Decoration Day

In an event similar to ones involving countless Scout groups across the country this past weekend, many of our local Boy Scouts met at the Fort Sam Houston Cemetery for the annual Flags at Fort Sam in honor of Memorial Day.

The Memorial Day holiday takes place on the last Monday of May. This holiday commemorates United States service men and women who died in military service for their country. The holiday, originally called Decoration Day, is traditionally marked by parades, memorial speeches and ceremonies, and the decoration of graves with flowers and flags, hence the original name.

Boy Scouts were invited to participate with the placement of flags on the gravesites of veterans and their dependents. For Mr. Smarty Pants and 5 others from his Cub Scout Pack it was their first opportunity to participate and they all seemed to really enjoy it, even though it was very VERY hot that day!

I was surprised at how much they wanted to learn about the veterans; reading about where they were from, what conflict(s) they had been in, etc. A few of the cubs(brothers) had a great grandfather buried in the cemetery as well.

I'm so proud of Mr. Smarty Pants! :o)


Fairies, Tutus and Bows OH MY!

I know I know, seems like ages since I posted last. I really need to catch up but for today at least I wanted to share a really fun and girly giveaway by Dawn of Pink with Sparkles:

I love fairies, tutus and bows and Bambina Ballerina has it all! Do you have a little princess who has tons of bows but no place to keep them? Then here is the ultimate girly accessory!

Want one of these gorgeous bowholders? Then head on over to Dawn's blog where she's giving away one $30 Gift Certificate to Bambina Ballerina AND one Bambina Ballerina bowholder! This giveaway ends May 29th at noon EST so enter soon and your little princess will thank you. :o)