Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Max did Preschool this year, just for something to do. He was bored with all his brothers and sister gone. Rob was not so happy about a whole year of "paying to play," but he liked it and it gave me an opportunity to volunteer in Joseph's class. I got to help out in the preschool every once in awhile, too. They were a fun bunch. After all my time in Primary, preschool was a piece of cake! Max loved Ms. McHenry. At the little graduation ceremony they gave everyone a bucket and shovel as a present. It wasn't long before Max was using his to dig for buried treasure!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
The carrier we were on was the George H.W. Bush- the newest carrier and the only one to be named after someone still alive. The Lt. that gave us the tour told about one of the times that the former President came to see "his ship." He was down for other business and all the sudden just got up and started walking, reeking havoc in the secret service! When he was asked where he was going he just said, "I'm going to see my ship!" There was a lot of running around then, trying to get things ready. The tour guide showed us how Former President Bush shuffles along. When he got there, the Lt. saw he was crying and asked if everything was Ok. President Bush said, "yes, I just realized that this is the most amazing time of my whole life- to see this ship with my name on it and all these amazing men and women who are here to serve their country!" The statue we are in front of, is a replica of a photo taken when President Bush was rescued by a submarine after being shot down in World War 2. He had gotten onto the sub and was running across it when it was taken. He looks pretty happy to be alive! It was a great look at one of our President's.
The rest of the day we spent BBQing and playing outside in the beautiful weather. It was a great day! Thanks Rob for setting it up for us! P.S. The day before we got to see the Enterprise again. It had just come back from sea and all the services men were disembarking. We had to get a picture!