The service was a little too long for my kiddos but overall, they did well. What freedom is Mac celebrating? Finally getting out of the stroller!
The gun salute and the canons firing were a bit abrupt and loud for my boys, but they managed. About ten seconds after it was over, Mac's lip started quivering and he said, "Loud, momma." Yes, it was Baby, but it's all done.
The walk home didn't fair as well as the walk there. They were tired. It was significantly hotter. The slight breeze was at our backs. The "short cut" I took was actually a "long cut" and there was no shade the whole way! Oops. Considering all that, they did pretty well. We stopped once in the bit of shade we could find.
We made it home. Later Borns and Grapentines came over for a cook out and pool party. Again, we could not have ordered better weather and all eight (yes EIGHT, ranging from 8 to 1) kids played really well together and the adults could actually relax...for exactly fifteen seconds at a time!
So this Memorial Day, let's remember that all gave some but some gave all. Remember them and their ultimate sacrifice today.