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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sharpening Skills

We decided to Chester last weekend to visit my brother-in-law, Rick and his wife Jill. It's a 45 minutes drive from our place but we love to go there because they own a big piece of land and we enjoy exploring the woods.  
The couple have put some  chemicals to clean up the swimming pool, they said that it would be ready in a couple of weeks.
We brought Dad with us and we also  brought his two old guns together with my husband's 45 caliber.  I never had the courage to  fire a gun  before  but this time I conquered my fear.  
Ms. Burrito is braver than me actually.  She never hesitated to fire Dad's 25 pistol.  Mr. Burrito on the other hand did not want to do it.  He was contented  with his toy gun.  Please don't be alarmed, my husband has  training  when it comes to firing so  it was really safe  to take the kids with us.  We just want to sharpen our skill in handling a gun.
We set up a piece of wood as a target.  Hubby can shoot pretty good.  I  fired twice and Ms. Burrito  tried one shot.  
We went down the hill where it's safe, far from the house.  Going down is fun but coming up is a little hard for Mr. Burrito lol.  Nevertheless, we had so much fun!
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48 comments:

  1. What a fun family day! I'm sure the kids are also looking forward to dipping in that big pool. Here's my MM entry: http://www.pensivethoughts.com/2012/05/we-watched-the-avengers.html

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    1. Yeah ate, they can't wait as they love swimming.

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  2. My brother taught me to shoot. He is always trying to get me to shoot a shotgun, which kicks and hurts. Not doing that. Looks like a fun and educational outing.

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    1. Ha, I don't think I could fire a shotgun lol. I did not even have the guts to try the 45 caliber because I saw how it kicked!

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  3. Too early to teach them how to use the gun :D But this is a great bonding! And the land is indeed BIG!

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    1. Hi Mai, it was just for educational purposes and for family fun time as well. Thanks for visiting.

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  4. Good for you--to practice shooting and to learn gun safety. That looks like a wonderful big property to practice shooting!

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    1. hanks Pat, yes it was fun. I was scared at first but then realized that it is not going to kill me so I enjoyed the moment.

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  5. It's almost as if they think it might hurry along and be ready if they stare at it long enough!

    The target practice looks fun! I love shooting sports.

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    1. Hahaha, they can't wait till the pool is ready. Thanks Kelly!

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  6. That is a beautiful home you visited - the pool wonderful! To learn the art of gun safety is very important, to learn from an expert great. If Mr. Burrito is not comfortable doing it now, that is important to note...he will let you know when he is ready!

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    1. I agree Ralph, besides he is still too young for it. Ms. Burrito on the other hand is fearless and wants to try a lot of things that we do.

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  7. Wonderful shadow shots for the day! A great way to learn gun safety it is an great family time as well! Have a lovely weekend! Happy Mother's Day!

    Sylvia

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  8. I am an avid gun safety fan! I have not had much experience with guns but my hubby likes them and we think it is certainly everyone's right to carry them. Ms. Burrito is quite a smart girl. Your son reminds me of y nephew Troy. He thought football was too violent and decided to stay in band at high school! We all have are strengths and you have beautiful kids! Happy Mother's Day to you!

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    1. That's exactly my son's thing, he said that he'd raher be a rockstar lol.

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  9. Gun safety is very important. They need to know guns aren't toys and should be respected.Beautiful property and you have lovely family. Happy Mother's day and thank you for visiting. Linda

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    1. I agree with you completely Linda. It is never too early to teach kids about gun safety.

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  10. Gun safety is the most important, and it's wonderful the children learn at an early age. Your little girl is adorable and smart! You all look like you ad a terrific time at your bro in law. The children are growing in front of us, my goodness! Have a wonderful Mrs. Burrito's Mother's Day.
    FABBY

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    1. So true Fabby. They are growing very fast!

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  11. what a fun family adventure!!!

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  12. Awww... guns? I don't like it even it's safety ones. I grew up in a battle field in Mindanao, so, my nerves still trembling everytime I see guns.

    But, I am happy to see you guys, having fun.

    Hugs from Stockholm,
    /CHie

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    1. That's my philosophy back then Chie but now I understand how important it is.

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  13. Your kids are so adorable, and it looks like you all had a wonderful and educational time.

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  14. Great shots! My husband is an NRA instructor and a range safety officer so he would love to see that your kids are learning about gun safety.

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    1. Oh really, that's great! Hubby is an NRA member.

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  15. Looks like a wonderful day and your kids are so cute :-)

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  16. What a lovely place. No wonder you enjoy going there and being with your family.

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  17. Terrific place for space to roam and to breathe and to play! Looks as if you all had a fun day!

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    1. It is and the kids just love to explore the woods and see different kinds of bugs and critters.

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  18. What a fun family day! Looks like you all had a really lovely time. :-) Happy Mother's day!

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    1. Happy mother's day to you as well!

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  19. Looks like a lovely day! Have a Happy Mother's Day :)

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  20. What a lovely place to visit - looks like everyone had a wonderful time!
    Great shadows as well!

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  21. What a wonderful environment to inform young people about gun safety; so important. Beautiful photos and a great post!

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  22. firing a gun? hmm, that looks like a fun family adventure...but I am afraid of amunitions, LOL!

    thanks for dropping by my MM entry!

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  23. the kids are adorable as always Sis :-) looks like a fun and adventure drive with the family :-) Dropping by from Mommy Moments.

    http://www.adventurousjessy.com/2012/05/m-m-mommy-and-me-game.html

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  24. Beautiful place for the kids to visit Sis :-) looks like y'all have a blast
    :-) Dropping by from Blue Monday

    http://www.mommies2ks.com/2012/05/blue-print-of-my-little-girls-hand.html

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  25. That's a unique experience. I'm not sure if I could even hold a real gun hehe!

    Late visit

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  26. I love their cowboy hats Sis...so colorful :-) Dropping by from Color Connection

    http://www.mommies2ks.com/2012/05/blue-print-of-my-little-girls-hand.html

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  27. hope you had a great mother's day! :D thanks for linking with us at Mommy Moments!

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  28. awww! what fun day with Grandpa...the pool looks inviting Sis :-) good for you that you fire a gun :-) I am scaredddddddddddddddddddddddddddd :-( Dropping by from Tuesday Travels

    http://www.tropical7107islands.com/2012/05/revisiting-the-royalton-creek.html

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  29. what a beautiful cowgirl in pink :-) Dropping by from Camera Critters

    http://www.kidsnpet.com/2012/05/barney-our-black-cat/

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