happy memorial day!

I know I've mentioned it a time or a hundred but having a photographer as a sister-in-law is pretty fantastic. I was standing right beside her when she took the below photo and you can see here her's and my shotty one down the page a bit and it's so very  nice, her skill. So thank you to her!

As we have done the past three years on Memorial Day we went to the parade our little town hosts. It's small and it's tame but it is nice and close and a great time for the little ones. A few fire trucks. Some servicemen and women... the high school band and candy, just your basic parade. David counted the trucks as they went on by... Letty had her daily fall on those concrete parking lot things she was using as a balance beam... And Dominic watched safely from his father's arms.  After the parade we congregated back at my parents for a bbq and some kiddie pool time, but not before torturing the children by attempting what we thought would be adorable photo shoots. David says no. Lena says no. David REALLY says no. But the ending results were pretty humorous. Once the stress had worn off. And the wine had started working it's magic...