Sunday, April 27, 2014

Air Show

We went to the Air Force show two years ago and were disappointed that it was canceled last year.  Thankfully this year it was back! Due to the fact that Harrison hates the car and we knew the traffic was going to be bad, we got a babysitter and just took James. It was also a good opportunity for us to spend some one on one time with him.

They had these huge jump houses. I was shocked that James went to the top of this big one.

My mind can't quite wrap around the magnitude of what these planes can do and how much they cost. It is mind boggling to be on something that cost hundreds of millions of dollars!

I was trying to get a picture to show how big the plane was in comparison to James and Ryan

We waited FOREVER to get a chance to go up into the cockpit.  James thought he was pretty cool to get to meet the pilot and mess with all the knobs and gadgets.  

And for fun, a flashback to two years prior at the airshow

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Field Day

I will be the first to admit it (even though it makes me sound like a slack parent) but one of the things I love the most about James' preschool is that it is so low key. It doesn't do tons of over the top activities and I like that. It doesn't take much to make a bunch of 3 and 4 year olds excited.  The school's field day was a perfect example of this. Simple, short, but lots of fun for the kids.

James was on the red team

Egg and spoon race 

Group hug

Harrison was not too impressed

Juice and snow cones afterwards

Harrison really wanted to be a part of the group

He found a new best friend in Amanda who shared with him 

Everyone got a first place ribbon

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter 2014

Easter has been a holiday where we have done all sorts of things during our time in residency.  The first year Ryan was on overnight weekend call so I went to church alone and then brought him a sub from Subway and ate with him in the call room. Not your typical Easter lunch! Another year while he was working I took James home to celebrate in NC.  Last year we were both in NC while job hunting.  This year we were in Shreveport but he actually wasn't working. It was nice to get to spend some time with just our little family but to quote Ryan, "This is hopefully the last holiday that we will have to spend alone and lonely for many years to come." 

Harrison and I started Easter with him being up at 3:30 for the day.  Please child learn to sleep. You are wearing your Mama out!  I didn't get very many pictures of the kids and their Easter baskets because I was delirious from exhaustion. 

We don't believe in doing big gifts for Easter. I need to figure out what to tell the kids because soon they are going to notice. A lot of kids get more from the Easter bunny than my kids get for Christmas! 
 We attempted to get some photos before church. 

The only one where both kids are kind of looking 

Harrison decided that he REALLY needed to taste the flowers...
 After church we played on the playground and then went out for Chinese.  Once again not your typical Easter cuisine!

Selfie at the church 
I tried to get a picture of the kids beside the pretty cross. James kept doing this with his arms. When I tried to convince him to put his arms down and smile pretty he said, "Mommy, I'm trying to be like Jesus on the cross!"

We always request a table by the fish tank
I really wanted to get a picture of James and his Easter bucket (Which was $2.50 at Target. One day they will get real baskets) 
 This was the outfit James wore in David and Greer's wedding. I had to get at least one more wear out of it.  We agreed that this was the last time for knee socks. :) 

Typical James when I asked him to do one picture not being silly. 

And then he started doing a silly, strange dance. 

Silly boy! 

And then the opposite extreme: a very serious bunny who does not see the humor in being a part of our family, lol. 

That afternoon we played outside and then had the on-call resident and his family over to grill out.  It ended up being a really fun afternoon! 

Let me kiss those cheeks! 

Perfect afternoon for play doh

Before long both boys were looking like this! At least they were happy and content.