Sunday, September 18, 2011

Jane Sapper Day :-D

It was soooooo much fun :-D The spouses of the 65th Engineer BN had the opportunity to do some of the stuff our soldiers do. We hit 3 stations - some on foot, others by truck.

Our first station was room clearing using M16's (& blanks of course!) Unfortunately there weren't any shots of our squad in the mix (we were just too fast for them hahaha)

The next was the machine gun range where each of us got a chance to shoot (and YES I actually did hit the target - multiple times :-)

The last station for us was the LRC (leadership reaction course) where you problem solve as a squad to get the 'mission' done. This followed by the modified physical training test - push ups, sit ups and box jumps (instead of the run).

Considering how many hours we had been out there already, I think we all wished we had done the PT test first!! The push-ups and sit ups I only got beat by a few (yes they were counting all of us)..But the box jumps??? Damn there are some box-jumping mama's in our group LOL I got smoked on that part! Had no idea it was such a great but hard workout - something to add to the routine :)

Bumps, bruises, dirty and one lil ammo burn later and it was all done. It was a blast!!  For many of us the only question was, why can't we do this more than once a year?!?

1st Squad, 2nd Platoon!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Hawaiian Summer Fun Catch-Up!

Beautiful Summer in Oahu!

The most recent long weekend we has no specific travel plans so hung out around the island....One favourite is the games place in Mililani Town Mall :) First hit is always the carousal ride LOL  Both girls LOVE the ride!! After that Alex plays the toddler games (smack the gopher, etc) while Ty and Dad usually go play the Pirate-shoot-em-up game...

Rainbow over Waimea Beach (Seb the person between the tent & other person)

These are from back in July when Sebastian was in the midst of completing the North Shore swim series (4 ocean swims of different lengths). Despite the craaaazy early show up times the girls and I tried to make it to most of them :)

Waimea is one beach that Alex likes - as long as she is 1) occupied and 2) it's not too too hot since she still refuses to go into the water to cool off. This swims series was fun for the girls as their favourite babysitter, Sam, was also at the beach with her family.

Getting buried in the sand still always a fun thing to do LOL

Especially when you have friends to do it with!
(Sam & her brothers)

Race-ready!!!! :-D

And yes - this flat, calm water above IS the same Waimea that you hear about having 20+ foot waves in the winter time!

Now we start killing time till the race is over!

Do a little workout...some push-ups...

Tyler and Sam swimming.......

Everyone starting to close in on that section of the beach where the race will end (orange floating balls are the 'chute' that all racers will go through).

It might not look like much but there is a fairly large crowd - many are up on the grassy area where the stands are.

Haha Race results are posted on the board behind Ty - not that she cares of course, she's more interested in hanging out in the trees!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011