Monday, August 27, 2007

We went to go see the U.S.S. Texas! It was soooooooo cool! I had never been on a battleship before, and they turned the whole thing into a 3 level museum. It was neat to see all the things they can fit into that thing....not that it's small or anything.....but there was a barber shop and a hospital and an ice cream shop.....and a dentists office....anyway, it was amazing. The picture above is from the front of the ship- or was it the back? Hmmmm. Well, those guns were HUGE!!! I swear you could fit me in one of them. The kids seemed to enjoy it....a little. It was about 105 degrees that day, so thankfully the 2 lower levels were air-conditioned or I'm sure we would have passed out. Being on the battleship kept sending images from Pearl Harbor into my mind, and thinking about what it would have been like for the sailors on the Arizona, and the other ships.....it was really eye opening. My heart goes out to those who were there. Oh, and the first Marine division ever was made on the U.S.S. Texas! Pretty neat. So, if you're ever in Houston, go just another hour and go see the Texas, it's well worth it!


We have these teeny tiny frogs all over our backyard! Seriously, they're all over!!! This one was smaller than my fingertip, and some of them are about the size of an egg. Whitney's new favorite past time is to go outside and go frog catching. Whitney is really good at it, I'm amazed at how she can catch them and not squish them and send them to little froggy heaven. When I'm trying to sleep at 2 a.m. and there are 50 of them croaking (well, actually it's more like chirping) in my backyard they drive me crazy! So anyway, that's our new excitement. We kind of sort of have pets!