1 Here's a shot of this crazy chicken we got at a geocache probably almost a year ago. It's a favorite toy! Anyone know where this comes from? A happy meal maybe?
2 Mom made some good dinner while Dad is gone- quesadillas with real corn tortillas! Sam said "It's like being at a restaurant!" They devoured it :)
3 Sam made some cookies for dessert tonight, which we promptly devoured. Look at that face, just for Daddy!
4 Out on a bike-run at Pearl Harbor during RIMPAC, a multinational exercise which brings ships from many Pacific Rim nations to Pearl. We're not sure what or who this is but it was cool.
6 Whoa...pointing at the big ship.
7 Then to Scott pool for a swim - more high dive time and even a water slide! Woo hoo!
8 Go Sam! We were the first in the pool when they opened :)
9 What a jumper he is!
10 Lots of pictures for Daddy to see - Dave has been in Guam for all this adventuring.
11 Won't he be surprised when HE has to do the high dive?! Sam knows that Dad was a big diver in his day.
12 He likes to watch the big guys do flips and land on their backs.
13 There's the 120' water slide.
14 Snack time!
15 Isn't this a cool tree? It's right by Scott pool. There's a picnic area and a playground right outside the pool fence.
16 Nice climbing, buddy. What a great find this was. We don't usually venture over but now that Sam rules the pools (i.e., having passed the swim test at K-bay, which is harder than the rest of the pools on the island, he can go where he pleases). After this we headed home for Ben to nap and mom to work.
17 A cactus flower budding on the "cacti lanai"!
18 Ben at church with "Mr. Purrfect", who Ben helps to behave at church. Donuts and lemonade afterwards for good boys. :)
19 Oh yeah! Look at the little finger!
20 Swimming at the tide pools :)
21 Here we are!
22 Sam taking Dad on a cliff-climbing expedition - showing Dad how to do it.
23 Out with my friend Andrea for a bike-trail-run. She is such a hoot!
24 On the Pillbox trail - cell phone pic to daddy.
25 The boys playing nicely one weekend morning. It's a dino puzzle with numbers! Ben's job is to put the 1s in their places.
26 Jumping off a lava shelf at one end of North Beach.
27 Pretty good snorkeling out there - lots of HUGE surgeonfish. Like daddy's fortress?
28 Ben does!
29 Sam has a 102 fever so we figured the cool water would be good for him as a change of pace. Little head cold but good fever. Hoping none of us get it - Dave is on leave for a week (well, other than the day he goes in on Wed, and the other day he's on call to ride a submarine). We have not been able to actually get away this year for a wide variety of reasons, but it's just as well - enjoying every square inch of this island before we move.
30 What a trooper he is...
31 Daddy loves to walk around on a lava shelf any chance he gets. Maybe he misses being on a carrier? Or a submarine?
33 Sam and I collected a huge tone of little worm shells to make a wind chime - a mac-and-cheese-chime!
34 Such a handsome dude :)
35 This is a great photo taken by my friend Liisa Roberts (LiisaRoberts.com) - it will be in the Sept issue of Military Spouse magazine! Ben was 6 months old or so at the time. This is the Judd Memorial Trail.