This was supposed to go up on, you know, Memorial Day. But it didn’t. Clearly this is WP’s fault and has nothing to do with user error on my part. Clearly. Right?
Happy Memorial Day. It’s such a weird phrase right? Happy day of honoring those who died in service to ensure we could have BBQ and picnics and parades. On one hand I truly believe the best way to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice is to do just that…partake in the very American way of life they died to protect. Wave the flags and enjoy the day. Yet, yet…it’s not a happy day.
This year, like last, we attended the PBS Memorial Day Concert on the lawn at the Capitol and it is times like these that I feel really grateful to live in the DC Area. If you ever have the chance to attend this live, do. One of the most moving sections was Charles Durning who passed away on Christmas Eve of last year, was featured in a a video diary of sorts speaking about D-Day. He stormed the beach, and I hope they put it on youtube ASAP because it was incredibly moving and should be required viewing when learning about World War two.
Of course we brought munchies and snacks and enjoyed the beautiful music. This was a very somber concert. Some years are very YAY! America! But this was truly a somber and moving experience. Twenty two soldiers and veterans commit suicide a day. Twenty two. I learned that at the concert. We must do something about this statistic, we must find a better way to support our veterans and soldiers; the ones who are willing to face such unspeakable situations for US. Twenty two is twenty two too many.
Bob-Bob and Boss stand and clap for the Army anthem
I held my babies close, one in his favorite puffy vest and one in his favorite Batman hoodie and thanked God for my good fortune to be born in America. Then I prayed that neither of my babies should ever have to go to war. That your babies never have to go to war.
Bless our soldiers, here there and everywhere. It’s an incredible thing they do, risking their lives to protect us.
At the end of the night, the location of Batman’s secret lair and drink of choice were revealed.
Friday. Deep breath. I unplugged this week and just played with my kids. I mean, I didn’t unplug completely…twitter and FB exempt here and there but I even left my phone behind and took my little monkeys out and about. We went to playgrounds, we painted, we bounced on the bed and we even braved Ikea. Twice. But after the horrible tornado in OK I just wanted to squeeze then close non stop. So I did. Once whilst I was getting my squeeze on The Boss he called out “Mama Mia! Mama Mia! Mama Mia let me go!” and I laughed so hard I am certain had I not had c-sections I might have wet myself. That kid! He kills me.
Slow down time!
He has graduated Preschool and next year will be in Pre-K and I suddenly feel like time is just moving faster and faster and faster… His school had a Circus theme this year and he proudly stood up and said his full name. It’s a good thing I was sitting down, because I would have swooned myself unconscious otherwise.
After graduation I took them to the playground and they ran themselves ragged then we all got pizza with our friends. An A+ day for sure!
#1 So, it may or may not be common knowledge that I am a bit of a beauty product whore. Okay, it’s known. Listen, I am fighting time for all that it is worth! Last week I went to a book launch party at Denise Sharpe hair salon for some yummy wine and Lost In Suburbia (which I am halfway through and it is hilarious and all too relate-able) Anyway, Theraderm was there and they had a massive gift basket for a giveaway. When it came time for the drawing I assured everyone I wouldn’t tackle them and steal it, I wanted this skin care system THAT BAD that it had indeed crossed my mind. I never win ANYTHING, but I won!
It’s been a little over a week and I am loving it so far. You guys? My sun damage spot is lighter! It’s incredible. It’s a little pricey, $150 for the starter kit. Would I just drop that much on a starter? I’m not sure, but will I reorder? It’s highly likely. My favorite is the peptide moisturizer. I want to bathe in it. I did a little research and it take 4-12 weeks for peptides to really work, but the fine lines around my eyes are shall we say, finer? I’ll update on the progress in a few weeks, but so far so good.
#2 my baby got a baby. A batter grip and I am in love.
#3 This picture of Huckleberry. I could stare at it all day. He turns two on the 4th and I feel like time is slipping right through my fingers. Everyday he is bigger and stronger and less a baby; more a kid. He points to the Beatles and says “Bee-ullz” and lest you wonder, he will walk up to you, eyes twinkling with glee and announce “I poo!” And he has.
Have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy Memorial Day, we are heading to the Capitol for the concert on the grass. Here’s hoping it doesn’t get rained out. Again.