Marine Week.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

When I first heard that Marine Week was coming to Boston, my head was immediately filled with images from the Sex and The City episode where the girls showed us all how much fun Fleet Week could really be. After I had picked out my sparkliest number, (no not really) I headed downtown with my little man to see what kind of military adventures we had in store. 

While it was not quite the party that Carrie and company enjoyed, what we saw was equally as awesome. So awesome in fact that my little man made us come back the next day; twice. There may have not been hundreds of cute single bachelors, but the massive amount of artillery definitely made up for it. Filing the following under things I never thought I would see my two year old do...

I never thought I would see my two year old walk through a massive Marine helicopter.

I never thought I would see my two year old drive a giant Marine truck.

Or a Marine Jeep.

I never thought he would climb on top of a tank.

And I especially never thought my two year old would learn how to shoot a machine gun.

That's more like it. All of this "training" definitely made for one hungry boy.

Marine Week is in the Boston Common through friday afternoon. If you are in the area you should absolutely check it out. Tomorrow morning the "birds" will be taking off between and nine and ten. 

Yeah, that should pretty much be the highlight of our year. 


ThatGirl39 said...

Aw.. he must have had such a ball.. what fab days out for him! SC is such a tomboy at heart that she would've loved it too! Great pic of the girls BTW - loved that episode. And thank you so much for the comment on Fashions Night Out post - can you imagine the fun we'd have with that?? I so wish I could come out - do you think we can persuade a designer that they need a 40 something fashion blogger on the front row for fashion week?? xx

Julie Q said...

He looks so tough in the Marine trucks and heli's! Looks like it was the perfect weather for checking all that out :)

ThatGirl39 said...

Morning Yum! Me again.... to tell you that there is an award for you at mine... and it might be shoe related! x

The Mama In Red said...

How did I miss this?! The Son would have loved to go, even with a 1.5 hour drive. How do you hear about this stuff? (I mean aside from that you live there...)

Yummy Mummy said...

Mama: I just literally stumbled upon this one. A friend mentioned that she saw some planes in the common and we just decided to go check it out. I forgot my camera the first two days so that's why I posted so late one it. Bad blogger. I promise to try to put stuff up right when it happens. it really is word of mouth from school, and the parks. I'm make it my mission to use my big mouth to spread it around!