Saturday, June 11, 2011

Choppers and Snow Cones

That's what you can expect at our local Strawberry festival. Well actually there were strawberry shortcakes but we didn't have any. Free snow cones were good for us.

We dropped by this afternoon after Jeremy noticed a black hawk helicopter parked outside our local elementary this morning. It worked out well because Tessa's school had a helicopter visit the other day and we opted out of it because it was $20 a child. This one was free! And big! And there were snow cones and firetrucks and fireman hats for the kids! Good times for all.

This is some big military truck that I don't remember the name of.
But Tessa stuck her head out of the top....

....while Charley drove.

Note the black hawk in the background.

By the time we got there they were no longer letting people in line to sit inside of it. But we did get to see it take off which was pretty cool.

I have a bit of a fear of helicopters and hot air balloons (not that they are similar in function but still...things that I consider to be shaky in the sky). Tessa kept making fun of me. I guess that's better than her adopting my own irrational fears.

Tessa enjoyed her snow cone while Charley mostly got frustrated by his. He doesn't often like any kind of help with food so trying to help him squish the ice around and drink the juice only resulted in a meltdown and refusal of any more snow cone. That kid truly makes his own bed sometimes.

We came home with plastic fireman's hats after playing on the school's playground for a good long time. The whole time we were at the festival, Charley was happier than a pig in...well you know what pigs are happy in.

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