Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Boy Turned 5!!!

The other day, my "baby" big boy turned 5!!!!  So hard to believe it has been 5 years since we became parents to the most adorable little creature who stole our hearts right away.  What a joy he has been.  He is such a smart, creative, playful, funny, kind, gentle little guy.  He loves to play with his two little brothers, at times he would rather not have the middle one follow him around as much, but they all get along very well.
This year, we were able to celebrate his big day with family.  He LOVED that!!!!  The only downside to the whole day was that Daddy wasn't with us.  He did receive a birthday message that made his day. When I played it for him, he smiled his sheepish smile and said, "Daddy."  These boys love him and miss him so much.  (two weeks down!!!)  We were also able to Face Time, which always help!
Last year I started a questionnaire with him...asking him questions about his favorites.  You can find last years question/answer post here.
Here are this years answers.  Enjoy!!

1. What is your favorite color?  
2. What is your favorite toy?
    Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger
3. What is your favorite fruit?  
4. What is your favorite TV show?
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?
6. What is your favorite outfit?
    Transformer costume
7. What is your favorite game?
    Where The Wild Things Are
8. What is your favorite snack?
    Yogurt covered raisins
9. What is your favorite animal?
10.  What is your favorite song?
    Spiderman (he made on up :) )
11. What is your favorite book?
12. Who is your best friend?
13.  What is your favorite cereal?
     Raisin Bran
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside?
   Play in the snow (snowball fights)
15.  What is your favorite drink?
   Hot chocolate
16. What is your favorite holiday?
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night?
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
    Pop Tart (Thanks grandma ;) )
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday?
20. What do you want to be when you grow up?

I love my little man!!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Living in the Military

We are a military family. A military family has many ups and downs.  You get to explore new places, see new things, make many friends.  You also have to say good-bye to those friends and places.  As a military wife, I quickly make our new homes as much of a home as possible.  Not just for myself and my husband, but our boys.  Their rooms are always the first to be set up so they can have somewhere familiar to go and play.  Then comes trying to make our furniture fit into the new spaces...always a fun chore!  I grew up in the military, so I know what the life is like moving every few years, making new friends, etc.  However, the life is totally different as the wife/mother than as the child.  That was easy!

As I look out my front room window this morning, I see my neighbor preparing her house for her husbands return from deployment.  How exciting for her and her boys!  There is a welcome home Daddy sign and her flag is flying, as are many in our military housing, but it's different when you know a parent/spouse is returning home from duty.  So emotionally overwhelming and exciting.

Then I turn around and look at my house...fatigue bags are packed, extra suitcase is out and packed, my boys are running around trying to help their daddy get ready to leave for his deployment.  It has been almost 10 years since his last deployment and I know he is excited to go.  To get back to what he's "supposed to do."  At the same time, this is our first time with children, so he is sad he will miss watching them grow.  Watching the baby learn to crawl and possibly start cruising.  It was a lot easier when it was just the two of us saying goodbye, see ya in a few months, be safe, I love you!!!  These boys are so attached to their daddy it should be an adventure trying to keep them occupied and distracted while he is gone.  I am so thankful and lucky to have a family that is willing to travel to us and accept us as company to help the time go quickly.

I know we will be fine and the time will seem to drag on, but it will go quickly.  We will be busy with our family to help pass the time and we have an amazing cul-de-sac that will help at the drop of a hat if you need them.  However, I can help but long for the day we are preparing our house for Daddy's return home.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

Well, we are into the year 2013!!! Crazy!!!! What a great year 2012 was. We started off the year still a little shocked at finding out we were having our third baby, the husband spent the first half of the year training for a new job, moved on the hottest weekend/month known to man, had a baby 13 days after moving, hubby started a new job, our middle son's skin completely clearing up(rejoice!!), and so much more. It is so easy to get wrapped up in the busyness of everyday life, but when I, as I'm sure you do too, reflect on the year, we are reminded of how lucky and great full we are for every moment. These next few months will be bumpy in our household, but they will be an adventure filled with many memories I'm sure.
As each year turns, many of us make our resolutions. I usually don't do much. Of course there is the eat better, exercise more, etc, but this year i am setting some goals...get my Etsy shop going again and get back into blogging. We shall see how well this goes with the hubby away and me at home with all three boys :/!
I hope everyone of you have had a wonderful 2012 and a fabulous 2013!!! Merry christmas and happy new year!

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