Thursday, August 12, 2010

2010 Progress Days Parade

So I took the kiddos to the Soldotna Days Progress Parade at the end of July. We had a great vantage point from the sidewalk in front of Chris' office.

My folks joined us and we set up camp chairs and I opened up the back of my Jeep in case the rain came.
The kids enjoyed cotton candy and being with their Grandpa and Grandma. It wasn't a very nice day but at least the rain held off until the parade was over.

Chris turns 37!

So Chris turned 37 on July 27th. We had a quiet birthday for him and these were the only two shots I got. It was kind of funny because when he got home I asked him how it felt to be 37. He got all excited and I couldn't figure out why! (He explained that he had been bummed all day at work because he thought he was turning 38.) What difference one year makes, I don't know. I guess maybe 'cause it's that much closer to the big 4-0. Can it be...we are that old? Sure doesn't feel like it. What a goof!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Airshow Fun!

So we spent last Sunday up in Anchorage at the Air Show that was held at Elmendorf Air Force Base. We thought that Thomas would really like seeing all the planes as we had taken him when it was here the last time and he was only 3, not quite old enough to truly get into it. But he didn't really seem to care. Beka was more interested in walking around and looking inside a few planes, although neither was fascinated by the flying displays.

They were happier playing and running around with my friends kids, who are all around the same age range. Add in some popcorn, fruit smoothies, hamburgers and soda's...what, we came to watch the planes? What the heck! Ha, ha.....

But I did get a few good the one of Fat Albert and the circles from the propellers. Still don't know how I got the shot! Trust me, Chris has asked me several times.

And my sister and I laughed at how Jazmyne looked like Shrek with these ear plugs sticking out. Okay, so maybe she is cuter than Shrek...but she still made us laugh!

So you might ask, where was the fun for us adults? I'd say the highlight of the show (and I'm being very sarcastic) was waiting in the car for an hour, wedged in line waiting to get out of the stinkin' parking "lot"! Seriously....we sat for an hour before we were able to get moving to get out. UGH!!! Try that with two tired, hungry was LOADS of fun! Too bad I didn't get a picture of that!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Soccer Season is officially over

I think that I'm glad that the 2010 Boys & Girls Club Outdoor Soccer season is over. Thomas did really well this year, was much more of a go-getter and had better control over the ball, probably thanks to the soccer camp he attended earlier this summer. So Saturday was Jamboree, where the teams play 2 final "short" games and then get their awards. Total, he ended up scoring 3 goals this year, during 3 separate games and his team the Tie Dyes lost only one game, the first game of their Jamboree! But they bounced back and won the second game and had a great season!