Sunday, May 29, 2011

Tanks, Helicopters, Rescue Boats, and Us!

Last weekend was Torrance's 52nd Annual Armed Forces Day Parade, and we were so excited for it!  We had such a great time last year, and this year Sam was old enough to enjoy it as well!  The day before the parade we headed to the mall to check out the vehicles that were on display!  Right before we left I told Jack where we were going and that he had to put on his pilot's costume (which barely fits him anymore!) so that he could fly the helicopter.  He had a great time, and Sam did too!  As long as we weren't trying to put him in a helicopter or jeep or on a sled or something like that. 

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Time for a Jack funny!  He got so excited when he saw the medic-sled display.  There was a little boy pulling (with the army medic's help) his brother and sister on the sled.  Jack wanted to try it, so he asked grandpa to pull him...

When he was done he wanted to switch places and pull grandpa!  So grandpa got on the sled and Jack pulled him- with the army medic's help.

Jack's a little too smart, though- he realized that the guy was helping him and when they got to the other side he said "Now I want to pull him by myself!"  He was so bummed when he couldn't pull him, but it was better when grandpa got off the sled and Jack pulled that all by himself.

He wasn't satisfied with that, though.  Thinking back to the kid that was pulling his siblings he said "Now I want to pull a little boy!"  So I offered to have him pull Sam.  Yeah, Sam so was not having that- Jack only got to pull him a short distance before Sam flipped out!  After I pulled a screaming Sam off the sled a still less-than-satisfied Jack asked if he could pull a different little boy!  We all laughed and I told him that enough was enough and it was time to move on.

They also had a display of all the creepy crawlies that are found in the deserts where our Armed Forces have been spending a lot of time.  And when I say creepy, I mean CREEPY.  Ew, yuck, and yikes!

We had such a great time!  This is definitely one of my most favorite of the annual events we've attended!

1 comment:

  1. I love the scroll down effect of the cute photo of Dave and the boys. It is such a cute picture then when I got to his shorts I started laughing. I am impressed that he posed so much with his boys. I love it. I also LOVE the last photo where Jack is wearing the helmet. Thanks for including us!