|Our two Power Ranger Ninja's on the hayride|
|A friend gave us a book about Gladys Aylward months ago - These Are My People by Milly Howard. C8 decided to dress up as Gladys (missionary to China). We were able to keep her pretty braids and turn it into an updo.|
It's always fun to go to my grandparents' homes on Halloween and get yummy treats and show off our costumes. I'm thankful our little ones were able to share in this tradition this year!
The next day my grandmother cooked an amazing supper for all the family. She and my grandfather are always so thoughtful to try to gather the family as much as possible - they do this a lot through our tummies!! I'm trying to learn how to make homemade dumplings like her. They are amazing!
The biggest surprise of all though was from Daddy. He had left out Halloween night with my dad. Daddy had to fly from ATL to Kansas City early on Thursday. My dad had business in north GA. Dad came back on Friday around lunch and Daddy wasn't sure what he'd do. His flight didn't land in ATL til early afternoon and it would take him till just after kickoff to drive down. He surprised everyone by making that big drive to be with us! He's so awesome!
We didn't do any book work while visiting family, but we did have a GREAT field trip while we were there! We visited the Aviation Museum in Fort Rucker.
|My beautiful sister and Mom, myself, cousin E, R6, Uncle J, J4, C8 and cousin P.|
|here he is explaining different missiles|
|A Black Hawk helicopter. One of the helicopters Uncle J flies. He actually flew Saddam Hussein to court a few times in a Black Hawk like this. ~ Talk about a living history book, Uncle J is one!|
|An Apache - Uncle J shared an amazing rescue story of an Apache crew saving the pilots (one a flying buddy of Uncle J's) of a downed Kiowa helicopter while he was in Iraq. You can read the full story here.|
|A piece of the Berlin Wall - gave me chills|
|pilots in training - the back cockpit to the Cobra|
|there are many great "reenactment" scenes at the museum|
|President Nixon's ride - Army One. Love the green interior and the "wall paper"|
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