Tuesday, May 24, 2011

{Sweet} Zander travels around the world

He hails from Florida.  He's traveled to China and sat on the Great Wall.  He went to Hong Kong. And then he took a short break from international exploring to drop in on us. 
We took him to Mt. Vernon. 
mt vernon
He met Mrs. Washington (and fainted!).  She recalled a painting she once saw of a young royal who had a pet monkey - - and Mrs. Washington once had a pet bear cub.
mrs washington
He posed in front of the Potomac River. 
mt vernon
The General's statue proved a little scary for shy Zander.
mt vernon
He took a tour of our neighborhood by bike and then by trike.
biker zander
(Where's your helmet Zander?)
And finally, he practiced his photography skills.
Zander Photographer

Zander is a very special guest.  You see, he's working to raise money for the Central Florida Pediatric Therapy Foundation.    CFPT Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps children with special needs.  Its mission is wonderful :
Because building opportunities for people with disabilities strengthens the entire community, it is our vision to provide a place to live, work and play for everyone. We are committed to the idea that everyone has gifts that can impact others. It is our challenge to build venues and create opportunities for cooperative growth through the use of these gifts.
Kayla of Struttin My Stuff Photography dreamed up "Around the World with Zander" as a venture directly assisting in making CFPT's FAITH (Families Achieving Independence through Him) projects a reality. It's really a worthwhile effort that will make a huge impact.

And we're so excited that Zander came to spend a little time with us!
Chi & Zander
Ya & Zander

PS: Zander might make a stop near you if you send him a note offering to host him for a few days.
zander pyramid
Sweet Shot Day


Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Love Zander...and your photos turned out so lovely. The last shot is too sweet!

Lindsay @ Aisle to Aloha said...

Awesome project! These photos are all so brilliant and sharp-- that Zander is a fabulous model! ;)

Light Trigger said...

what cutie pictures!!! love it
excellent shots


Susan said...

Oh how sweet! What a special trip for Zander.

GREAT shots.

Love stopping by your blog.

You inspire me...

Danelle said...

This is adorable! Wonderful photos!

Ashley Sisk said...

So much fun! I can't wait to receive him!

Anonymous said...

Adorable! What a great idea and love the 4 pics of your little boy with Zander!

Belinda Munoz said...

Love your whimsical style. Great photos!

Anonymous said...

So much fun! Can't wait to get him. Great photos.

Amber said...

I must admit I am a little jealous of Zander and all of his travels. He'll get to relax in the fun and sun when he returns home......or close to home in a few weeks. I look forward to Zander visiting my family in Tampa soon.

Allison Hoffman said...

how fun!! He'll be coming to visit us soon, and I'll have to think of something interesting for him to do! He's getting quite an education!

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

Love them all!

Lizzy said...

Looks like he had a great time visiting with you and your family. I am looking forward to his visit with me here in Maryland.

fiddlehead said...

What a great post! Zander will be visiting us next fall....fun!