Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Happy 219th Birthday, Coast Guard!

Did you kiss a Coastie today? I did. It's the Coast Guard's birthday today, and what better way to celebrate than a PAR-TAY!!!! And party we did. There was way too much food. But not nearly enough cold drinks to quench the thirst from the (did I hear that correctly?) 103 degree heat.

My favorite Coastie got asked to be on a volleyball team....he's so cute when he's playing isn't he? I love my hot, sweaty, coastie hubby.
There was facepainting....who can resist a cuddly pair of tigers?
There was much bouncing with friends and losing of flip flops.
There was a boat available to tour and Coasties galore to answer your questions.

There was a rock climbing wall. And The Big Apple actually made the 40 lbs. weight requirement this time so she decided to give it a try.
This is about as high as she got....before she claimed that she was afraid of heights. Did I mention she sleeps in a bunk bed?
I was asked if I wanted to give the wall a try. Sure, why not?!?!? I was told that I was the only wife/mom that climbed that day. But you do have to admit...I totally rock the helmet.
Mind you, I haven't touched a climbing wall since a month or two after The Big Apple was born. Then, I got pregnant AGAIN....and wasn't able to climb . I made it a little more than halfway up before sweaty fingers made the handholds impossible. Yeah, that kid next to me in the picture climbed higher than I did. But you don't need to rub it in.
And I swear, I did NOT post that last picture because I have lost more the 20 lbs, and I am totally loving the size of of my rear end in this picture. I would never ever do something like that. Really.

It was such a fun day....we had a blast. Plus, it was a nice reward to The Apple Dumplin's for such hard work in homeschool again.

2 comments:

Melyssa said...

Thanks for sharing! Your family is so awesome. Your tigers are awesome and you do rock the helmet!! Congrats on that 20lbs! I think I found what you lost.. ha ha.

I wish I was closer to for a chance to just come hang out. Please thank your Coastie on my behalf.

Hilary said...

You look terrific!!! And your little tigers are so cute.

I've lost a little more than 10 lbs and I am loving loving loving it. :-)