A certain young lady in our house just turned 12. I still can’t believe it. We always have a family dinner (with my parents too) and let the birthday girl (or boy) choose where they want to go eat. Kendall chose her favorite place – Carrabbas! After dinner, we headed back to mom & dad’s house for cake, ice cream and presents. She didn’t have nearly as many presents to open this year because we we went shopping the weekend before and bought her a bunch of clothes for her birthday.
It just so happened that my new phone arrived on her birthday which always makes the kids excited. It means that phones get shifted as I hand down my old one. Logan took my Samsung Note 3, as it is pretty big and just worked best for him. He has been thinking about a Note for his next upgrade so it will be good for him to have a little experience with this one before he makes a decision. Noah decided he wanted to keep the iPhone 5 that he currently has because he doesn’t want to lose any of the progress he has made on all his games. LOL. So Noah. Kendall ended up getting Logan’s Samsung S4. She loves it. It is Android which she wanted, and it is the perfect size for her. It’s larger and so much better than her iPhone 4. She couldn’t wait to get her hands on it. Unfortunately, my new phone didn’t arrive until late on her birthday so we didn’t have time to get things set up. Then we had the airshow on Saturday so she had to wait until Sunday. I think it felt like an eternity to her. LOL.
She has two brothers so she knows all about Halo and other video games.
We went to Best Buy as soon as we got things switched over and she picked out this new case. That light turquoise/green is her favorite color so I was thrilled they had this one. It is so her! Logan also has several cases for it too. She will love that since she changes them out constantly.
One thing she loves about Android is how you can customize it to look different. Here she got her Text app all set up and even downloaded a keyboard that goes with it perfectly. As usual, she was checking up on one of her friends that was absent from school that day.
Like I said, Saturday we headed out to the airshow. Sadly, the ground display was pretty much non-existent.
They did have the Shockwave Jet Truck. Have you seen it before? That guy is CRAZY!!! We have seen him numerous times and he is always fun to watch.
I snagged this picture below and the video off the internet just so you can see how crazy we are talking. He goes 300 mph.
They also had a small car show going on out there so we cruised through to check things out.
Orange is Noah’s absolute favorite color. It always has been. I could totally see him driving this one so I had to snag a quick picture!
Then it was time to go sit and get ready for the show to start. Let me just say it was COLD. Very cold. The temperature wasn’t horrible but it was windy and that made it cold. Most of the time I was wrapped up in that blanket all the way up to my neck. I should also say that I was battling a cold and felt terrible that day.
I grew up with a pilot for a dad so airshows were a big part of my childhood. Then I married an aviation lover, so needless to say, I have been to A LOT of airshows.
Since I have been to a lot that means I have TONS of pictures. I decided to leave my big lens at home. All I brought was my wide angle 35mm & 20mm lenses. I really missed having my long one when we got there though. All through the show I just kept seeing images in my head that I wish I could take. With a wide angle, this was as close as I could get.
Kendall decided that she wants to be a Blue Angels pilot one day. She and Noah hung around after the show to meet the pilots and get autographs.
For some reason, she loved pilot #6. That is ALL she talks about. She says he is the wild one so she wants to be #6 too. LOL!
They managed to meet all of them and get their autographs.
**Thanks to my mom and dad who contributed pictures to this post too! **