Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sibling Reunion

My brother, my sister, and I all live within driving distance of each other. I get to see my sister and my sister-in-law pretty frequently, but my brother has been really busy with optometry school so is usually a no show. When he let us know that he had only one week off for the next year, Robyn and I jumped on an opportunity to have a small reunion/cousin fest. We rode the train to Washington D.C. to see the Museum of Natural History. We brought a picnic lunch and ate on the Mall lawn. The kids did pretty well considering the heat and the amount of walking involved. They napped pretty hard on the Metro going back. There was game night, a barbeque, and of course, endless cousin fun. It was good times and thanks to Robyn for being a gracious hostess. I hope we can all meet up again before Darrin and his family move back West.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Play Ball!

We went to a minor league baseball game on Saturday. They had a ceremony honoring the military for Armed Forces Day. Sean got to stand on the baseline for the National Anthem. William loved his first baseball game. There was a kids zone full of inflatable slides, bounce houses, and a tot lot. I'm not a baseball fan, in fact, I think it's boring to watch, but they did a good job keeping the crowd entertained in between innings. As long as we kept the popcorn, giant pretzel, hot dog, nachos and soda plentiful, William was in heaven. He couldn't wait to call his cousin, Ryan to tell him all about his first baseball game.

Our view from the cheap seats
Armed Forces Day

Rascal the mascot
He liked William
Kids Zone

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Armed Forces Day

I think the best part about living in the East (at least in the areas we've lived) is the overwhelming support for the military. If we are out and Sean is wearing one of his Navy shirts or his uniform, often we will have strangers come up and thank him for his service. It makes him shy, but I love it. I am so proud to have a husband who serves his country (and the way he looks in uniform doesn't hurt either!).

Yesterday was Armed Forces Day, a day I never knew existed while living in California. There was a big festival at City Island in Harrisburg. All the military branches were there with their coolest equipment. The public was free to go inside giant helicopters, climb inside armored tanks, check out the robot drones in action, and sit in the driver's seat of an Army Hum-V. It was little boy heaven. We all had a great time.
City Park Train
On top of a tank
Driving a Hum-V
Drone Robot (Johnny 5)
Piloting a helicopter
Happy Armed Forces Day!
My sunglasses boys

Friday, May 7, 2010

Chicago Girls Weekend

I had the BEST weekend with my roommates from BYU. We decided to go to Chicago because it would be a new experience to all of us. We stayed in a downtown hotel and could basically walk everywhere we needed to go. We had a tour boat ride, shopped the Magnificent Mile, ate at famous restaurants, saw a musical, had fancy high tea at The Drake Hotel, laughed at the Second City Comedy Club and relaxed all weekend. It was such a great getaway. I can't wait for our next reunion.

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