April’s End

Well, we have had a whirlwind week so far and it’s only Wednesday. The weekend was nice despite the windy behavior at the beach. Torii Station (the Army installation here) had its beach Grand Opening. Saige and George were not around so the boys and I ventured to the beach anyway, JD was determined to get on the waterslide, plus they had a treasure hunt that afternoon. Too bad it wasn’t sunnier, but we still had a great time together…

That pirate guy yelled “AARGH” right in his face and he freaked out…bad pirates!

 

JD in the mix of the hunt…

He was fascinated by the parasailing…

 

Then, Spiderman made an appearance. Teage was showing him his “strong” pose. He does this every time we take his shirt off!!


Also, the beginning of the week marked George’s Change of Responsibility. He has been the First Sergeant for 18 months and usually it is a one year rotation. So, it was time to move out and give another the same opportunity. It was a great ride, but as I have been saying to everyone….HE’S FREE! He was fortunate to get the position, and he did so well. I’m proud of him…time to venture on to something new. The ceremony was very nice and the speakers had nothing but great things to say about about him and our Family. It meant a great deal to us. I guess selfless service does pay off in the end!! Seriously, thanks to everyone who made this experience unforgettable. Check out the pics…

CPT Dressel, Hubby, & Incoming SFC Thomas
The kids and I receiving our gifts and Roses :o)

Saluting the Colors during the National Anthems

The passing of the Sword signifying change in leadership
Isla Family…freedom :o)

Love Ya…

Summer crafting…cont’d

Well, the flower arrangement JD made is still alive and kicking. I am loving it. The next day we went back to the Arts & Crafts Center to take a ceramic/pottery class. This time Saige was able to go and again, I was impressed by their little artsy skills. JD, of course, went for the Indiana Jones motif. He even drew the whip-wielding hero on his tray…he’s so funny!


Saige decided to go the souvenir route and made a beautiful “Island of Okinawa” tray.

Once they were done, they had to leave them there to dry before they could paint and glaze them. So we’ll be back Thursday to finish up these fantabulous pieces of pottery. I can’t wait to see the finished product. After we were done with that, we made a pit stop over at the Torii Pool to let the kids get their feet wet. JD was born half fish I think and immediately gravitated towards the slide which I think saw his heiny about 15 times. Gotta love a water slide…

Saige just laid out by the pool…she was apparently too cool for the water that day LOL.

And Teage was everywhere at the pool…being Teage!!


Once we got home, we rented some movies and Batman was the topic of conversation with the Dark Knight movie out, the animated movie on DVD, and the upcoming Lego Batman video game. The boys decided to take it a bit further and channel their inner Batman…Teage was all about copying his big bro!!!

The big kids are going to see the Dark Knight movie with a few friends tonight. I hope JD gets the fix he’s been looking for. Actaully, I’m kind of glad they are going and not me…the Joker creeps me out!! Well, tomorrow’s starts another work week. I’m thinking about the beach…

Catch you guys later!!! Kiss kiss…