Saturday, October 31, 2009
We had a great time trick or treating tonight. We were able to stay home all morning and afternoon and enjoyed some family time. We painted pumpkins and made home made macaroni and cheese and then took some naps!! We started our Halloween festivities at Katie's with a dinner party. The kids feasted on mac and cheese and hot dogs while the adults enjoyed Chili and Bread, yumm-oo. It took a few minutes for the 3 of us to get dressed so by the time we got out the door we did not want to come back. We enjoyed some trick or treating with our friends and then headed down the street a little further by ourselves. Emma has so much fun running up to the doors and saying " Happy Halloween" while Logan preferred to keep is real by just saying "candy" and then standing there long after they gave him a piece (he would say "Thank You" on his way down the sidewalk). In the end the kids came out with 2 gallon size bags of candy. 1 bag of chocolate made it into the deep freezer and then other was successfully placed in a Soldiers hands!!!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Today was a great Halloween Eve. Logan and I started the day with a nice Video Teleconference with Daddy. Logan showed off his naughtiness and then ran around the little room with misc. keys. After running errands and getting Logan down for a nap, Katie came over and I was able to go to Emma's school and watch her parade and join her for the Halloween Party. Those kids were so cute and were having a TON of fun eating all the extra candy!!! This evening we headed to Trunk or Treat at church. We had a blast doing all the little games they had set up for the kids. I think the highlight was bouncy in the bouncy. And they both enjoyed the dart gun:)
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Logan had a fun filled busy 2nd Birthday today. We started the day by going to the YMCA and h got to play with his friends. We headed over to McDonalds Play Place for some fun and lunch next. Logan was having a great time until around 1 or so when he started to get tired. I quickly high tailed it to Walmart because I wanted to help him spend some of his birthday money. The kid came out with some nice toys. Our night was rounded out with Pizza and cupcakes for dessert. The kid was super tired tonight and fell right to sleep with his new Cars blanket.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
This is a extra video clip from Sunday. We took out all the clippings, eyes, confetti, tissue paper, and glue and make masterpieces!!!
Today was a super busy day. I had the privilege of attending a ladies club here in Carthage and speak about being a Military Spouse surviving multiple deployments. After running back and forth from post twice, Logan and I watched Emma at Jazz class. And then hurried home so I could make dinner and get these kids to bed!!!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Today was a great day. Logan and I were able to hang out around the house and Carthage all day. We even had a chance to play a little basketball at the YMCA. Today was one of those days that I can take a deep breath and know I can and will handle everything that comes my way.
After Emma came home from school we headed to the basement to paint. I knew Logan would not last long. But I was able to get two cute little clips on the kids and their creativity.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Just an extra clip from our time with Aunt Holly.
Today I get my 24 hour break so I thought I would post really quick because I will try not to be online tonight. I can already taste the Chinese and wine. I am so looking forward to a nice quite movie and then hopefully sleeping a little late tomorrow.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
This afternoon, I decided we should do some fun stuff. Since most of our afternoons are filled with running around getting ready for activities. So after school we enjoyed some hot chocolate and marshmallows. Emma, of course Loved this and wanted more. Logan does not have much of a sweet tooth and after he spilled most of the hot chocolate all over his clothes he said all done and left the marshmallows.
Next up was a craft. I found the idea in a Family Fun Magazine. It was too simple to take some paper and draw a tree trunk and then splat the colors of Fall on a paper plate and let the kids sponge paint leaves on the paper. Logan did great and enjoyed this for a whole 2 minutes before he was done. Emma took her time with the alphabet sponges and then painted the entire piece of paper multiple colors, it really looked nice. As I explained to her that you can hardly see where the grass stopped and the fallen leaves began. And she started to laugh and said, "yah".
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Kid cracks me up!!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The night we celebrated Logan's Birthday with Aunt Holly we made homemade meatballs and spaghetti. Logan first ate the texas toast and then pushed the plate away. Out of nowhere he started to shovel food into his mouth.
The clip of Emma is a special clip just for Daddy from his princess.
