In between raindrops and horrible storms we managed to spend some fun time outside. When the sun finally came out for good on Sunday evening I think the whole area woke up. There were people everywhere we went and it was such a good sight. Rain, please go away. It has been devastating and so horribly sad. We need no more of you for now!
With the sun shining, we went to the pool and the park. We took a fun walk to get a treat. We honored the fallen by attending a ceremony at the Fallen Warriors Memorial. That was the most important part of our weekend. And, man did that lead to come interesting dinner conversation tonight. I am so thankful my kiddos are interested in history and love this country!
Pentecost Sunday was yesterday and I was so inspired by the sermon. I can't wait to share that later this week! Emma was with her BFF at her church and Drew was still recovering from what has ailed him the past two weeks. So, it was just me and these cute three!
A little pool time was had yesterday and today. Today was a much nicer and we could play for longer. Jonah, always being cold, needed to snuggle with me. I was in no way cold, but I let him snuggle since he is so cute!
We had dinner last night at Collins Park. I needed to be outside and so did all the kiddos. They had a blast playing and running. To make the night even more enjoyable we walked to Raos for some gelato! Yum!!
|This is a favorite park because they can also walk on wooded trails|
|Our 5th child Ashlynn was with us|
|Jake and Elwood with the kiddos|
|Emma snapped this gem of my sweaty self|
This was the first time we had been to the memorial. I have driven past it tons, but have not taken the time to visit it. It is beautiful, peaceful, and respectful of those who served. I was super proud of the all the kiddos. They were very respectful. We were there for the 3pm moment of silence and playing of Taps. Well, to say that was emotional for me would be an understatement. It was quite powerful and made a big impression of Emma, Jonah, Samuel, and Elena.
|Emma's favorite quote and thing she really remembered|
|Diego, Enzo, Samuel, and Jonah|
|Elena decided to make a card for the soldiers...melted my heart!|
|Samuel said the boot and gun was something he would always remember|
I am so thankful others are so filled with courage and bravery that I could enjoy this weekend and all the other blessings in my life with my family. They and their families are forever amazing!
|We are just a little bit patriotic at our house|