Saturday, September 19, 2009

"Operation Heroes"

This was a day filled with activities for family members affected by military deployment. I thought that it sounded like a great activity for the kiddos and I. It was a lot of fun, but I should have gotten more details before I ventured out ALONE with the kids.

I went out alone thinking I would be okay. I brought the double stroller for the girls, and a single stroller for Bryce. Cayden loves to push Bryce in the stroller. He is an excellent helper.

So we get in the theater and they tell us about the activities for the day. "The BUSES will shuttle us to the various places." Excuse me? Did you say buses? How am I going to manage 4 children by myself on a bus? I can't hold three babies and Cayden can't carry one. Luckily, a nice airman helped me load the girls, stroller and all onto the bus. Then I was able to get Bryce onto the bus by myself. It really was an interesting day.

Here are LOTS of pictures of the activities Cayden participated in. The babies just hung out in their strollers and took it all in.

Fingerprinting for Cayden's ID card.

Cayden getting painted for "war".

Cayden with Bryce after Cayden got his "war paint" done.

Cayden checking out the displays. He really liked the green tornado!

Trying out the camouflage and weapons.

Checking out the robot. The kids got to take an artillery shell from it. (I'm guessing the shell was a fake)

Checking out the armored vehicle.

Hanging out in the ambulance.

Checking to make sure his heart is still beating.

By the wheel of the B52.

Under the wing of the B52.

Driving the helicopter.

Some random military vehicles, not sure what they were.

Driving the Fire Truck.

Checking out the rest of the fire truck.

Driving the snow plow.

Under the blade of the snowplow.