Saturday, July 19, 2008

Racing Horses and Thundering Birds...

Oh wow. What a great day for good pictures! I took Alex to the airport this morning for his annual 6wks with his dad in FL. Logan LOVED the planes. He was so excited he didn't want to leave. Every time I said it was time to go, he ran to the window and pointed at the planes again. Even after Alex plane had taken off and gone down the run way. Logan wanted to yell "Bye! Bye!" to all the planes that were moving around the airport. It was super cute.
While we were dropping Alex off at the airport and saying 'bye-bye' to planes, one of my dear homeschool friends took Cyan with her to Emerald Downs to watch horse races. Logan and I met up with the group after dropping off Alex and having lunch. We got to the race track about 40 minutes before the horse races started. The kids got a personal tour of the place beforehand and Cyan says it was amazing. I can't wait to get the pictures. :)

The horse races were great though. What a sweet place too! They had little pony rides, a big blow up slide, and a bounce house for the little kids, and of course, they had the horse races for us big kids. It was $5 for us, and no charge for all of the kids.

The kids watched with mouths agape while the horses were running. They even got to witness a horse get pulled for being too jumpy at the start of the race.

It was completely a My Fair Lady moment where they all stopped what they were doing and watched in awe as the horses ran back around the edge of the track and started to round to the finish line.

#4 won...

Isn't that the sweetest surprised face?

#4 getting a pat on the head for running a great race!

Soon after we left for home. We had, after all, been up and in the car, airport, or seat at the horse race since just before 9am. It was time to settle down for an quiet afternoon at home.

Then, on the way home, we started to see the most beautiful fly overs from jets. Logan, still completely in the mood for airplanes, was pointing and yelling each time they flew over. The closer I got to the air force base, the more I realised that these were the Thunderbirds!


Some of these shots take my breath away... they were flying over us at hundreds of miles per hour... we stopped on the side of the freeway with a slew of other gawkers, stopped to watch the Thunderbirds fly over and do their tricks.

I already had my camera set to take action shots due to the races... so I couldn't help pulling it out.

What a fun day to be behind a camera. :)

2 comments:

Kimberlee said...

Very, very cool. My airplane in flight photos never turn out like that.

{{{HUGS}}} on six weeks without your boy. That is a long time and I am sure you are missing him.

Val said...

Kimberlee,

HI! Yes, it is hard without Alex here, but for the first week I am ok. The next week I start buying him things randomly because I miss him, and then by the end, I get used to him not being here and then he comes home. lol! I am used to it though. :)

Val