It's been a whirl of fun here. Talk about withdrawal having the boards be down all weekend and then some.
Sunday was Jack's birthday. He is now offically TWO.
Though he's been practicing with the 'two-ness' for a couple of weeks now.
Thanks for the comments about his haircut pictures. He's such a little sweetie most of the time but he did inherit his mommy's temper... and a touch of her red hair.
I did a bit of an update to each of their picture galleries. Here's the link to the Crew.
Still need to add their birthday pictures, they are on David's laptop... at work.
Saturday was really funny. Jackson was ready for his nap but was still finishing up eating his lunch (yes he was still in "PJs" we were just lazying around the house that day). I went upstair to change Aidan and get him ready for his nap. When I came back down I was greeted by THIS
. So I laid Aidan down on the futon (a friend has stayed over the night before so it was still laid flat) and quickly took Jack upstairs and put him down for his nap. I came back downstairs to THIS
. :LOL Aidan recently found that his fingers are tasty and a sediative.
I also took some of Aidan on the floor later that day and some "attempts" at him nursing. Isn't easy to try to take the picture yourself (David wasn't home) and not be able to actually see what you are taking a picture of. :LOL
Went to the park today, it is really nice living two blocks from a gorgeous greenbelt park. The weather was beautiful, it was in the mid 70's. I was able to get a couple of pictures of Jack and one of Aidan
before the battery died.
: I wish I could have gotten a picture of everyone passed out in the wagon on the way back to the house. Quite funny to have a 4 year old, 2 year old and a 5 month old all passed out in a wagon rolling down the street. Aidan lasted about 50 feet from the park and Jack about another 50 feet. :LOL Tori was still "awake" but just barely when we got home. If I'd walked around the block she would have probable been totally out. But man was that wagon heavy with all three of them in it. :LOL And of course it was almost totally uphill back to the house.
It's great to see some of the "oldtimers" popping back in occasionally. Lots of cute pictures.
Savannah- an FSG meeting is a Family Support(Readiness) Group meeting. It's the family members of a deployed (or active) military unit. About 80% of DH's National Guard unit is currently deployed to Iraq. Gone are the days of the National Guard only being called into temperary duty for a few days/weeks for "natural disaster" relief or riot control. Almost all the NG units in the country have been or will be deployed to either Iraq or Afganistan until we are no longer needed there. We met at least once a month to get updated info, address concerns, organize fundraisers, package up the MANY care packages we send out, chat and try to be supportive of each other. Many of the wives have never dealt with deployments before since many of the guys weren't active duty only Guardsmen, there are a few of us who have been through them before so we have a little bit of BTDT to help guide.
I remember the first time I left Tori for longer than 8+ hours for work. I had to fly out to California for my Grandmother's funeral. She was almost 18 months old and I was gone for 3 days. We couldn't afford to fly all three of us out so I went alone. I worried even though I knew she'd be fine with DH. Just the nature of the beast of being a parent.
: to Liam!!
Stacey- sorry to hear about your grandmother.
Hope Tristan is over the stomach bug soon. That can't be fun. I've done that quick crouch down out of sight next to the bassinet a few times myself. :LOL It's 50/50 on whether or not it works.
Aidan still does not sit. He arches his back and timber... the heavy head tips him over.
And it's like he has feet in his butt... its in constant moving motion when I try to sit him up. He rolls back and forth like a pro. Yesterday he reached over and grabbed the blanket (he was laying on) and pulled himself right back over on to his tummy from his back. And he's started doing the pushups into the crawl position... its just a matter of time before he's on the move that way.
And he does the happy Pteradactyl very very well. Especially at 5AM!!
: He's definitely an animal impressionist too. There is the Whoo whoo whoot Owl, the screech cry of the Pteradactyl, caw of the Crow and then my personal favorite... yodeling. :LOL :LOL
It's amazing how much in the last week or so how much more content he is to lay on the floor, or sit in the swing or the "walker". Before it was a case of 5-10 maybe 20 minutes tops and then he was done. Now, he's happy to do his "own thing" for a much longer time. I just need to figure out a way to hang the Johny-Jumpup. What is up with door frames with no molding??