Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Anticipation. Benny and Charlie are waiting for the parade to start. They had quite a bit of time before the parade got to the spot where they were positioned and I guess they took it upon themselves to be the entertainment for those around them. Kevin told me that a woman slowly crossed the street, assisting her 92-year-old mother over to them. The older woman told Kev and the boys how much she enjoyed watching them, that it made her so happy to see the boys playing. Just glad to hear that there are people out there who enjoy them and aren't annoyed by their antics!

Here it comes!

The Dodgers arrive

In honor of Uncle Jeff

In honor of Grandpa M.

Happy Memorial Day!

Thank you to Kevin who took the boys early in the morning to the parade so that I could rest after a night of battling a toddler and a not-yet-born baby. I am spoiled!

Kevin tried to translate to the boys what "Memorial Day" means, but how do you explain what "veterans" are, and will they understand what "war" means? I guess for this age group you talk about having pride in being an American, thankful to all of those who came before us. I think they liked to see the big vehicles and having bits of candy thrown at them.

Later, we headed over to Grandma and Grandpa's where they were able to swim for a little bit, even though no one else wanted to join them in the pool. Too much rain and not enough sun. The bright spot in the day was that after a 2 1/2 hour rain delay the Reds got a win against the Indians, leading the Ohio Cup 2-1!

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