Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pungo Strawberry Festival

This has been a harder than average separation for us for some reason. Could be that it's the first since the deployment. Could be because Phil is getting to go somewhere fun without us. Regardless, it's been a struggle.
We're getting through it one day at a time. Today I forced the boys out of the house (they are content to stay inside and play with toys and what not all day right now) and we headed to the Pungo Strawberry Festival.
They had rides and 4-H animals and all sorts of different fair foods to choose from. We had a strawberry taco and ended up spending most of our time in the military display section.
(look for the little face in the window missing a front tooth)
One might think this is because of being a military family, but my guess is it was more because the boys were allowed to get into a crawl all around these vehicles and ask questions until they were blue in the face.
They had such a great time doing this that they forgot that they would much rather be at home! It was hot and we were all sweaty but they would still wait a half hour just to get to stand on the top of one of the tall armored vehicles.
It was a pretty cool thing to be able to do so close to Memorial Day. We've started talking about the meaning of it already. The boys are a little older now and can understand some of these things better
We eventually headed out and came back home. It was nice to get out for a bit, even if it would have been nicer if Phil had been able to come with us.
The boys did get to see quite a few guys who were wearing the same uniforms as Daddy... so that's something. They also saw an ambulance (or "ambu-lance" according to Jeremiah) and a fire truck!

Joshua also ended up with his face painted (Jeremiah is not a fan of paint on his face) which is pretty funny since we have a picture of Phil in his younger years with his face painted as well. If I had the slightest clue where it was right now I'd put it up here for you, but you'll have to settle for your imagination for now.

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