Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Monday, 29 June 2009
nook and cranny. We were able to go on all the different levels of the ship, we saw where they ate, where they cooked, slept, got there mail etc.etc. It was awesome.
It gave us such an understanding of life on a Navy Ship, and gave me such respect for the people who serve our country. We got lucky, as we ran into a Chief form the Navy who was retired and was there to help with the tour. He took us into his office and told us about how they kept records of each man on the boat, and how they earn time off the ship.....then he made each of the kids there own cards to get off the ship. They were able to pick there rank and what job they liked the best. It was really neat. Annie picked the lab, Jared picked the "big guns on deck", and Katie and Ella both picked the bakery.
Definitely worth the money to see. The kids are still talking about it.......
Posted by Seth, Sarah and the kids at 18:51
Sunday, 28 June 2009
We had a hard time getting Katie and Jared out of the water for any reason.....so that is where they stayed. :)
Posted by Seth, Sarah and the kids at 18:36
has been saying she was a mermaid now for a while.....So we had that talk while we were playing in the waves. She said that I couldn't be a mermaid, because I was a mer-mom. (Okay, that makes sense, I guess.)
Seth held Jason a lot of the time cause he didn't like it at first, and Ella held on to my hand the whole time, so I could get her to go in deeper with me. It cracked me up though, so I was able to get a few pictures, she had to hang on to Daddy for dear life. Hahaha, I love that picture, it just makes me laugh.
Posted by Seth, Sarah and the kids at 18:27
Posted by Seth, Sarah and the kids at 18:19
Saturday, 27 June 2009
that's right, my girls got a pair of "bubba teeth". (thanks grama jenny, for those little gift bags for the kids!) It really did make us laugh A LOT! Katie even put them in upside down, and that was hilarious. Good times at rest stops....this one happened to be around 8am, with 7 hours more to go.
Posted by Seth, Sarah and the kids at 18:10
Friday, 26 June 2009
We left for North Carolina at 6pm (Friday, June 26th) Seth drove till 1am and I took the 1am-8am shift. We drove straight through, getting to Wrightsville Beach around4pm. It was such a long drive...but the kids did pretty awesome.
It was raining, off and on and we were able to get out for a few minutes, to see the beach. The kids were in Heaven. They were so excited. Then we were off to find a Hotel. That was quite a challenge.....but we eventually found a nice Comfort Suites to stay at, and it had only been open for a week. (bonus) SO the rooms were nice, clean and everything was brand new! (love that) That first night we settled in, went out to dinner and went swimming. Ahhhh, tomorrow we had the beach.
Posted by Seth, Sarah and the kids at 18:04
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Posted by Seth, Sarah and the kids at 12:50
This year they had a carnival theme, and had cotton candy (yup, a real machine. you stood in line for it and everything!!) popcorn, ice cream, games, a balloon guy (you know, the kind that makes animals and balloon hats) a mechanical bull and a blow up obstacle course. Jason thought he had died and gone to heaven. He LOVES to bounce! All the kids had a blast, the entire time! Ella helped herself to all the yummy food and pop. (She loved the popcorn best.) Katie got a huge balloon hat. Jared just ran and ran that obstacle course, and Annie was a sweetheart hanging out with Gid-man and Jason. (she is such a good helper)
Once it got dark they ended the night with an awesome fireworks show. It really was a blast. (oh, and Jake did the t-shirts again.....and they are awesome. The kids wore them to school yesterday. I will post pics later!)
Man, we are lucky employees! Thanks Bart's Electric.
Posted by Seth, Sarah and the kids at 12:41
Saturday, 20 June 2009
Posted by Seth, Sarah and the kids at 15:03
Sometimes it is just nice to sit on the driveway, talk and let the kids do there thing! Ahhhh, summer really is here!
Posted by Seth, Sarah and the kids at 14:56
Friday, 19 June 2009
Jason and Ella are pretty inseparable lately. Jason loves to follow her and torment her. (when the timing is just perfect) It is actually quite funny how he does it. Right now the big thing around here is bubbles....So, I give Ella a bottle of bubbles and Jason screams
"bubb-oes" and chases them wherever they might go. Jason is getting really good at talking.....he says the kids names, and tries to repeat anything you ask him to! It gives us all a good laugh. We just love him to pieces around here.
Ella is a darling herself. She is big into "projects" and that includes anything she can color or paint or glue. She takes helping around the house very seriously as well. (on her terms, of course) She thinks she is a mermaid-princess, and who am I to disagree? Erin (my sis-in law, Caleb's wife) has been babysitting for us, and Ella has been in Heaven. Erin lets Ella cook with her, and do the dishes. The kids really enjoy her....and I am hoping that her calm nature will rub off on them. (we all know, I DON'T have that nature) Darn.
Our summer is shaping up to be another busy one. (who's isn't, right?) The older kids are in summer school till June 26th and then plan on a lot of days at the pool.
Posted by Seth, Sarah and the kids at 06:00
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
*In case you haven't noticed, Missouri is a great place to live. You should totally move out here.
Posted by Seth, Sarah and the kids at 07:30
Today we had to let Coco go. The kids are devastated. I am devastated. Coming from a NON-animal person, that is huge. I am heartbroken for my kids. When they are all little it is easy to gloss over things, and they can be distracted. They are way beyond that now. I feel so bad that we can't keep her (Coco.) She was a wonderful Dog, great with kids and very mellow.
There is a leash law in Kidder, (we live out of the City limits) but she has been going in to town. Seth refuses to tie her up. He figures, we own 10 acres, our dog shouldn't have to be tied up. ( I agree) We are very frustrated, and if money wasn't so tight we would definitely be fighting this.
Seth's parents knew another family that was looking for a Dog, (a chocolate lab) and the fit was perfect.
(I didn't expect it to hurt this bad.) It is one thing, when you are looking to get rid of your animal, and a different story when you feel forced.
Our last hours with the dog the kids played and played.....she knew something was up, though. But I got lots of pictures with them.
Jason's first words were "Coco"(after Dada, of course) ....the way he yells it is hilarious. Jason loves that dog and Coco was so patient with him. Jason would pinch his face, and pull on his ears and Coco would just lay there.
Katie wrote Coco a note on a chew toy....They are all so sad.
We will miss her for sure.
Posted by Seth, Sarah and the kids at 06:47