In the last few weeks since getting to Fort Polk we've been a bit tight on the old cash-o-la so we've had to use our good old imagination (go figure) to keep our selves entertained on a 100% free budget. As such we have explored our new base and attended bbq's with friends and unit bbq's. By the way let me just say that I love Matt's new unit. They are all so welcoming and everyone seems to really mesh well with us so that is always a perk~! Enjoying the majority of those you work with and have to socialize with doesn't often happen, so YAY.
One of the things we did recently was to take a walk around the WWII tanks on display. The kids loved seeing them. Cody and Matthew got really animated about their pictures and wanted to look like they were shooting them, surrendering, or being scooped up by them. Michael isn't in many of them because he was far too excited to see them all and ran ahead so wasn't caught in pictures as often as Cody and Matty. Then last week Matt's unit had a "Mandatory fun day" where the Soldier has to go and socialize with his unit, hey man it's a day off work lol. Family is obviously invited and it is obviously not mandatory for families and I'd LOVEEEEEE to see one of them tell ME what to do.........bbwwwhahahahahaha......ok...soooooo anyways from 9-3ish we were at the gun range on post and they really put on a great bbq. The unit was split up into troops and then into teams competing for the best scores in Skeet shooting Which my hubby BLEW his team away....lol...getting over HALF their team total just by himself. They each shot ten times and Matt got 6 in a row plus one more on his practice shot and his team was really impressed because on average each team mate got one. ..lol. Then they played paintball and out of 2 games Matt only got hit twice, not bad at all and he was the 2nd to last man standing in each game. HAAH go newbie go newbie! I would have had some rockin pictures of the paintball but the mesh netting protecting the on lookers from rouge paint balls made the pictures all turn out black. We had GREAT bbq, all the water and Gatorade we could drink, and for the kids a bounce house, a giant inflate able slip and slide, a rock climbing wall, and a trampoline with the harness for doing flips and so on. THEY HAD A BLAST and were out of my hair most of the day! YAY! I knew Michael and Cody were little spider monkeys and would be the 1st ones sprinting up the rock climbing wall, and they did over and over and over all day, but Matty really surprised me, he climbed that wall all the way to the top by himself and rang that bell on the 4th try, the other 3 he only got 3/4 way up and then thought it more fun to let go and gently glide down on the rope..lol.
We had a great time and it was free. I love how things just tend to take care of themselves like that......no money...some how equals instant fun..lol.
So that's been our fun...... gotta love the Army.