Saturday, July 21, 2012

Air Show

Thirteen years ago Dave and I went to the air show.  I was very pregnant with Cora.  Dave had been invited through work.  We got to sit in the VIP booth and eat snacks, it was awesome.  We always said that as soon as our kids where old enough we would go.  We got to the point were we thought they were old enough about 4 years ago but have always been away the week they hold it.  So after MUCH anticipation we went this year.  It was really hot but we had a constant breeze, so it wasn't too bad.  We did get sunburned.  They didn't have the cargo plane that you could walk through, which made me sad, I was so looking forward to it.  Blake is really into monster trucks so we let him have a ride in one.  Because it was so breezy the parachutes couldn't do their second jump.  I was disappointed about that also.

I looked at Ryan during the National Anthem and he was standing so patriotic holding his little hat that it just made me laugh.

This is a lovely picture that Cora took while I was gone grabbing the lunch:)

Years ago Makita gave Dave a book on fighter jets for Christmas.  This may be the most valued book in our house.:)  It has had a permanent home by his bed and he reads it all the time.  He took this book with him to the air show and looked up many things.  We were waiting for the jets at the end of the show.  This is the CF-18 Hornet.  Well worth the wait.  It was amazing.

The kids got their picture and an autograph with the pilot.

We had so much fun.  Blake was a little bored unless there was immediate action but still had a great time.  We took lunch and snacks.  It was a really long day but would defiantly do it again.


  1. Looks like a great day. Jason and I were just saying we want to take the kids to the airshow next year. I know they would love it!

  2. At least Cora's nose was clean!

    I have no idea what book you are even talking about, but I am so glad that I gave him something he loves. The hubby's usually get the short end of the stick when it comes to 'family' Christmas gifts

  3. How fun! I have always wanted to go to a GOOOD air show!