Monday, September 1, 2014

Virginia Fun

Well, it took about three weeks after we arrived in Portsmouth to receive all our household goods.  *sigh*  There was miscommunication (to be specific no communication) between the Navy & the moving company in CO.  But, anyhow....we tried to keep our spirits up and stayed very busy playing & exploring our new home.

We started by buying Aidan a little blow up pool to enjoy in our very nice sized backyard!!  He loves it!  Daddy even joined in on the fun!

We made sure to explore the area and find some fun parks!  One of them is right on the water, the views are breathtaking!

We also enjoyed a Hail/Fairwell picnic at the Navy Medical Center a couple weeks after arriving.  I was able to meet many of the wives of the new interns, some of which have become my new friends!  A few weeks later Aidan & I were given a tour of the original hospital building and learned NMCP is the OLDEST military hospital in the country (built before the Civil War)!  How cool is that!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Aidan's 2nd Birthday

So, we had a Thomas the Train birthday party for Aidan the weekend of graduation so all the grandparents would be able to participate.  We had no idea where or what we would be doing on Aidan's actual birthday (June 4).  Well, we arrived in VA on June 1 and decided to celebrate Aidan's birthday at the Virginia Aquarium and then the beach!  Aidan enjoyed all the fish at the aquarium, but who wouldn't, right?

After we finished at the aquarium, we grabbed some lunch and decided to head to Virginia Beach (literally just down the street).  Aidan LOVES the water, so we thought this would be right down his alley.  Well, he wasn't real fond of the hot sand (me either) and was fine with the ocean until a wave knocked him over (Dr Daddy was holding on to him, but it still scared him).  Then he decided to just play in the sand.  Overall, a super fun way to celebrate my sweet, little boy's birthday!