My friend and neighbor Jenn and I loaded up the kids and took them out on State Highway 66 between 2:30 and 3:30 today to wait in the 99 degree weather during nap time because a fallen soldier from Rockwall was coming through on his way to Rest Haven. We defiantly wanted to show our support.
It was about 45 minutes before we saw the motorcade but the kids did a nice job of waiting. Before we came up to the street I explained to Caitlyn about soldiers, wars, respect, honor and many more questions. It took so long to explain it all to her because I was trying not to choke up. She has such a hard time with death (Gigi and Chauncey). She did really well about that but cried because of the fear of loud noises of the motorcycles when the motorcade actually took place.
About 5 minutes before the motorcade got to us a man pulled up and joined us. He was so nice and took pictures. It was so helpful, considering we had our hands full with our little guys.
Brent made me so proud and waved his flag so sweetly. It was a life changing event to honor Jerod Osborne. He was just 20 years old. Just a boy. He was killed by a roadside bomb while serving as a U.S. Army combat medic in Afghanistan. It is truly amazing to see what our fallen military receive and deserve.
We had a blast at Hawaiian Falls again today. I remembered my camera today!
Brent finally got brave enough to go on this slide. Last time he was aiming for it and the big bucket of water dumped and he would have nothing to do with it.
We came home tired and unfortunately a bit burned under the eyes. I forgot to reapply sunscreen. I can't stand when I forget to do that. We usually only last about an hour at our pool but we will go for about 3-4 hours at the water park. Big difference. Anyway, nothing better than a long nap after a day spent in the water!
Bedtime can be cuddly, full of giggles or just flat out miserable and with tons of protesting. Tonight was a night full of giggling.
We started the evening brushing teeth and jumping all over the bathroom. Then Brent and I hid from Caitlyn in bed. It was so cute because he would say, "Shhh!" and then start giggling like crazy.
Caitlyn finally picked out a book to read and then we got busy reading. It was a dictionary book I'd had since my childhood. Brent would listen, think about it, then stop me by putting his hand on my cheek and say, "Mom, let me tell you something." He would be back a couple of words wanting to add his thoughts. I would say yes or the correct response and get back to where we were in the book.
This kept going on to the point that I was tickled and Caitlyn was ticked. I had to add in "Brent be quiet, just listen." To which he would reply in a whisper voice, "Okay, I'll listen." Then the cycle would start again.
Caitlyn's response in all this, "Mom, put him to bed. Put him up!"
How could I get mad when he was patting my face so sweetly?