You've got to see how beautiful my kids were for Easter.
We went to visit the fam down in Ft. Stewart and as always the kids had a ball.
Of course we dyed eggs. Of course we hunted eggs.
On the way home, I stopped at a place on Ft. Stewart where they honor the fallen soldiers. At first I was a little apprehensive about taking the kids there, thinking it might scare them since their own dad is in the same place that many of those brave soldiers lost their lives.
But as we walked and read the names and looked at the things that the families and friends had left under those trees in remembrance of that soldier, we talked about the sacrifice that was made and why it is so important to remember what their own father is in Iraq now. It did sadden them a little.
But they really enjoyed being able to talk about the soldiers, see the things they they loved and the things that may have been important to them that people left under those trees. Kids left their toys, there were pictures, stones, and teddy bears.
Some had left things that symbolized what the soldier's loved like model motorcycles, chewing tobacco, and an amplifier. I think it really gave a face to those soldiers and gave the kids a sense of understanding of what Iraqi Freedom means.
So now it's spring break. Around these parts, that means Master's! It's sure to be busy around here. I'll be keeping the kids busy with all kinds of activities, but not until we get this house in order! So off I go to play drill sergeant and get these kids up and the house in shape! Yes, they are CLEANING on spring break! Mean mommy! LOL!