that you are able to get lots of rest with your infections.

    2017-01-25 04:20:40


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