A week ago my oldest son Ethan came home with a very fun surprise. They did a podcast segment at school about Heroes. He was so excited for us to hear his. Most of the other kids talked about their parents so I was getting ready to hear the words My dad is my hero but instead he said my Uncle Clint is my hero. I was so thrilled and got chocked up as well. I tried so hard to get just his segment downloaded but it was impossible. He talked about how special Clint is to our family, that his middle name is Clint, that we watch the news clippings and his funeral on DVD to remember him, and he even did research online to see how he died and the exact date he was killed. It is so sweet! After we listened I told him that his 9 year anniversary is coming up and we should do something special. He said he wanted to make cookies and share them with his class. He is so my kid, always thinking treats!!
After Clint died I will never look at the flag the same. He taught our family how to take proper care and have respect for the flag. I have never seen more flags flown in someones honor. There were hundreds of them lining the streets on the day of his funeral. It was awe inspiring watching the soldiers carefully fold the flag that draped his coffin. There wasn't a single wrinkle. Ethan loves watching this on the video and knows now that the flag is so much more than beautiful colors representing states and colonies.
The only way we know how to say thanks is with a treat and a card.
1 box yellow cake mix
1/4 cup oil
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups crushed Butterfinger candy bar
Mix everything but candy bars for 2 minutes. Add 1 cup candy bars. Bake 350 for about 15 minutes. Cool. Frost with my favorite chocolate frosting. Sprinkle with remaining crushed Butterfinger.
here for the recipe.
I topped them with these firetruck chocolates. I know they are childish but these cupcakes needed some color.
Thank you hometown heroes for spending time with us today!
*Thanks Mindi and Jill for all your help with these.
* I hope I didn't bore you with this post. I wish I was better with my words but I love talking about my hero. Thanks for listening.