More of the Same

I will try not to bore you with anymore of Jake and the boys McCovey Cove experience, but you must know that they were interviewed by a reporter from the New York Times while they were out there.  Jake and sons are mentioned by name and you can read all about it here.

Then there's another clip.. you can hear the boys being talked to about swearing of all things..

Sorry for the supersize, I haven't got all the blogging quirks mastered yet.


It aint over 'til the Fat Lady Sings

Have you ever heard that colloquialism before? I remember hearing it growing up and I've used it a few times myself.  However I guess the phrase just hasn't been used that frequently as of late.  

Please, allow me to back up a bit and take you with me to our Sunday afternoon.  We, the Reynolds clan, were all sitting, eating popcorn, and watching the Phillies and Giants play baseball.  The Giants were just looking pitiful to put it plainly.  I mean really, they didn't seem to have any tricks up their sleeves and the pitchers were just off, not to mention their bats.  On the opposite side of the fence you had the Phillies. In our home, Jackie is the lone supporter of the Phillies and she was thrilled to see the Giants off and the Phillies dominating the scoreboard. Most of us had given up on the Giants, except for Jake, who declared, "It aint over 'til the Fat Lady Sings."  The kids looked a bit startled and wondered who is this fat lady, will she really sing?? Well, we don't know.  Jackie had a grand look of intrigue sweep across her face.  She disappeared and to be honest none of us noticed nor cared.. We were too wrapped up in the game.  Approximately 7 minutes after Jackie had disappeared, she reappeared laughing, and moaning some awkward soprano tune..  When we looked up, this is what we saw:

Yes, she had stuffed her clothes and was singing and saying, "Daddy, you said it aint over 'til the fat lady sings, well she's singing."  We laughed and it was really hysterical, because she's so witty.  This girl is a riot!  I know only a couple of other people who could pull something like this off without prompting.  I won't name them though.. Any guesses?

You may guess away, but I won't divulge my knowledge on the matter.


You Will Never Guess

where my husband is right now!

Just look for the "Libby Lee", if you're unfamiliar that's the name of our long green kayak, with three heads bobbing in it.


Either my readers

are very kind, or none of you realized that whopper of a mistake I put in the Air Show post.  When Jake read the post he laughed and laughed and laughed and I realized that there was a joke on me...  you see "pride cometh before a fall.."  Apparently the Blue Angels do not belong to the Marine Corps, they belong to the Navy. *Blush*


Air Show

We went to the Salinas Air Show last weekend.  It's interesting because we had to pay to get in.  In Cherry Point the air show is always on the base and there isn't any fee to enter.  We got 5 dollars off per ticket since we're military.  That was nice.  We had an enjoyable time and as usual, we laughed... a lot.
During this particular portion of the Show, Silas was having a really good time.  He just loved the Bi-Planes and enjoyed the backwoods Monster Trucks.

This is one of Colby's dear friends, Will.  We were able to have him join us.  He left California on Monday and is moving to Cairo, Egypt.  Colby is sad, but was so pleased he could have Will come along with us.
Samuel was sweet and as long as Jackie shared her Garlic French Fries with him, he didn't fuss.  Despite the ongoing bribery with fries and other goodies he still wore a look of concern the entire time.  I think that's acceptable for a wee lad at his first air show.

Of course Louisa was pleased.  It is her great pleasure to be with her family, especially with her daddy!
Libby insisted she wear her little green coat, because she was cold.  She had fun for most of the time as well.

I had thought about staying home, but realized I'd miss several hours with my family so I decided to go too.  It's a strange thing to see an air show as it draws many strange people, myself included ;) 
Here's Benjamin James and Will, again.  Ben enjoys Will's friendship almost as much as his big brother.  

 We were all having a blast until the Thunderbirds showed up.  The Thunderbirds are the Air Force's version of the Blue Angels.  I must say they were good, but I'm partial to the Marine Corps Blue Angels and the Blue Angels can outperform the Thunderbirds any day of the week.  Sure that's strong talk, but this is my blog and I am a Marine Wife so, if you have family in the Air Force and you're feeling a little offended right now than boo hoo.

Despite not being the Blue Angels, The Thunderbirds were very good and very loud too.  

During the big arrival of the Thunderbirds something happened to my children.  Libby got in Silas's backpack and the two of them prostrated themselves right there at the airshow.  Their little ears were plugged and Libby cried off and on.  It was a very strange situation.  Once the Thunderbirds left, they recovered and we all went home.

This little guy fell asleep right away.  Just check out that dear little arm hold.  I wanted to climb back there and kiss him on the side of his soft little cheek.  Sleep tight Samuel.