Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Bell family meets VP Biden and Ambassador Kennedy

"Well hello there handsome!"

Waiting for his arrival :) 


Vice President Biden was visiting Japan this last week, and yesterday we got to meet him! He was very nice and personable and invited all of the kids up to the stage with him.
Ashton was the 2nd or 3rd kid to hop up and Mr. Biden looked right at him, gently grabbed his chin and said "Well hello there handsome! What's your name?" 
It was so very cool! Ashton was grinning ear to ear as you can see from the pictures. 
After his speech, we were allowed to go take a group picture with him. Up on stage he asked Ashton if he could borrow his tie. Ashton thought that was pretty funny!
As our group was exiting, he pulled Ashton aside to shake his hand. I stopped with him and he grabbed my hand and said "Hi there! What's your name? You have the most beautiful eyes! Are they from your mother or father?" I said my mom and he replied "Is she living?" and I said "no". He then went on to say " Well, if she was, you would owe her a thank you note for those eye!" Then he grabbed me, Tommy and Ashton, pulled us in close and took another picture with us! It was all very exciting:)
I'm glad that we were able to have this experience!


Peter and Jen Bell said...

So cool you guys got to have that experience!

Rosemary said...

That is pretty cool. You are very brave Ashton! I like your tie too! What a nice comment about your pretty eyes Shayna. They are beautiful. What a fun experience.