Friday morning Jerome was still at the base and was going to be busy there for several hours. There really wasn't much to do around the base so we decided to spend the day in Alexandria, until Jerome was free to go.
We went to the mall. Spencer picked out a new pair of swim trunks and the girls a bikini. We had lunch and then headed back to Leesville.
We picked Jerome up and then headed to the hotel so he could shower.
We went to dinner, a place Jerome told us about. The kids were all wanting to try crawfish and alligator, so we went to Catfish Junction.
After placing our order about twenty minutes later our waiter came out to let us know that they had run out of crawfish. The kids were disappointed but Jerome promised them he would make sure that he got them crawfish from Louisianna before they left.
We went back to the hotel, put our pajamas on and Spencer and Jerome started doing what they always do.....wrestling.
I know this is one of the things our kids, especially Spencer, one thing that they really miss when Jerome is gone.
Saturday we slept in, had breakfast at the hotel and went swimming.
We had lunch at a local Mexican restaraunt there by the base.
Then we had to go to the base, Jerome had to pick up some things he needed from his room.
He drove around showing our kids different places he had been for training and what he had done.
Since it was a room full of men, the girls and I stayed outside.
Natalie and Katie entertained themselves while we waited by playing more hand games.
We stopped at Alligator Lake and let the kids play on the playground (there REALLY isn't a lot to do around the base).
At first Spencer was sitting with Jerome and I asking us how much longer we had to be here and that he was bored. I guess he gave up on being bored and decided to join Natalie and Katie.
They were all LOVING Jerome pushing them on this spinning thing.
Then it was Jerome's turn...they warned him it would make him dizzy.
Jerome had to sit down when they were finished with him.
Then the kids convinced me to try it out. They weren't kidding about it making you dizzy. I love how Jerome is laughing at me (I was barely standing at this point).
Then later on our way back to our hotel we stopped at a place called Mud Bugs and Jerome picked up some crawfish. We went back to the hotel and Jerome taught them how to peel and eat crawfish.
Katie wouldn't eat it at first but ten minutes later she was sitting at the table with Jerome and Spencer eating the crawfish. I tried one, it was good....but Jerome peeled it for me.
Katie picked out a few and called them her "family" and gave strict instructions that no one was to eat her family of crawfish.
When they were at the end of the bucket of crawfish, Jerome looked at Katie and said, "You know you are about to lose your family". Katie laughed and shared the rest of her crawfish with her Daddy.
Then we went swimming in the pool and later climbed into bed.