Friday, October 31, 2014


Ron was gone the entire week before Halloween for C4 training (combat casualty).  So, Aidan and I did our best to make the most of the holiday season!
YMCA Frankenfest
Halloween donuts
Raking leaves for a pumpkin bag


Trick-or-treating at NMCP w/daddy (Mommy is Izzy, Aidan is Jake, Daddy is boring)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

How We Stay Busy

There are so many fun (children based) activities in this area, I have been pleasantly surprised.  We have made sure to get a membership to many of them, as we are always looking for a reason to get out of the house.  Most of these places have fun activities based around the holidays as well, you can't go wrong there!




Colonial Williamsburg

Well, being the history buff I am (or at least have turned into), since we already visited Jamestown & Yorktown it was time to visit Williamsburg.  They were having a deal, that if you lived in certain cities in the area they were offering a free day pass.  Sign me up I said!  My friend, Lexi, joined us and we had a lovely day of looking at the old structures, museums, a nice quiet lunch (Aidan was  napping) and we had to make a last minute stop at the candy story before we left.  Williamsburg is a lovely area, but I was a little disappointed that it had been so modernized for tourists.  I would have loved to have more restored buildings and less tourist shops.  Oh, well.  Still an amazing experience!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Busch Gardens

As active duty military (and family) we are allowed free tickets one day a year to go enjoy Busch Gardens.  Woot!  Due to the intense and brutal nature of a general surgery internship year, they required the interns to take a day off and go enjoy their free tickets (mind you, either you went and played or stayed and worked....hard choice).  So, we went w/Ron.  Ron went off w/the interns and enjoy all the big scary rides.  Which was fine by me as I am not much into the scary ride.  Aidan and I went and enjoyed all the children's rides, including riding the train around the park twice.  Aidan's favorite ride (outside the train) were the bumper cars (which he was NOT very good at, but quite entertaining & the horses).  Funny kid!  It was only a few weeks before Halloween so the park was decorated as such!