Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Wild Blue

Yesterday was a hazy, overcast, but yet mostly blue skies day.  It was our 41st Anniversary.  Happy Anniversary Jim.  You are the best ever and I love you.

We spent the day doing what we like to do best - enjoying the grand kids.  At the end of the day we were too pooped to even uncork a bottle of wine!

Life has been hectic for all of our families.  Jim and I plop down in our easy chairs at night wondering what happened to the day.  Our kids and their families are consumed by summer activities of ball, ball, and more ball!  So when we were finally able to carve out an evening and a day to celebrate birthdays from April and May for James and Austin, we took it.

Time for another plane ride!  Ever since we took Dakota last year, it has been our mission to get any of the grands, who  have not yet experienced the blue skies from above, into the air.

Follow the leader

Anna Rose, the designated photographer, and birthday boys, Austin and James

Did I mention that it was mostly a hazy day?

Anna said the boys got the most excited when the pilot buzzed not one, but two Wal Marts.  Really kids?

 They flew over Austin's house, which is close to his school.  He thought it was so cool that he saw his school, but when I asked him if he saw his house, he said, "I forgot to look".  

Austin, all confidence, in the co-pilot seat.  

James' turn in the co-pilot seat.  He said he was OK with pulling the plane up but was a little scared of  tilting it back down.  It might crash, you know.

James looked at me like I was crazy when I asked why he had on his Superman shirt... 

After working up an appetite, we headed over to a park area next to the Katy Trail for a picnic lunch and a little play time.
After about the 50th time, I lost track of how many times I said, "Tie your shoe James"

Anna is still flying. and so are we, after an awesome day with three of our favorite little people.


Michael Offutt, "Johnny on the Spot" said...

Wow. What a cool family day you had. I've never ridden in a small plane before but it looks exciting. I can see why your boys have such big smiles.

Intense Guy said...

:) You really are enjoying the finest life has to offer!

*whispers to James, "You know, Superman doesn't need a silly ol' plane to fly, just leap up!"*

Happy Birthdays and Happy Anniversary!!

May you all have many more enjoyable flights.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Jim! You have some cute grands and I know they had a great time on their birthday outing. Love those sweet little smiles!

My ex-son-in-law had his pilot's license, but I was always too chicken to fly with him! My daughter wouldn't either. Might have been his talk about stalling the engine or flying upside down!
(Hmmm, maybe that's why he's an ex!)

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Will you adopt me as a grand child???? I'd love to fly over JC MO

AliceKay said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Jim and a happy birthday to James and Austin. It looks like the kids were having a great time, and it sounds like you all had a wonderful time together. :)

My dad used to do stunts. Scared the living daylights outta me a few times. LOL

Queenie Jeannie said...

Sounds like a very fun day!! The grands are bound to keep you feeling young and playful.

Happy Anniversary!

Parsley said...

Oh Happy Anniversary and bdays!!!!!!!

Looks like a super fun time!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday Wishes! We went to Columbia, maybe you flew above us.. :) Maybe we saw you.. :)

ChicagoLady said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate the two birthdays! Looks like they had a lot of fun. (And I think you're having a lot of fun being Grandma) ;-)