We go to the park at least once a week and I let Lorelei crawl around the gazebo normally. This past week we were hanging out at the smaller play area and the baby swings were full, so I decided to let Lorelei crawl around the equipment instead.
She loved it!
I just love her little hands and I was trying to capture a picture of our hands together when she spit up right when I took it!
This past Friday was Veteran’s Day and Franklin has a parade in honor. Noah was out of school, so the kids, my mom and I headed downtown (in 30 degree weather again) to check it out.
It started with someone playing the bagpipes, customary it seems, and was followed by random vehicles and about six boyscout troops. It was actually pretty good. Over in about ten minutes and then there was a ceremony at the “pickin’ square” gazebo. (This town really enjoys its gazebos.) My mom wanted to watch at least some of the ceremony, but I knew the kids wouldn’t last. We still have Floridian blood! We stayed a few minutes to hear a prayer and what was supposed to be the National Anthem, but there was some technical difficulties. They finally just said, “why don’t we all sing together?”, and so we did. It was lovely. I think it was the most patriotic thing we could have done. It is wonderful to hear a talented person sing our Anthem, but for a group of random citizens to lift their voices in honor of those who have fought for our country, it was very unifying. I was so surprised to hear a heartfelt prayer beforehand. Not a “Lord bless the troops and the Vets, blah, blah, blah”, but a “bring the Holy Ghost” fervent prayer. This was not a Christian meeting, but a public one, and made me wonder when I turned into such an equal rights activist? On one hand I was appalled and on the other thankful for such a prayer.
It was a nice morning, albeit freezing, at least I finally got to wear the hat I knitted more than a year ago!