Monday, June 8, 2009

Air Show

On Saturday Afternoon, we went to go to the air show at Hill Air Force Base. Kaitlyn was extremely excited. She still absolutely loves all kinds of airplanes. When we asked her if she wanted to go to the air show last week, she was thrilled. We haven't heard the end of it, "when is the air show?" "Can we go to the air show now?" Needless to say, the ride there was an adventure.

The kids loved the airplanes. They had several planes open for people to tour. Kaitlyn was thrilled to go inside the plane. Ben like climbing on the chairs and touching the ceiling (with Daddy's help of course). Both the kids liked to look out the windows. After looking at several of the aircraft, we went to find a place to sit and watch the show. Kaitlyn enjoyed watching the planes, but there was one minor problem. Some of the planes were very loud. She kept putting her hands over her ears and was getting mad at the noise. Luckily, there was a souvenir booth selling ear muffs. Once armed with her ear muffs, she was free to completely enjoy the show. I will have to agree with Kaitlyn that at times the planes were very loud, I too covered my ears several times.

The best part of the show were the wonderful Thunderbirds. They are amazing and did a spectacular job. In this first clip, four of the Thunderbirds were flying up to do a star move, well what the audience didn't know was that another Thunderbird was coming from behind to complete the star. It scared all the people who were busy watching the four Thunderbirds, including me and Brandon. The second clip is another cool stunt.

They did some great stunts and we really enjoyed it. It was so much fun, that while we were walking to our truck, Kaitlyn fell asleep in the wagon. Ben took a nap while the Thunderbirds were performing. I was amazed that slept through the noise. All in all, it was a wonderful afternoon and we will definitely go again in the future.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Random updates

It is a sad day when your baby is no longer a baby. Ben is the most active little boy. He loves to run and climb. Despite what mom does to stop him, he climbs everywhere. Recently, I found him sitting in our bathroom sink. He has also started to get out of his crib. On Wednesday, I laid Ben down for a nap and went downstairs with Kaitlyn. I came upstairs later and found Ben playing in his room. Somehow, he escaped the crib and got a bloody nose and a bruise on his head in the process. Luckily, he did not seriously hurt himself. Brandon and I were hoping to wait until he was at least eighteen months old to move him into a toddler bed. I guess Ben has other plans. So that night I changed his crib into a toddler bed. Now, we get the fun adventure of teaching him to stay in bed. The last two nights he has gone to bed okay, but wakes up around 3am. Naps are another story, he prefers to sleep on the floor instead of his bed. Oh well, he will eventually learn to sleep in the toddler bed. We just have to be patient.

We had a fun Memorial Day. On Sunday night, we went to visit the graves of family members. We put some flowers from our house on Brandon's dads grave. We want the kids to know who their Grandpa Arnold was. Kaitlyn asked a lot of questions and was very curious about all the flags around the cemetery. I enjoyed teaching her about the flag and what it means to me to live in the United States. I want my kids to know how blessed we are to live in the US. After visiting one cemetery, we went to the cemetery where Brandon's moms family members are buried. We took some pictures of the graves, and saw a sign that the Vietnam Memorial Wall was at the cemetery for the weekend. We took the opportunity to go see it. The kids loved the tanks and being able to climb inside them. There was a very humbling and peaceful feeling around the wall. It was amazing to see all the names on the wall. It really humbled me to be there.
On Monday, we were going to go boating, but Brandon could not get it fixed. One thing after another kept breaking. So instead, we spent the day having fun. We went to the mall and played in the park. It was a good weekend.

We have also gone to the Ogden Dinosaur Park several times in the last couple weeks. The kids love playing at the park there. We usually go with friends, so Kaitlyn has someone to play with. She is constantly asking me of we can call her friends and go back to the dinosaur park. It was tons of fun.
Here is a cute random picture. I love a princess that isn't afraid to get her hands dirty. I was vacuuming the kids bedroom and Kaitlyn insisted on helping me. She at least took off the princess shoes. I love this cute little girl. Ben even tried to help with the cleaning.