Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Sunday, September 07, 2008

The Great State of Maine Air Show

My parents have been in town visiting for a few days, and lucky for them, The Great State of Maine Air Show took place this weekend in Brunswick. The airshow was much more impressive than I thought it would be. Something was going on at all times in the sky, and planes of all shapes and sizes were on the ground, most of them open for walking through.

We saw F-16s do their stuff in the air, which was loud and impressive. We saw little double-winged planes do some crazy tricks, a wing-walker, parachutists who could jump out of a plane two miles up and land on a target smaller than a frisbee. And we saw a 45 minute air show by the Blue Angels, something my dad has always wanted to see. Also very impressive.

It was a beautiful day weather-wise as well. Hanna only skimmed us, and the clouds held off until the very end. It was perfect.

Tomorrow is Claire's first day of school and 5th birthday. I'm sure my mom and I will be up tonight baking the cake and decorating the house (I always decorate the birthday person's doorway and chair at the table for birthdays, but it sounds like there might be a helium tank involved this year). It should be a fun day tomorrow too.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Just about ready

Claire starts Kindergarten on Monday, so this week we are getting ready. Some stuff is more fun than others. For example, 5 year old immunizations are not fun, but shopping for the first day of school outfit is.

I think by the end of the week we'll have covered it all. Dentist visit, Doctor visit, clothes shopping, Kindergarten screening, Kindergarten Open House, school supply shopping, and grocery shopping to get some appropriate lunch items. I doubt she'll be able to warm up leftovers in the microwave like we do for lunch at home, so there are quite a few peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in my future. I'd love to hear good school lunch ideas, because really, all I got is PB&J, and different flavors of jelly probably will only get me so far.