Thursday, October 2, 2008

Haze Gray and Underway

The USS George Washington left Wednesday after only six days here in Yokosuka. The guys worked too, only having one or two days off, and if duty fell on a weekend, then that was a loss of a day off. Okay, enough whining from me! They'll be gone for a little while, but at least we had some time with Bob. After dropping the kids off at school (my day to drive in the carpool is Wednesday), Sydney, Julie and I went to a spot on base to watch them on their way out. I wish I had my telephoto lens with me, but will be sure to bring it when they pull in. One of these days he'll be home long enough to enjoy Japan with us, and maybe even go on one of those ITT trips we've taken. We have one in a couple of weeks and I can't wait! But anyway, hopefully come winter time he'll be home for a longer stretch and we can sight-see and enjoy this wonderful country and culture as a family.

We had a really good time together as a family during our time together. He pulled in Thursday and that afternoon we went to Keanna's soccer practice. Sydney's not old enough to participate, but she plays on the sidelines and does the same things the older (3 and 4 year-olds) kids do.

On Friday the base hosted a party to welcome the carrier here. They had a petting zoo, pony rides, female Taiko drummers, free t-shirts, hats and food, and a band that was pretty good....the girls especially liked dancing, the balloon animals and Bob holding them upside down.

And of course, the pony rides ...

And a balloon daisy for Sydney, dog for Keanna and Taiko drummers.


Aloha! said...

I'm sorry he's gone again! I hope that you guys get a long stretch with him soon!!

Jackie said...

The list of what they liked cracked me up...'and Bob holding them upside down'...! I love watching Jason play w/ the boys when he's home, so I know it warms your heart, too...I'm sorry he's not home more :-( It sounds as bad as a Fast Attack...! I thought ya'll would have more time together than what you are. Mine is gone again, but their schedule should lighten up for a few months around the holidays, then they'll be gone aaalll the time getting ready for WestPac. I'm so not ready for that!!! I wish we were bears so we could just go to sleep for that 6 months!

Love the pictures!

Anonymous said...

Wow, your blogs are amazing! Wish I could come see what it's like myself!! Keep having fun, Katie! :)

Becki P.