Kim was just full of ideas!! Another great one she had (in addition to the gardens) was a "Bring Your Child to Work Day." The kids LOVED it! It definitely was a team effort to pull this event off and I'd like to thank all of those involved in the planning and those who worked the event. It really was great!
The event involved (almost) every aspect of the embassy. It showed the kids what is involved in running an embassy and why the US has missions around the world. I will note the absence of one department - facilities! That's right...shameful Christopher!!
Before the event started, the kids got finger printed. I was really happy about this because I didn't have their prints!
The kids were then given a security briefing by the Regional Security Officer about how to stay safe and how the embassy is protected.
|Poor Siena had a rug burn on her chin!|
The kids moved outside to learn about map reading and radio checks. The kids (and adults) liked building roads and other items on the map using Play-doh!
|The kids enjoying the Play-doh|
|And then the adults....not a kid in sight!|
|Erin showing off her head stand moves!|
|Max doing squats...maybe it was a "young crossfit training"|
|Siena doing sit ups|
And finally, the kids got to attend a real press conference where they could ask the Public Affairs Officer and the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) their questions.
Great event and again, thanks to all of those involved in making the day a one the kids will remember!