Monday, October 31, 2011

Our October 31st

This year we met up with folks in our neighborhood who are subsequently in our homegroup and whose children also go to Nathan's school.  It's like the six degrees from Kevin Bacon thing!  :)

We looked like a good size group - a force to be reckoned with!
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Nathan dressed up as an Air Force Stealth Pilot (with facial hair) and once he had his costume on he asked me what was his mission was supposed to be.  'Get candy' what else?
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I hadn't planned to dress up but I ran across this headband at a friends garage sale, remembered I had a shirt that matched the bow and before I knew it I was Minnie Mouse!  I even had the white gloves but I forgot them at the house, darnit.  This is Nathan's salute!
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It took Nathan a while to warm up to Trick or Treating, staying close to me, but after several houses he ran ahead with his friends and classmates.
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Each of these little girls are in Nathan's class at school (except the older girl in the middle).  Look at that Strawberry Shortcake, is she not the cutest little thing  you've ever seen?!! 
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I hate that this picture is blurry but Nathan's penciled-in mustache and his expression makes him look like a french painter, hahaha!
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"Oui Oui Mademoiselle"

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And that was that. :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fun Family Vacay Day 4

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Old Point Loma Lighthouse (most Southwestern point of the United States)

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Cabrillo National Park cliffs and tidepools
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Cabrillo National Cemetery
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fun Family Vacay Day 3 :o)

Enjoyed a Harbor Cruise just before sunset.

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Ticket in hand, ready to board.
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(Shenanigans!)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fun Family Vacay Day 1!

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Today we visited the USS Midway Naval Aviation Museum.  We spent about 4 hours aboard this super cool aircraft carrier.

As with many things, the camera just could not capture how monstrous this ship is, but this was my attempt to get that ginormous ship in one frame, just barely made it!
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We explored the 'flight' deck where the aircraft land and take off while at sea.  Simply amazing.
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Don't mess with me, I'm holding a missile, hahaha!
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There were lots of hands on exhibits where Greg and Nathan were able to climb aboard aircraft.
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This was odd. American Idol auditions were taking place on board so we saw a few interesting characters, such as the Fruit of the Loom wannabes seen here.
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The Hangar deck had simulators and a number of climb aboard cockpits which Nathan throughly enjoyed.
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Greg in an emergency ejection seat.  No comment about this look that he continued to do in all my pictures.
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We probably spent most of our time on the Mess deck which is basically 'a city on sea' including a jail, post office, laundry, barber shop and so much more as well as war rooms, engine rooms, etc, etc. 
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There was also a gift shop. {David, we had to take a picture of your jacket which looks exactly the same!  By the way,  it's selling for $70!}
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For stellar airplane sound effects, including 'beep-beep', play this short video:


Great family vacay day for the Hulls! :o)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Nailed it! Easy Teacher Gift

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This teacher gift was super easy to create and required very few supplies; I used a small plastic tumbler for the container, colored map pencils, hot glue, and something for a bow.  That's it!
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Since my tumbler was fluted at the top, the colored pencils needed to be slightly spaced towards the top.  I didn't realize this until after I tried to glue the pencils side by side without spacing, so I had to remove those and start over (the reason for the dried up glue on the side of my tumbler in this picture).Photobucket

Measuring tape for the bow.
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Added flowers and I nailed this project! :)
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Nathan and I gave this to his teacher for her birthday and it was a big hit!
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