January 27, 2009

Up, Up, and Away

This past weekend I fulfilled a birthday promise to Scot.  Now, I'm not a big fan of the "I promise" gift because it is often left unfulfilled.  As it stands, it was a year late, but at least it happened!!

Scot got to take a helicopter flying lesson.  And by lesson I mean he sat around a conference table with an instructor for, oh, about 15 minutes, then hopped into the helicopter and proceeded to be fully in charge of flying it, by himself, while the instructor was sightseeing.  I think it freaked out my husband a little bit, even though he loves a good adventure and is no stranger to air travel.

The best part is that the instructor finished with Scot (translation: Mr. White Knuckle needed to get on solid ground) and still had about 12 min. left in the session.  The instructor offered to take me up, but being the self-sacrificing mother that I am, I graciously handed off the privilege to the boys.  They LOVED getting to "peer" into people's backyards and confirmed what we already know, we are the ONLY family in our area without a pool.....THE ONLY ONES. Hmmmmm.........just like G is the ONLY 4th grader without a cell phone, but that's for another post on another day.


  1. FUN!!!! Can you promise me one of those for my birthday?? LOL

    And yea....kids and cell phones UGH!!! Hunter is begging for one now too....but I told him around the age 10. Now I realize that would probably be G's age?

  2. yeah G probably is the only kid in the 4th grade without a cell phone...sorry!

  3. Ha! Too cute that the boys come back from a helicopter ride with news about the pools!

    I finally caved on the cell phone in the seventh grade, I think. There are weeks that go by without it being charged!

    So, does Scot think he ever wants another lesson?



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