Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Veteran's Day

We had a great Veteran's Day last week! Since I've been traveling so much, it was nice to have a day off in the middle of the week with the kids.
First, we had Hudson's Veteran's Day program the day before. They sang about 10 patriotic songs and even played some instruments. It was really cute. The best part was hearing them sing while all the pictures of their family members who have served in the military played on a slide show in the background. We are thankful for Big Daddy and Daddy Bill for their service!
 I have been thinking about attending the Veteran's Day parade in Birmingham with the boys for several years now and finally this year we made it happen! It's apparently one of the largest Veteran's Day parades in the country. I have memories of my mom taking us as kids and I wanted the boys to experience it too. I am so glad we went. My mom even decided to join us! Love this picture of Mom and the boys!

 It was such a beautiful day in Birmingham so we were happy to be out in it!

 The boys knew a little bit about why we celebrate Veteran's Day before the parade, but after 3 hours of parade watching and asking eight million questions, I think they are now experts! Ha!

 They will tell you that their favorite parts were the marching bands, the army trucks, and the military men that were holding their guns. Hudson has been marching and holding his "gun" like they do all week since! Harrison loved the horses and the fire trucks too! It was all really good and entertaining. So good that we had to pry the boys away after 3 hours...the parade was still going on!

Such a fun day celebrating our freedom!

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