Hometown Heroes Airshow 2014

I don’t have any projects ready for you yet, so I thought that I’d share some pictures from the air show we went to on Saturday.
We weren’t quite sure what to expect, as far as our kids were concerned. Whether they enjoyed it or not was the million dollar question. The last time we went, the girls were still babes- 2 years old.  The show happens every other year, so the girls had a year in between to grow and mature a bit more.
I’m so relieved that they liked the show; they actually LOVED it! The first thing we saw while parking, were skydivers. That’s when the squealing began! We even stopped on the tarmac to watch for a few minutes.

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I love how chill Addison is in this picture! Maybe they set up their chairs because they were tired of carrying them; I like to think it was to watch the skydivers. (I’m certain that was mostly the issue, anyways. Not having to carry their chairs was just a bonus).

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The smoke from the planes while they did their aerial tricks was another showstopper for the girls- especially if they blew colorful smoke. For me, the precision and smoothness of each manouever was breathtakingly stunning.

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The girls thought this Griffon military helicopter was out of this world, especially the machine guns. Addison liked it so much, she wanted an inflatable gun later on. (We put the brakes on that idea). In the picture of Maren,  the pilot was telling her to look mean while she played with the gun. She nailed it!

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So…Addison did get bored at one point,  and wanted to play on her iPhone.  Since she couldn’t see the graphics on the screen, she put my sweater over her head. Problem solved!

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The snow birds are CF-18 fighter jet are my personal favourites. I didn’t get any pictures of it, but they included some pyrotechnics with the Hornets’ show- pretend bombs and machine gun shots going off. It was very, very cool. At this point in the show, we were inside the VIP tent, enjoying fresh fruit, cheese, buns, lunch meat,  water…it’s nice having neighbors that work for the outfit that sponsored the entire event, who also kindly shared VIP access and tickets with us for the entire weekend. The only money we spent all weekend, was on souvenirs. It was a lucky and nice break!
The snowbirds,  well,  they’re just regal and flawless. They sure are a lot of fun to watch.

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At the end of the day, we lot the kids burn off some energy in the bouncy houses that were also on – site,  but not before we got our faces painted! Addison is a pretty peacock and Maren is Cinderella Princess.
We had so much fun, I can’t wait for the next event!

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2 thoughts on “Hometown Heroes Airshow 2014

  1. Beautiful little girls you have, happy mum! Younger i was loving air shows (i was working in the air force) but now i prefer museum and concerts!
    Hugs from France

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