Thursday, July 29, 2010

William's First Campout

These pictures are from a while back but I thought it was worth posting.  We went to Deer Run Park which is about 40 minutes south of us and near the Appalachian Trail.  It was a good campsite for a 3 year old.  It had a large grassy field for softball, soccer, running around, etc.  It had a surprisingly clean swimming pool and hot tub, showers and bathrooms, a snack bar, a huge playground, duck/fishing pond, game room, and tattoo parlor (!).  Being pregnant, I was very uncomfortable and didn't sleep well at all but Sean and William had a blast.  Next time, maybe it should be a male bonding experience rather than family time.

Setting up camp
Our huge tent that was just big enough
Sean's scouting skills coming in handy
Roasting hot dogs for dinner
I was not the happiest camper!
William's face painting from the tattoo parlor
Watching the campfire
The huge playground was awesome
Feeding the fish

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cow Appreciation Day!

I know this is very late but Sean has been out of town with the laptop (and my pictures!)  We've been out to visit him so now I can do some updating.

Chick-Fil-A is my all time favorite fast food place.  They are clean and friendly and always have fun promotions.  For Cow Appreciation Day (because they only serve chicken there!), free meals were offered for anyone who dressed up like a cow.  We got all cow-ed up and got us some free chicken sandwich meals.  Yum!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Independence Day (Better Late Than Never!)

We had an awesome 4th of July shin-dig with the Candlands and their friends, and my dad.  We drove out to The Plains, Virginia.  Peter's friend had rented out a VIP spot at the field where the fireworks show was.  We had sandwiches, pizza, popcorn chicken, fruit, spinach dip and lots of sweets for treats.  While we waited, there was a helicopter air show, rocket demos, a small polo match, and a GIANT field sprinkler to run through.  It was good times.  The fireworks were great, even though the music was not in sync.  The only bummer of the night was trying to get out of the maze of thousands of cars waiting to get out of one exit.  It took us over an hour to get out of that parking lot!

After running through the sprinkler
       Chillin' out while waiting for the show.
Sean and my dad
Sean, William, and Ryan

Friday, July 9, 2010

Postponing Our Independence Day Post

I can't post our awesome 4th of July weekend just yet.  Our lazy laptop (which gets only about 10 minutes battery life!) has pooped out and we had to order a new power cord for it.  It should be here by next week.  Oh, and it pooped just as I finished uploading all of my pictures (200+) and erasing them from my camera so no uploading them to the desktop.  More posts to come like:

Family Camp Out
Independence Day Extravaganza
Dress Like a Cow for Free Chick-Fil--A Food
Sean's Wetting Down ("Wetting Down" is a traditional Navy party you throw when you go up in rank.  He'll be a full Lieutenant)