AND her neatly lined-up shoes...
She gave T and I an official AF Parent Pin and a government (form) letter of thanks. (What did I do?!)
A few more details got wrapped up for our time together and we were on our way to picnic in the lovely little park we'd seen the day before, just across the street from the BX. If you know V you know this was a happy little grin, so I'm thinking: "Be afwaid, be vewy afwaid!"
Once at the picnic grounds, I think V finally kinda relaxed a little. We all did.
Out came, errr, ummmm... lunch. This was V's show to run, remember?! So we all went with it ~ and had a darned good time too! To protect the innocent ~ and the incurably clumsy ~ this is the only picture I'll show of the experience. Suffice to say we all had a lot of fun and V was tickled that we did.
After lunch we'd promised her that we could stop back at the Parade Grounds to get pictures of her with her "baby", the SR-71 Blackbird. If this plane wasn't already decomissioned, I'm positive she would have waited for a guaranteed AF job of working on it! It's a beauty.
V and the Blackbird. Cuts a striking figure, doesn't it?
Just in case you doubted that this little jaunt didn't make her insanely happy... I give you the most adorable pic of her we took there. :)
After that it was off to our hotel for a swim and some hanging out time. (I thought it was too chilly, but the kids? Oh no, mom.) This is V beginning the process of taking her hair down...
9 minutes, 15 bobby pins and two hair bands later it still didn't move much!
Into PT gear for a brief workout (very brief. The equipment at the hotel was shoddy.)
Then it was off to the pool... which by the way, proved to be too cold! :-P
The parents weren't hungry and V wanted to shower, wash her hair and relax in civvies a little longer, so J and V enjoyed a pizza in the room. We gabbed and tossed around ideas for Saturday's Town Pass. No decisions were made, which was fine with me.
Soon it was time to bid V good eve. I didn't take a pic of that. I'm already tired of goodbyes.