Sunday, June 11, 2017

Winding down with the Air Froce/Piano Recital

 Last Saturday, Philip's squadron had a well deserved "fun day".   They spent the morning at Dart Warz on the west side playing last-team-standing, capture-the-flag and kind-of-the-hill games with a variety of Nerf guns, had lunch at a BBQ place, and spent the afternoon doing team building competitions.   Later in the afternoon (despite a downpour!), they all met at the base pool for a cookout to celebrate/say goodbye to Philip, since this was his last weekend commitment with the Reserves!

 After dinner, Philip was presented with some awards

 With SMSgt. Lundrigan

 Explaining this award, it's the tail of a KC135 and has the tail number of his very first flight in the reserves!   It also has four coins - two from his squadron, one from the group, and one from the wing.

 This thing is Awesome!   I think it's possibly my favorite of all of his awards!

 Philip addressing his squadron with gratitude and pride in their achievements over the last few years

 With the Wing Commander, Col Larson (and Caleb) with a beautiful boxed wooden pen/pencil set he gave him

The rain finally let up and the base pool opened after dinner, so the kids jetted over there!   Keenan and Moriah headed straight for the water slides!  We'll miss this pool once we no longer have base privileges...

 Moriah coming out, Keenan watching at the top

 ... and there he is

 The hilarious thing was that our kids had this ENTIRE pool to themselves... with SIX lifeguards watching them!   Possibly the safest swim of their lives! =)

 Caleb enjoyed the kiddie pool and having his own life guard (every time they switched, he'd say "Look!  I got a new one!")

 This rock climbing wall is so cool

 Keenan jumping off

 There goes Riah!

 Caleb tried the small water slide (in order to use the big water slides, you have to be able to swim a lap of the pool in the deep end), and loved it!

On Sunday afternoon, the kids had their Spring Piano Recital.

 All ready to go!

 Moriah played...

 Keenan played...

Our friends, Wendy and Shea surprised the kids by showing up for it - so fun (especially since Philip was on base and couldn't make it).

 Shea and Caleb drawing in their identical sketch books during the recital =)

My dear friend, Wendy, what a blessing she is to me!

There has been LOTS of reading going on in our house, as the kids are participating in two library reading programs this summer!

Moriah reading aloud to Caleb to help them both get their time for the day =)


The Woodfords said...

What a special post with lots of special pictures! Thanks so much for sharing!

Love to you all!

Mom W. said...

Just catching up now, I have obviously not seen your blog for awhile, what kind of Mom/Grandma am I anyway!! Great pictures of the recital and Yay for Ria, reading to Caleb, so glad she is reading!!

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures of the piano recital. So sorry my congratulations are SO LATE in coming, but I was SO proud of you when I saw these pictures... Good job guys!

Auntie Bekah :)