Monday, July 25, 2011

seabee days!

seabee days...or daze? i think we were all feeling pretty dazed after 4 hours in the blazing sun minus sunscreen. yep...i'm that mom that forgot to slather my family in spf before an all day outdoor summertime event. someone call cps. can't win 'em all i guess and we have the lobster look to prove it. so seabee days is the annual base carnival here at lovely naval base ventura county. what's a seabee you ask? good question. in a nutshell...seabees are the navy's own group of construction workers and engineers. yep, my hubby is in the navy but no boats for my guy. confused yet? during WWII the government realized they needed a group that could build anything and carry an M16. hence the motto "we build, we fight." so seabee days is all things fair related and all things seabee related crammed into a tiny little base carnival. where else can you eat a deep fried twinkie while climbing inside a hummvee or 7-ton dump truck? it's a little boy's dream come true...little girl's too.

tatum and her ever present sidekick carmen.

my little guy at the wheel with our nephew roman, and two fruitcakes they picked up on the side of the road.

i'm a coke girl personally but roman was looking oh so cute in his pepsi shirt.

cute seabee girls

my guys

wes was fascinated with the working horn on this old WWII was every other child at the carnival.

instagram takes the best carnival pics. i'm slightly obsessed with instagram at the moment. i just love how it makes photos look old timey (is that a word?) and grainy. so at the peak of digital photo technology i'm taking crappy quality photos on my iphone and making them even crappier through instagram. makes perfect sense. (on a side note last week wes broke my already crappy 6 year old camera so sadly all the pics for this post are iphone snaps)

chance and his sisters nicky and char and char's hubby ray. they all sweetly made the drive up from anaheim and san diego to go to seabee days with us. we had the best time and it made me realize how little we see of our family and how fun it is when we can all hang out.

hawaii shave ice in cali is NOT shave ice at all. after 3 years in hawaii chance and i have very strong feelings on shave ice. it cannot be duplicated...sad but true.

this is what you get when you have a married couple pose for a photo mid argument. the wife turns on the cheesy grin and the husband stands there looking ticked. i'll spare you the details of the argument...but it was involving how much money was being spent to win a goldfish. i'll let you fill in the blanks.

sleepy boy

i swear all this kid needs is his "blankie" and "new nee" aka pacifier and he naps like a champ anywhere!

auntie char and tatum

luckily the hubs and i had managed to make-up in time to snap this family pic in front of the new seabee museum that just opened this past weekend. super cool and really interesting. i can't wait till our kiddos are old enough to fully grasp chance's job and all he's accomplished while serving our country for almost 14 years.

all in all a super seabee day but mama definitely needed this lovely concoction at the end of the festivities. hoorah margaritas!

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