Monday, August 3, 2009

Blue Skies for Launch

A blue Monday Post hosted by
Sally at the Smiling Sally Blog.
Hope you'll visit again!

You would never know it by the looks
of the sky in this picture but there
were storms to the north and the south
of us on Saturday as we launched rocket
after rocket.

Those coming down to our Southern Lancaster
County location from the North drove through
torrential rains. The wind was a bit higher
than we normally like to launch in, as well,
but we had a great time and no rockets were had to be retrieved from a hog pen
on the other side of the road...
but it wasn't lost!

Several smaller rockets had launched without problems so
Pastor Mike pulled out his large rocket. He has invested
a lot of time and effort into this one so he rarely shoots
it. He has to feel very comfortable with the conditions.

The boys stand in anxious attention as it is prepared
to be placed on the launchpad. They actually saluted as
it lifted off. So funny!

Just a sampling of the rockets...
This was made by my friend, Kelly's
husband and boys. They each helped to
build it and then each was responsible
to paint one section.

One ready to launch!

Mikey's Dragonfly...

In between launches the boys did what
boys do so well...they played in the grass.
A little wrestling and competition.

And what do girls do during all of this
fun? Well, if you are a chihuahua named
Chloe, you chase the rockets as they come
down...until you are just too tired and
hot to do this anymore.
Then you lay in the grass with Chelsea.

Until finally you are all rested
up and ready to play again.

Happy Blue Monday to you!
By the way...Barb is hosting a most delightful giveaway at her blog.
I do hope you will stop by and visit Bella Vista today.
If you haven't met this lovely blogger, I highly recommend you do it now.
You'll love her and the wonderful decor she excels in presenting.


SmilingSally said...

Chloe is a cutie; I can easily see how she won her place into your home and hearts. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Tracy said...

oh, that all looks like fun... And Chloe is such a little doll! Happy week to you all! :o) ((HUGS))

Shirl said...

Hello Happy Blue Monday, what a cute post and Chloe is a doll!
I'm gonna have to check out Longwood Gardens blog, I did not know they had one and we used to love to go there when we lived in NJ. Miss that place!
Bless you, Shirl
SHirls Rose Cottage

Cindy said...

What a sweet pup. Looks like it would be fun to watch.

LV said...

Very nice post. I always enjoy hearing what other people do in their lives. Bless you.

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

YOu are right, I wouldn't suspect a storm has passed. We have one coming in our place :-( We just had one left and then another coming.

Your family looks like you have a wonderful day spent :-)

Happy Blue Monday!


Gee said...

Nice posting. I guessed they really enjoyed being together. Thanks for sharing.

Tracy said...

what fun!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful post, Becky!

I also enjoyed seeing your beautiful Mosaic Monday contribution.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Becky, your pictures are, as always, just totally delightful. Your daughter is a very pretty girl. I love how she looks directly into the camera!

Thanks so much for mentioning my link and entering my giveaway. You have always been wonderful to me....I appreciate your support more than you know!

Hugs, Barb

Charm and Grace said...

Such lovely, lovely pictures!! It looks like you had a glorious day.


Vickie said...

Lotsa boy fun! My boys used to love to do the rocket thing! Then they made a potato gun launcher and forgot about rockets!

I have a little chihuahua, too. Your little Chloe is precious!

I'm Julia said...

Hi Becky :-) I admit to being a wee bit frightened of bottle rockets. Just call me a weinie, I'll stand way back & watch. Or better yet, lay in the grass with a darling pup like little Chloe.

Nicole said...

That looks like such an awesome fun time :D
The puppy and your daughter are great as well, how funny :D!
Have a great day!

Elizabeth said...

Looks like a fun, family day! Have a great week.

Joyce said...

Chloe is the cutest and the rocket is bigger then her:)

~~Deby said...

oh that looks like fun...
and my Chloe-chihuahua would be doing the same...

ClassyChassy said...

What great MAN FUN! Love the little dog!

Miss Sandy said...

What fun! I love that boys gave a salute to the pastors rocket!

Thank you for your sweet prayers of encouragement. If today is any indication of the week, it is shaping up to be a great one!

RobinfromCA said...

It reminds me of the movie "October Sky" - looks like so much fun! Your little Chloe is so cute. I also have a little Chihuahua named Chloe and I think she would love to chase rockets around a big grassy area!

Happy Blue Monday!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

ellen b. said...

Hi Becky! This really looks like fun. I remember when my kids got to shoot off rockets for one of their science classes. They really enjoyed that. Have a great week..

prof en retraite said...

Hi Becky! How fun! It looks like everyone had a good time! And Chloe surely is a cutie! Happy week!...Debbie

jeanne said...

Hi Becky, just what boys love to do. Play and build rockets. I love your photos. Especially of Chloe and Chelsea. too cute for words.


charmine said...

Hi Becky,Thanks for coming by.This is a lovely blue post,what a fun way to spend the day.Why,you have such lovely blue eyes,goes with the blue post.I came by yesterday but couldn't comment.Have a good week.

Terry said...

Howdy Becky
Happy Blue Monday to you and yours.
What a wonderful post !
Thank you for sharing all the fantastic photos.
You are such a blessing.
May the rest of your week be filled with great moments of special happiness for you and yours.
HAppy Trails