Monday, September 22, 2008

Air Show!

We met Gramps, Grammy and Abby (Uncle Josh's girlfriend) at an airshow in West Virginia! We all dressed in red, white, and blue, and took a big family picture to send to Uncle Josh for his birthday. He's deployed right now, so we thought this would be extra special!

Our little patriots!
Tate and Naomi even got to fly in a helicopter!
Watch out up there! Tate's going to take over the wild blue yonder!
After Gramps' old fighter, the F-16, did its demonstration, we watched the traditional "Heritage Flight." How amazing to see the P-51, an old fighter from WWII, fly alongside the fighter we use in the War on Terror today. It was nostalgic and humbling to see these two great planes fly in formation together.
We love our country, thank our military, and pray for our troops!

God Bless America!

Naomi's first swim lesson!

(Shhh...don't tell anyone she's supposed to be three to start!)

In reality, no one signed up for the mommy-n-me class, so the aquatics director called to ask if it was okay to sign her up for the big kid class. After having watched big brother swim for a year...she was overjoyed to be able to start her own class!

Naomi was all smiles from beginning to end!

Tate was even happy to see little sis swimming!
She even smiled AS she was swimming!
She waited "patiently" for her turn...
...and she fearlessly jumped in...take note of the huge smile!
Watch out Michael Phelps! This chic's got it goin' ON!

Tate is a soccer star!

Tate shoots!

Tate participated in the Elks shootout this year!

It's official! Tate is a Kindergartener!

Tate and his teacher, Miss Sanders, pose for a quick shot at orientation!

Tate gets ready for his first bus ride!

Tate and his buddies at the bus stop the first day
From what mommy has heard, it's all downhill from here!

It was a "Fairly" good time!

We traveled back in time to the Ye 'Ole Rennaisance Faire where we met her majesty, the Queen!

We saw a real live joust while we were there, and rode this elephant!

It's a good thing Naomi wore her elephant shirt!

We saw this big tall guy, and Naomi said, "Up, Daddy!"

At the end of the day, we decided we MUST go back next year!

Good Morning!

Thought y'all would like to have a look at Regis and Kelly's replacement in 20 years!