George will be four in September and you know what that means! George will be old enough to join the local baseball team! To kick off Memorial Day after some gun shooting practice with his friends, Scott started teaching George how to hit a baseball! I was so surprised at how quickly George picked it up with keeping his right arm up and having such a beautiful swing! He even hit a ball during his first instruction with daddy! Scott kept the lesson short, about 5-10 minutes, but we all had fun and smiled the whole time. Emilie also loved helping get the stray balls and bringing them back to daddy!
After practicing some baseball, we went on a short walk over to the horse corral and scooped out where the playground will be in the future. We’re in the planning stages now at the moment. We’ll have to weed whip the corral, cut up dead trees to make mulch, and then figure out the playground itself (where to get it, etc). We may build part of it to make it more special for the kids. It'll be awhile till we even officially start the hard part of making the dream a reality, and then some more time till it's actually completed... In the meantime though, I think the kids will have just as much fun playing on the rocks.
WARNING: This is political! Most political opinions are expressed in the last paragraph. To avoid going into cardiac arrest, please do not read last paragraph (unless you want to know why I’m voting for Trump).
We did it, we went! In one of the biggest adventures of our lives; we went and saw the future President of America! I was a little hesitant to go at first you know, with the crowds and such, but we played it safe and got in and out in one piece! Hubby lead the way, and we went around the longer scenic rout for safety and entered in through the back. Going there through Sea Port village was so beautiful and made the long walk from parking more enjoyable for the kids. Not only did we see the beautiful sea, sea gulls and quaint shops, but we also saw many police officers on motorcycles whirling past who waved to George with a smile. We even saw a security robot (probably still in testing) who came right up to George to say hi! Cool, right?
Once we made it to the edge of the Conference Center, we showed our tickets to Police who allowed us to get to the next check point of entry. Oh my gosh, there were so many police. It was fun to see them all very chill, standing around with relaxed smiles and happy demeanors. They were actually having a good time hours before the official rally began and the protestors started throwing stuff at them. The protesters were our main hesitation about going, but Scott and I were cautious, and Scott always lead us using the back way to avoid them.
There were thousands of people that came to the rally and we all had to leave our water at the door (so not cool, we didn’t have water for the entire event) as we proceeded to go into a massive room full of lines for the metal detectors. There were about 12 lines, but we went on the last one at the edge (I couldn’t let myself be in the middle of a crowd that big) and the line proceeded pretty fast. After going through the metal detectors, we were all given Trump signs and went as fast as we could to the front. We actually got pretty close to the front being early, but once we got there we couldn’t just leave because we’d loose our spot… and not find each other again (the conference center filled all the way to the back of the room once the event officially began, which was at least 5 basketball courts long). We were positioned about 10 feet away from the camera stage on the left and I found some comfort in being close to the edge (though I wish we had been closer). We got there around noon and there were many speakers till about 1:30pm and then we waited about 45 minutes before Trump came out. My totally favorite speaker in the pre-event was Sarah Palin. I had no idea how hilarious she was. If there is any woman who could be “girly” and a “strong woman figure,” it’s her! We all were grinning the entire time! I’ve honestly never really thought much of her, but seeing her in person I really do like her now and she’s totally my favorite!
During our 45 minute wait, there were several people in need of medical attention from heat exhaustion. We all were pretty hot and thirsty too, but had nothing to drink. George suffered less since he was preoccupied on the phone, but Emilie just looked plain miserable. I was happy that I could actually breastfeed her to get some liquid in her, but it sort of went all to waste once she projectile vomited onto the woman behind us (as well as a little on the woman next to her)… luckily it was only on their feet… and a little of their pants (she was sitting down on the floor too)… she wasn’t too happy about it, but at least it was just breast milk, right? Oh my gosh, was that was so embarrassing. Well, after emptying her stomach out, and Scott convincing me to stay, Emilie had a nice nap on my shoulder for the rest of the waiting and most of Trumps speech. We gradually inched our way forward about 5 feet away from the women who Emilie puked on…
When Trump finally came out, the volume cranked up and the excitement soared! I was mostly excited to see his hair in person more than him himself, but hearing him was exciting too! And just think, we’ll probably never be able to see him again in person. The whole time, there was a common energy of emotion from the crowd of finally getting justice and vengeance against the political system. The government that has betrayed us all and won’t listen, and the strings, games and ties within are too strong. No one will listen to us! He will! That’s why we don’t care what the media think/says/feels. If they’ll rant against him, all the more to like him. The media lies and filters to show the negative and what their corporates want them too. Politicians have their own game, and the Republicans we’ve elected have betrayed us over and over again, doing exactly the opposite of what they said they’d do. I actually had unaffiliated myself Republican party because of how they would turn around and not do what they said they’d do once elected in office. I think many democrats feel the same way about their own party, at least some of them. Anyway, if you mess with the American people long enough, prepared to get screwed. We’re sick of the status quo! They’ve lied and they’ve lied and they’ve lied to us. We’ve finally found a way to have our Revolution legally and without bloodshed and Trump is our ticket people! Our Constitution has been ripped to shreds and cannot function anymore in a system full of so many corrupt people. I think Trump will lead us on a path of healing, shake things up, and hopefully get us on our way back to healing by really giving them a run for their money. They all hate him, and that’s exactly why we love him! The government has NO say in who we vote for anymore. True, Trump probably will not do all that he says he’ll do (no one ever has, it’s impossible). Part of why he’s probably putting his positions so hard right is so he can bargain and stay somewhere in the middle… at the very least he’ll stir things up. And at the very least, I’d like that to happen!
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