Mr. Man and I somehow agreed (without really talking about) that we needed a family day this weekend. Our family has been the same 4 members for 8 1/2 years now, and it is about to change quite a bit. It seemed like the right time to take a day and just enjoy being together. It was a beautiful day on Sunday, so we took the kids to the local air show.
We had a great time! We got to see a Harrier hoovering over the lake, the Army's Golden Knights parachute team, and the Lima Lima Flight Crew, amongst others. The Golden Knights were probably my favorite. My dad was a paratrooper in the Army, and it just amazes me that he has actually done those things - jumped from a plane, fallen from the sky, successfully landed . . . things I'm not brave enough to attempt in a million years!
We feasted on rib tips, Italian sausage, corn dogs, corn on the cob, and cheese fries. YUM.
After the air show, we rode the shuttle back to the beach we'd parked at, while sharing elephant ears and cake batter ice cream. It was so beautiful out, we decided to let the kids play for a while. They splashed in the lake a bit, then discovered a couple of other kids trying to dig their way to China (or something like that). Wonder Boy ran right over with a cry of, "Hi! Can I help?!?" Super Girl joined them, and they spent quite a while digging in the massive hole and building a wall to keep the water out. Mr. Man and I just kinda lounged on the beach. Sadly, us grown-ups were the ones fully clothed, and we ended up with the most sunburn. It was still a good day, even if the back of my neck is a bit tender.