I know the title of this post doesn't exactly sound exciting, but it is what Luke and I did this past Thursday evening -- right before Memorial Day weekend.
This particular cemetery is east of the little town of Moundridge, KS. It's not too far from where we live. Three of my grandparents are buried there -- as well as quite a few other distant relatives. My only living grandparent will be buried there someday, next to my grandfather.
My parents were heading out to Colorado for this week; therefore, they were visiting the cemetery early. So, Luke and I did with them.
However, Luke and I got there before they did....
Luke carried around an American flag at the cemetery....I think that's great. Luke now recognizes our country's flag anywhere. Marc and I definitely want him to understand the importance of our flag and to appreciate our great country! We do NOT want Luke to take the flag for granted.
I certainly don't want to come across as being tacky, but I had a beach ball in our vehicle. Since we ended up waiting on my parents a little longer than planned, the beach ball definitely kept Luke entertained....
But, snacks also entertain a 22 month-old while waiting on his grandparents....
And, so does "picking" at a tree (and no, Luke did NOT ruin this tree)....And yes, that is Luke's blanket on the ground. He thought he just had to have it with him -- even at the cemetery.
Finally, my parents arrived with a bunch of flowers to put around some graves.
These flowers behind this tombstone were actually planted by my mom in 2001 -- the year my grandmother passed away....They look this PRETTY each and every spring.
Since the main purpose of this past weekend was to honor those who gave their lives for our country, I am always proud and thankful for my grandfather who served in World War II (even though he didn't lose his life in the war).
I'm glad the American Legion places these around those who served.
Also, American flags are generally placed next to the tombstones of those who served. However, because we were there before Memorial Day weekend, they weren't out there just yet.
**SOOOOO, definitely, my overall message in this post is to personally thank those who have served in the armed forces for our country. Honestly, I grew up not fully appreciating that. But, I do now, and boy, am I ever thankful!
And, just for fun...Here's one last photo!
Luke and my dad (whom Luke calls "Ah-Bah") have pretty much become best buddies. Luke LOVES to be around my dad.
So, needless to say, he was closely following my dad around the cemetery. It was really quite cute.
It amazes me how obedient Luke is with my dad. My dad was heading over to some water to "give the flowers a drink" before they were placed next to tombstones.
My dad didn't want Luke in the water. So, he told Luke to "Stand back and wait" while he watered the flowers.
Luke obeyed and did just that :) It was cute to watch!
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