Blue Angels

This weekend was awesome! On Friday, I did something for what I hope will be the last time. I picked up Gavin and Leif up from the airport. Holly brought the kids over packed with 2 suitcases full of clothes, one suitcase full of toys, and a cat. Although I have to return Holly yet one more time on Tuesday, the boys get to stay here. They are officially back. To celebrate, I took Gavin and Leif out to get the car inspected. Ok, that wasn’t all that awesome. The car failed and we had to de-haze the headlights, thus taking up our morning and not allowing us to go ice skating with the cousins. We were eventually successful though, and did get the car to a passing state. And it was time we spent together. After eating lunch and returning back home, the cousins and auntie came over to enjoy the boys and Holly being here. The kids played hard all afternoon and wore themselves out. We even got a little show as the famous Blue Angels practiced for a big show, making frequent flyby’s directly over our house. Gavin, unfortunately, got a little bit of an airport virus and slowed down quite a bit in the evening.

Not satisfied with the amount of  viewing time we had of the Blue Angels, we decided to take the kids to the air show on Sunday that was going on at the Kaneohe Marine Corps Base. I’m so glad we did. The boys had so much fun. Gavin was still a little run down from the previous day and being a little on the sick side, but that didn’t stop him from having a good time. The first thing we did was get in line to let the kids get in the cockpit of a plane. While waiting in line we got to watch local and national pilots spin and twirl and do death defying stunts in their various aircrafts. It was totally mesmerizing. Then it was our turn to hop into the cockpit. Leif’s face just lit up when he realized he was going to be allowed to sit in the pilots seat and push buttons and flip switches and pull and turn the yolk. Gavin was equally impressed, but showed it in a more grown up way. By taking pictures with his ipod.

Also at the air show, we ate chicken strips, pizza, chocolate malts, and brownies, wandered through a giant C-5 Galaxy aircraft, browsed the souvenir shop and picked up little models of the Blue Angels’ Boeing F/A-18 Hornet, and oohed and ahhed at all the awesome aircrafts and parachuters doing tricks in the sky. Writing it doesn’t sound like much, but it was a really fun outing. And the kids were so happy. And sitting there watching the planes fly overhead, looping, spiraling tail over nose, and spinning, I too felt like a kid.


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