Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day friends!

How is your day going so far?  
We got up a little late this morning and had to rush a bit to wash up and get ready for the little Memorial Day Parade that our fair city hosts each year! 
Even Bailey needed to get read to go to her first parade!

The children dressed in their best 'red, white and blue' and put a patriotic bandanna on Bailey too!

She didn't mind the marching Veterans or the funny vehicles that went on by, but the Marching Band was quite another story!  Poor Bailey was terrified and scooted out of her full body harness ( her nick name should be Houdini!) and high tailed it back to the van!  It was a bit scary for us, but thankfully the streets were quiet for the parade, and she eventually came to the children!  She has not been trained to come on command outside yet - we are going to work on that this summer for sure!

We enjoyed the rest of the parade holding our calmer, but tired out dog very closely.  No more marching bands thankfully.  Then we headed home! Something about a parade can make a family hungry!
We enjoyed our brunch of fresh strawberries from the garden, french toast and bacon.  

There is always lots to do outside on such a nice sunny day - the guys are tackling some dead tree limbs that fell in the last wind storm and Dreamer and I are working on weeding.

We're planning a little picnic for later - though quite likely just in the backyard since most of the parks are crowded with family reunions and the shelters are reserved for the day. We'll see.  The fridge is stocked with lots of good things to eat - pasta salad and potato salad included!  I think I might put a hot fudge cake in the oven for later too!

I do hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend! In whatever you are doing, even if you are working hard or not doing quite what you'd hoped to be doing,  I hope that you are reminded of the blessing of living in a free country, founded on godly principles, and fought for by valiant men and women, our Veterans!

We are truly blessed!


  1. AnonymousMay 31, 2010

    Such a nice explanation of your day! i LOVE the retro pictures you have used. When i was a young child, I found some of my mothers old readers from Catholic school in the 40-s and 50's and these pictures brought back some lovely memories...especially the way the books smelled while I read them lounging on a couch. These days go by so quickly and I think it is a wonderful thing to keep a record of them to remind of us those good times! Enjoy the week!

  2. AnonymousJune 01, 2010

    Good job honey.
    We have had sun now for 5 days or more so are ookking for rain
    Love you all big bunches..
    Dad aka Heffalump

  3. I like your vintage pictures! They remind me of the old school readers//-+
    Sorry, the cat just climbed up on the laptop!
    Anyway, the pictures reminded me of the old pre-primers - a red one, a blue one, and a green one - which I used for my kids when teaching them how to read.

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  5. What charming illustrations you used in your post! Sounds like a good day!


  6. Love your vintage pictures. Have a great weekend!


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