25 March 2008

Visit Home - Field Trip to the Police Station

On Friday of our trip home we took the kids to a homeschool field trip to the Richland Police station. I, of course, had to answer the question that was asked the kids about what they thought that police officers did that one of their duties was to eat donuts. Needless to say, they (the kids or the police officers) did not find this all that humorous. Oh well, that's ok. I was humored. So it served its purpose.

We all got to try on the bulletproof vests and the 'drunk goggles.' These goggles were supposed to simulate what it is like to be drunk. I tried them on and they seemed like a bunch of hooey to me. It never looked like that when I was drunk (not that I've ever been drunk).

We also got to sit in the police car which was fun for everyone. I got in the back seat and one of the kids (or was it a parent setting a good example for the children...I can't recall) shut the door on me. Since it was the seat where they transport people in custody you could not open the door from the inside. This meant that I nearly went crazy since I am somewhat claustrophobic. It was a good end to the field trip for me to get let out of the car.

After the field trip we got lunch from Arby's and went to Howard Amon park where the kids had fun playing on the big toys and climbing the walls.

Visit Home - Father/Daughter Ball

Sorry it's been so long since I've updated the blog. I really have no excuse but I'll attempt an explanation. For the first several weeks it was because there was nothing really to post on since I had no pictures since we hadn't gone anywhere or done anything. For the next few weeks it was because we went home for a visit.

At the end of February we took our first trip home in 9 months so that Rebekkah and I could go to the annual Father-Daughter ball at the TRAC (sponsored by Calvary Chapel in Kennewick). We were crazy busy and every day consisted of hauling the kids to a friend's house to play and/or spend the night. The trip was basically for the kids sake since they have very few friends over in Ohio and are "play" deprived.

This first post will mainly cover the main event of the trip: The Father-Daughter Ball. This year we went with the Maillouxs. We went to dinner at the Bonefish Grill. Rebekkah had Macaroni and Cheese and I had their Scampi Topped Filet Mignon. It was very good.

We had fun at the ball but neither of us had much energy because it was 3 hours later for us (meaning it started at 10pm and ended at 1am). And once again, for the second year in a row, they failed to play "Butterfly Kisses." Needless to say, Rebekkah and I were very upset. Here are some pictures.