Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mini Me's

We've each got our mini me's...

mine is already helping out in the kitchen

and Mike's mini me is learning the excitement of Animal Planet

Saturday, June 25, 2011

It's A Special Day!

We heard it was a special day...

and we think that's awesome!

Grandpa We LOVE You!

and hope you have a great birthday!

Walk This Way

You walk your dogs...we walk our kids. Same Difference. Mine just smell better. Most of the time. Haha.

Actually, these kid leashes can be quite a nuissance or very handy depending on the situation. But, they are a life saver when i need to make quick trips in stores with small aisleways or if i need my hands free. They don't love it, but they are getting used to it and it totally gets the job done until they can better understand "stay with mommy" and "be still".

Friday, June 24, 2011

Family Dinner

One new thing that we've started doing is family dinners at the table. Pre-kids, Mike and I never ate at the table. The first year of the kids life, i was lucky to eat dinner before 8 o'clock. Now with Daddy back, we're trying to make this work. It's a bit of an adjustment--having food ready on time and eating early enough for baths and bed--but we know it's the right thing to do. and yep, Holden's giving you the peace sign! He's been around all these Japanese tourists too long!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Movie Monday

Grand Entrance

Tropic Lightning March and The Army Song



If you have never had the pleasure of going to a homecoming--they are really pretty awesome. The excitement and emotion is so thick in the air you can feel it. Deployments Suck--that's for sure, but if we gotta do them, thank heavens for homecomings. They are my Most. Favorite. Thing. Ever.

I've got a TON of pictures from yesterday and i picked all my favorites to put on the blog...and it's still a mile long--oops. Anyway, i'll let the pictures tell the story, so enjoy!

The Garage
The Car

Getting ready to load up in the car

At the hanger with ALL the decorations

the backdrop

clap. clap. clap
such a happy boy and he doesn't even know the half of it!
The Williamses came to welcome Mike home too.
with the DeSilva Family, their Daddy, Keith, was on the same flight
They are here! That screen behind the soldiers shows them when they are walking in the building and doing their turn-ins. It's exciting and torture all at the same time to see them on the screen and know they are just on the other side of the wall, but we can't see them! They all walk in formation and line up in front of us. This the the first time where Mike was in front of the pack--we didn't have any searching to do to find Daddy this time!


totally checking him out

yeah, we're that couple. :)

the was a rainbow right behind Mike... camera didn't pick it up too well
pretty sunset at the house

Totally awesome day.
It'll be cool with me if we never have another one like it, but it still ranks up there on the list of best days ever. We're so glad to have our family back together! I'm a bit behind, but check back later today, or tomorrow morning for a few special videos.