Sunday, May 20, 2012

Armed Forces Day - Thunder Over Augusta

We have been so blessed to live so close to great parks and to live in a community that is often having family friendly activities at the parks.  This past Saturday Augusta celebrated Armed Forces Day with an event called Thunder Over Augusta.  It was at the new park around the corner from out house.  There were tanks, Humvee, helicopters, and other military vehicles.  There was a race car, stunt motorcycles, and a black hawk helicopter that took off.  There was also  a huge area of moonwalks and slides for kids.  We only stayed for a couple of hours, but it was an all day event with concerts and fireworks.  Next year, maybe we can keep the kids up late and stay for the fireworks!  But, the part we did attend was great!  And, best of all, it was all free!  A fun day for our two boys.

Daddy and Connor in front of the race car...


While Connor did the inflatable slides, Kyle wanted to climb in the Humvee.  He loved it and wouldn't get out!  The kid in the background wanted to get in the front seat because his friend was in the driver's seat, but Kyle wouldn't get out for a long time!  He loved it in there!


Later, he "drove" a military truck...

After all of that work, he needed a nice long sip of Sonic Cherry Lime-aid...


Since I was with Kyle, I didn't get any pictures of Connor on the slides, but here are a couple of him with his new American flag...


This picture is for Bobbles.  It is the black hawk that we saw take off.  We were lucky enough to be at the front of the crowd to watch it.

While waiting for the helicopter to take off, we watched stunt motorcycles fly through the air.  It was really neat to watch them do flips in the air.  Connor and Kyle took turns sitting on Jeremy's shoulders to get a better view of the motorcycles....



And, finally, lift off!  Both boys (actually, all three) loved watching the helicopter take off.  Kyle loves helicopters and airplanes so he had a giant grin on his face and wouldn't stop watching it until it was completely out of sight!

And, a picture of the three boys!  I love these boys!

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