Sunday, May 25, 2008

Can we rock out, Dad?

Ok, so despite all the orthopedic problems it's caused ... we still love to play Rock Band! And Zach loves to "play" too!

So when Sam plays Rock Band guitar, he gives Zach one of the Guitar Hero guitars and let's him "rock out" (as Zach says!!) and let's him "THINK" he's playing with Dad. (Though he's catching on that he's not really playing, which is disturbing that he's actually THAT smart at 3 years old!!! LOL)

Here's a couple of cute photos! Rock on Zach....Maybe you'll be the next American Idol....yeah! More like I'm going to have to take my four year old to my orthopedic and ask for a shot in HIS elbow for GUITAR HERO tendinitis! LOLLLLL!!!

This is Zach "Rocking Out" to "Flirting with Disaster"!

Hope you all have a great night...I'm off to bed. We went to the YMCA today to play in their new SPLASH Zone! The kids LOVED it!!! I'll post some pictures tomorrow when I'm not COMPLETELY worn out! We're going to head to the beach first thing in the morning to let them play in the sand so I'll do the entire "weekend events" in one shot. Plus, I just watched P.S. I Love You - and Okay ladies, if you haven't seen this movie.............Can I just say, get a bottle of wine, get the Kleenex, 'cause you're gonna have a GOOD old fashioned cry. I think I cried .....oh just about *most* of the movie. (I bet if Sam commented here he might interject it was the entire movie.) I love movies that just let you get your cry out once in awhile!!!!!!

Enjoy your day off tomorrow and most of all remember why you HAVE the day off! It's not for the great sales, the b-b-q's and the beer! It's a day to remember all the fallen members of our military who have defended our country for us.

Traditional observance of Memorial day has diminished over the years. Many Americans nowadays have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At many cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are increasingly ignored and neglected. Most people no longer remember the proper flag etiquette for the day. While there are towns and cities that still hold Memorial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades. Some people think the day is for honoring any and all dead, and not just those fallen in service to our country.
There are a few notable exceptions. Since the late 50's on the Thursday before Memorial Day, the 1,200 soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry place small American flags at each of the more than 260,000 gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery. They then patrol 24 hours a day during the weekend to ensure that each flag remains standing. To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the "
National Moment of Remembrance" resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans "To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence.

Tomorrow, at 3:00, if you can, please observe a moment of silence to remember our fallen soldiers. Remember, these ladies and gentleman have given their lives in exchange for yours.



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