Memorial Day weekend was a good one this year. I always enjoy the long weekends, as many do I'm sure. Time we can spend together as a family is really important to me. We know that Memorial Day isn't about just putting up the flags and having a cookout. Although we do take part in all those things. We also made this year the year that we taught Scarlett what the holiday truly means. We took her to the Saratoga Battle Field this year. She enjoyed learning about the battle that went down there and what a huge role it played in history. I must admit that even I didn't know how important this battle was to the United States. I learned a few things myself. The only part that neither of the kids were fond of was the canon re-enactment.....Maxwell was scared and Scarlett was afraid they were going to kill some birds...lol.
The rest of the weekend was a time to enjoy ourselves. Scarlett insisted that we wear red, white and blue necklaces most of the weekend. We spent a lot of time in the pool and had a small, low key cook-out too. We have been wanting to buy a pull behind trailer for the bikes since Scarlett was little. This weekend we finally made a spur of the moment stop at Dick's Sporting Goods and bought one. It was a hit with the kids! Scarlett and Maxwell were fast asleep at the end of the very first bike ride. They enjoyed it so much that we took a couple of rides that weekend. We also went out into the city to have some dinner. It was SO hot that day that we actually ate inside, believe it or not. All in all, we had a good time and enjoyed our extra time together with Ty. As I say, another one to go down in the memory books. I hope you all enjoyed your weekend as well.