Monday, June 23, 2008

The Hog and 24 Weeks

So Andy is almost halfway through his A-10 (Warthog) training. This last week was especially exciting because he got to shoot the Gatling gun on the front of the plane at a live range. If you look at the photo it is right by the teeth. It can shoot nearly 4,000 rounds per minute! The plane can carry up to 16,000 pounds of , bullets, and missles. He finished the air to air combat training portion and is currently into range practice where they fly to an open range and learn to fire with all of these components. This Friday he will be air refueling where a tanker refuels the A-10 midair...supposedly a difficult task; but I'm sure he will do great! Watch this video to see it all in action!!

Here's me...6 months and counting!!!
Here are the pregnant student spouses at a Hail/Farewell last Friday. Anna (far left) is due next week, Heather July 9th, and me (well I have some catching up to do...3 1/2 more months!!
For some other exciting news...I have started to work as a Teacher at the Child Development Center on base. I trained all last week and started on my own today in rotation from infants to Pre-Schoolers primarily as a sub. I spent most of my afternoon with 12 roudy toddlers. Needless to say I had quite the headache afterward!! My boss told me this morning that she is wanting to place me in a classroom asap. I'm hoping it's Pre-K since I enjoy the classroom activities more than changing poopy diapers (I will get my fair share a few months from now...haha :)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Houseguest and 5K

From Georgia: "This is my new friend Polly...not to be replaced by Wagner, Alcott, Diesel, Buster, Pixie, Nugget, Ace, Rio, or any of my friends...just a new one that I like equally as much. Her name is Polly and her mom is visiting her dad and family for part of the summer; so we have a houseguest! We get along great, play a lot, sleep a lot, run at the park, and take naps together (much like this photo). I like having her here except when Dad gives her my spot on the bed :)" Andy and Georgia starting out the very hilly 5k race at Collassal Cave Mountain State Park. I wanted to compete; but Tyler and I had our own lil' run (on flat ground).
Just about to cross the finish line...looking a lil more tired from the starting photo.
Great job on the run Andy! Georgia won first place in the K9 division (not really, there were no other dogs...but if so we'd like to think she would have smoked 'em; she' s our pace setter :)

Monday, June 9, 2008

22 Weeks and "Nascar"

Here I am 5 1/2 months pregnant. Everything seems fine...Tyler is kicking stronger but Andy still can't feel him. Hopefully my third trimester will treat me well as I am starting a part-time job at the Child Development Center on base. I'm really excited to be working again (for a few months) and to have the flexibility that I need.
The Three of us at the "Nascar" races in Tucson Saturday night. We bring Georgia to the dragraces most weekends and she loves to sit in the stands and watch the cars from right to left as they race...everybody laughs cause she's completely into it! Found out she likes nascar just as much!!
Georgia discovered she likes Mountain Dew...just like Dad!

Tara's personal favorite: Motorcross!!!
If we stay in Tucson; we will probably get one or two bikes to make good use of all the dirt God blessed us with!!

Monday, June 2, 2008

San Diego

We went to San Diego for Memorial Weekend. It was a 6 hour trip and we did a lot in just 2 days. Visited the cost, zoo, baseball game, surfed and much more. We hope to go back some day and recommend a visit to anyone!

Chilly Padres Game

San Diego Harbor