Thank you for understanding.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Today we celebrated Logan's 2nd Birthday a few weeks early. We had a big dinner just the 4 of us and then opened presents from Matt, Emma, and I. And Aunt Holly and Uncle Ricky got Logan some Tonka books. Logan received 2 Thomas Train Sets and a Gorilla guy from Matt and I. And Emma got Logan a fire truck. He had a great time. After playing with the toys we sang Happy Birthday to Logan and enjoyed some cake and ice cream.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
The days are going by so nicely and smoothly. Even though I have been super busy I feel very relaxed and hope Holly feels the same. Thankfully, Holly was here this week and was able to give me a chance to get some stuff done. Emma and I enjoyed a trip to the movies Sunday afternoon. I had a meeting on Tuesday that Holly watched Emma for and that was a big help. I think we are home for the day tomorrow and will enjoy the a easy lazy Saturday morning before we head to the airport after lunch. It has been so nice to have her here.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
This evening Aunt Holly took Emma to her dance class and then spent some time with Emma at home while I was at a meeting. Emma really enjoyed this special time of playing lots of games and was even able to play by "Emma rules" and really enjoyed herself.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Today was a beautiful cold fall day in the North Country. After church today we took Holly to the Burrville apple cider mill where we picked out pumpkins. After we spent some time near the water walls and played by the pumpkins we went inside the store to buy some fresh hot apple cider donuts and caramel apples, YUMMY:)
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Aunt Holly flew in today. We are so excited to have here with us for a straight week. It is a real treat for me to be able to go to the Olive Garden when I am in that area so I did not resist the opportunity. We enjoyed a great pasta meal and laughs before we made the long ride back home. Holly and I got the kids into bed relatively quickly and then chatted for a little while we watched Oprah before I started to fall asleep on the couch. It was a busy day but ended with excitement about the week ahead.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
This is not very good lighting and I will try to get a better one of the next couple of days. But this little girl surprised me the other night while we were on Skype with Nana and said the Pledge of Allegiance. I was so amazed and asked her when she learned that and she said last year in Pre-School!!!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Today was probably one of the busiest days we have had in awhile. After lunch I quickly took Logan to Day Care so I could go to a important meeting. I was even able to see Matt via a Video Tele-conference so that kind of set the entire day:) After picking up Logan we got home just in time to get a snack ready for Emma to get off the bus and head straight to Daisy Scouts. She LOVED it, and I am afraid despite the busy day I am going to have to keep it up. While Emma was at Scouts I was able to quickly run home and slice apples and heat up chicken nuggets for dinner. The kids ate on the run after we picked Emma up and headed to swim lessons. We finally got home and I had the kids in bed by 8. Busy, Busy, Busy.. It is helping the time pass quickly. Seems crazy to think Matt has been gone over 9 months now. And I am happy and a little hesitant to say but it looks like we are hovering right around seeing Daddy in 2'ish months!!!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
You can enter my bib number and it should come up 19302
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I headed a few years later for a incredible experience. There were nearly 30,000 runners that ran in DC today. When I started the race I could not help but feel all the energy and excitement around. I started the first 3 miles at a steady 8:45 min mile and felt incredible. As the runners started to thin out a little I slowed down so I could take my 30 second walk breaks every half mile but found myself maintaining a 9:45 min pace with very few walk breaks. This was such a incredible experience. I am already looking forward to next year.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
ARMY Ten-Miler here I come!! I am so excited that this day has FINALLY came. The above pictures Emma took for me. I am excited to have designed the back of my T-shirt that I will be wearing. This 10 mile race means a little more than the accomplishment of running 10 straight miles. It means that I have made it 7 years in this modern day Army. Our marriage is a Strong marriage that has withstood 3 deployments. This body of mine has carried and snapped back (and then some) after 2 pregnancies. And I learned that I am a runner. 7.3 years ago, I would never have imagined this is were I would be. But, while I moan and groan sometimes, I would not take any of it back. Army Strong!!
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
It was a easy lazy day around here. Logan was not feeling well last night and I too was not quite myself today. So we hung out on the couch and enjoyed a day in our PJ's:)