We've had a busy weekend full of family fun this weekend. We went to Bismarck to go to the zoo on Friday (it's much larger than the Minot one, with more room for the animals). Saturday we spent the night in a hotel with a pool with two waterslides so we could go swimming. I think Elliott ended up going down the slides about 200 times. lol We were at the pool for about 5.5 hours Saturday and then Elliott and Carl went back for another hour Sunday morning while I was getting ready for church. Yesterday after church, a couple from our church invited everyone to their house for lunch. Elliott finally played with the other kids from our church and had a blast. Right now Carl is outside grilling.
We have had a great weekend, but we are also taking the time to remember why Memorial Day is a holiday. As a military family, it hits close to home. We don't personally have any close friends that have been killed in action, but it's easy to see that it could happen. And people that are willing to give their lives for us deserve all the respect and admiration that they get, and even more. Memorial Day is such an important holiday to teach children about. We've talked about it several times with Elliott this weekend, and I think he really gets it now.