Memorial Day - a day to remember our soldiers fighting over seas, and those who have passed on. It is also a day to remember our own loved ones who have passed on. Living where we do now, I am close enough to visit my grandfathers grave site. He died before I was born, and I wish I could have met him. I don't know much about him, other than he was a farmer, and a hard worker. There are times while I am taking care of my grandma that I wish I could've met the man she loved. I feel very grateful that I have the opportunity to at least visit his grave site, and tell the little I know to my children.
We cut some of the Iris's in our front yard to take with us, and off we went. It's been a long time since I've been there, so I had to go off memory, and my mom's directions. Of course we woke up to snow this morning too, so I left the family in the car while I went on my search. Once I found it, I headed back to the car to get the kids out. I brought one flower for each of them to lay.
Then because of the weather we went and saw Kung Fu Panda 2. I know not the most educational way of spending our day, but it was cold outside. Then we had some friends over for a traditional Memorial Day BBQ, and the sun came out. It's amazing what you can get kids do to if they think it's a game -
Our original plan for the day was to do yard work, but the weather wasn't really cooperating. So when we had 7 kids at our house,the sun out, and a shovel for each, the yard work became play! I think we got maybe 5 loads moved over!
I hope you all had a memorable Memorial Day, and took time to teach your children about our brave men and women who fight and die to give us the freedoms we enjoy!