Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon and Commandant's Own

Yuma is the spring training ground of the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon and the "Commandant's Own" Drum and Bugle Corps. They do their first show here every year. On the 24th we took all the kids, Tate's cousin Jason, and Sachiyo's mom to see the show. Everyone had a good time as we sat on the grass with some friends and watched the show. I only came close to strangling Tate once, as he decided that the Marine Corps hymn was the perfect time to run around screaming. Typical kid.....perfect timing.

After the show, we were able to take some pictures with members of the Silent Drill Platoon and the Commandant's Own.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bragging about food.

I've noticed a trend in the family to brag about the food they ate in order to make the others feel as if they have missed out on something delicious. I would never stoop to using words to attempt to make others feel as though they missed a life changing culinary experience.....

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Helping Hands

We wanted to thank all those who are helping pick up the slack around here (and pick up the kids).

They can do it themselves

Sion and Hana

Sachiyo will take sleep anyway she can get it

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Grandma and Grandpa came to visit

We had the pleasure of having my mom and dad come visit for a few days. They made some time to visit with the girls and Tate between used bookstore shopping. Everyone enjoyed themselves. Dad got to read some of Rudyard Kipling's Just-So-Stories to Tate and I think he gave each of the girls his "Don't try to scam your mother" speech. Mom still remembers how to put a kid to sleep, too.

Come back soon, Tate wants to play some more. The baby blessings will be on the 12th of April for those that can make it.

Family Resemblance

Some people say that Hana looks kind of like me....I don't see it.

First Bath

Sion and Hana after their first bath.