Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Climbing, oh my!
Miriam's turn to hold the rope.
On the bar.
Climbing the cargo net.
Working the floor.
Check out that cartwheel!
Miriam's cartwheel improved so much by the end of the camp, it was really wonderful to see. The teacher said she will do a fall gymnastics camp if she can find a facility to use, we are really hoping that works out! In the meantime we are going to make her some mats to use here at home. (-:
Here are some photos I took of the base and surrounding areas on our hike up Old Woman.
A C-130 taking off from the Kodiak airport.
Our resident 378, the Munroe, as seen from above.
I am very happy Josh is not on this ship!
(The sign says 'No Motorized Vehicles Allowed')
Miriam heads up the final stretch. Her brothers have already been waiting at the top for a while, and Josh joined them soon after they got there.
Joshua's 'I made it!' picture. Josh insisted on getting an 'I made it!' picture of me, oddly I never got one of him...
The dogs 'I made it!' picture...the kids insisted on this one. (-:
Isaiah hanging off the edge, no surprise here.
Oh no, now two boys are hanging off the cliff!
Not Miriam too!
The face is priceless, I told her to 'look scared'.
Daddy and his girl heading down the mountain.
This is Charlie, we were dog-sitting for some friends who also moved here from Coos Bay, after the hike he DID NOT want to get up from this position...it was very funny, Josh finally dragged him up and got him in the car. That was one tuckered doggy!
When we were almost home from our hike I noticed what I thought was a bit of grass on Josh's shirt sleeve, it turned out to be this little inch worm. Unfortunately my camera did not want to focus on him so I never got a great picture (and once he was even on the tip of my fingernail doing his inchworm thing - so sad to not get a picture of that!) but you can at least see him in this one.
Our little 'hitch-hiker' was a fun ending to our hiking adventure. It was such a beautiful day up on the mountain, a good time was had by all - though the kids were not anxious to go on another hike anytime soon, they were worn out!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Isaiah finally conquers the humongous pants!
Of course, trying on the gas masks is a must.
Miriam with her 'gear harness' on backwards...or maybe upside down, but she didn't care she just loved wearing it!
With all these boys around the atmosphere is getting a little toxic.
Isaiah fully 'decked out'
This chair is from Saddam Hussein's palace, confiscated during the Gulf War in 1991. I just found it interesting.
This was a big hit. The funny looking contraption on the left is an automated switchboard, using this the phone in the middle can call either phone on the right or the left. I used it to call one of the phones and told Isaiah to pick it up, he was duly impressed and got a big kick out of playing with it with his friend, Sam, for quite a while. It was cool to see the automated switchboard 'do it's thing' each time you made a call.
We certainly made the most of our time at this gem of a museum right in our backyard and we look forward to our next visit! I am very excited about the opportunity to bring the kids back to look at some of these things as we learn about them in school this year! They even have a little gift shop where they sell actual old grenades, how cool is that! (-=