Call me narcissist if you must but this blog is all about ME. I have another blog about my kids, whom I love and adore writing about. But I was Nicole a long time before I was mom and I don't intend to give up being Nicole overnight.
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Friday, November 12, 2010
We Honor You
First I read to the kids about the history of the holiday. Then we watched a couple of clips about it on the History Channel's website. We also watched a Youtube video showing the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider.
At 11:00 am we observed a minute of silence.
And then I let them color for a while.
Then I taught them a song that we recorded and sent to their Grandfather and Great-grandfather to honor them on this important day.
Of course, I don't like to do things half way so I also took a bunch of pictures of the kids with flags.
I had every intention of editing the pictures over the top of them singing to make a cute little Veteran's Day salute. But my iphone captures video in .mov format. And use a PC. Which doen't play nicely with .mov. I downloaded a few file converter programs but after about 3 hours I was frustrated and gave up on the whole project and took the kids to a Veteran's Day concert instead.
I'm not sure if my kids totally understand yet, but I hope it's a start.
Glory, Glory Hallelujah