Tuesday, July 21, 2009

In California!

I know I have been a little delayed in posting; but trying to get a teething 9month old adjusted to a 16 hour time change has left me napping during the day when he naps. Now that we're back on track I can show you what we've been up to when we're not napping! I'm staying with Andy's parents and sisters in Sacramento for a few weeks before I fly out to Indiana to see my parents. Andy's sister Katie and daughter Alex flew in this weekend from Portland. We had a blast...bike rides, swimming, smore's and much more :) (there are a couple videos at the end you will have to go to the website to watch if you get this via email)

I took Georgia swimming the other day and she was so tired when 9pm hit. We put this beanie baby on her head for her to flip and catch it; instead she fell asleep sitting up for 10 minutes! Getting ready to walk to the coffee shop!
Root beer floats
...and smore's over the grill...who knew!?
Cousins playing in the bath tub :)
Getting ready to go to Sailor Bar and swim!

Our little family minus Andy :(

Little Alex loved Georgia. She got her hands full of chalk and would rub it all over Georgia's fur. Her face ended up yellow and her back blue; but she didn't mind :)
At the Sacramento Home n' Garden show. We got him a free baloon and beach ball to keep him happy but of course all he wanted was the string :)
Nothing like waking up in the morning to bounce on the trampoline!
I'm teaching Tyler to say, "Static Cling"
Georgia in the boat in the backyard pond
Swimming at the neighbor's pool with Haley
He's getting good at splashing as you can see!
Time to clean the pond. Myliah and Georgia are there for "moral support"
Haley going out to an 80's themed birthday party. I helped her get dressed :)
Tyler playing under the bed at 3am on day #2 of our time adjustment. As you can see he was not so tired :)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Leaving Korea

Technically I already left Korea...I am back in the states as I type but wanted to share some random photos of our last several weeks in Korea. It was a sad goodbye, but we had a ton of fun and spent some quality time together...
we ran into an old friend from Laughlin who flies U-2's and is here on TDY for a few months. He gave us a tour of the plane and we got to ride in the camaro that chases the plane as it lands...

The space suit they have to wear because the U-2 flies up to 80,000 ft!
This is what it looks like all blown up when they are in the cockpit

In the Camaro staring down the U-2 on the flight line
Putting Ty to bed

In the market...it stunk especially bad that day!
4th of July!! (this was the extent of his outfit..oh well :)
Relaxing on the streets of Songtan on our 4th of July date night

Crazy 4th of July Korean Clown on stilts...I guess I messed up on the peace sign...oops
Taking Ty for a hike one afternoon...we saw...
...a building where people were meditating and doing Tahi Chi

A guy lifting weights along the trail...random
...and dead people...I mean graves! This is how they bury their dead and they are in random places in Korea...we haven't seen a cemetary yet. People just find a spot of land, bury the person then pile a lump of dirt on top as a way to prevent corrosion...I guess...we read it somewhere.
Tyler fell asleep...doesn't look to comfortable to me :)
Staring at the puppies on the feet of his pajamas...so cute :)
Getting together with a bunch of the spouses for lunch n' bowling.
9 months and Ty's first haircut, Andy said the rat tail in the back had to go

Lookin' sharp kid!
Watching an outdoor movie on base

An evening out with our friends Grant & Summer. You can't see it but we are pointing at a Minnesota license plate...represent!!

Saying goodbye to Summer :( No, we did not stage this :)
Andy finishing his last Master's degree paper at midnight. We had a little ceremony :)
The view of our neighborhood from the top of our apartment....not much space!
Families lease random plots of land to grow vegetables that they sell to support themselves. This one is right outside our apartment. Tyler and I always walk around it before bed to see the corn grow...or to just rip apart the leaves when grabbing it :)
The morning Tyler and I left for the states. We will be back here for 2 1/2 months while Andy will be sent to Alaska for 6 weeks. I will miss you hun!

We took the bus to the airport and had some time to walk around before our plane left. I took Ty to a play area and across the way was a prayer room...thought it was unique and pretty cool :)
Tyler in his bassinet ripping apart yet another Sky Mall magazine
He did much better in the bassinet this time...he even slept!!!
Watching his Baby Genius DVD...the man next to him was so sweet with Tyler and helped me out when I needed it We made to California!!! I have a packed agenda for the next few months: California, Indiana, and Mississippi. Stay tuned for photos from our busy excursion!!