Sunday, December 18, 2011

When will I post again?

Maybe when Blake gets home. Yeah. That sounds good. See you in April. Maybe sooner if the boys let me sleep.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Not really much of an update picture wise. That will come later tonight.
We got home from California on October 30. Totally forgot the next day was Halloween (found out when kids started walking up to our door in costumes) so we didn't go trick or treating OR pass out candy. I put out a "no candy" sign, shut the front door and put a movie on so the boys wouldn't hear anything. I figure they're young enough this year for it to not matter much. Next year will be different.
Other then that, we've just been getting settled back in after 2 months of being away. Cleaning up dead Rollie pollies, dead roaches, dead geckos, dead fish, and dead plants. We did have someone feeding the fish and plants but . . . oh, well!
Today is Jacob's 3rd birthday! We were supposed to go out for pizza but all three of us are sick so we went to Target to get some underwear for Jacob (until today he only had a couple accidents), but I did get him a birthday icee at the food place. And I told him he didn't have to share with Josh. But he did anyway. Josh and I were sharing a Pumpkin Spice Frappicino.

Some stats for the boys as of yesterday:
Josh - 24 lbs and 34" tall
Jacob - 42 lbs and 42" tall

They are getting so big!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Pictures from Afghanistan!

Blake sent us some pictures! Hopefully none of these violate OPSEC in any way. :/ There were a ton more of vehicles and land and soldiers doing stuff, but these were most of the ones he was in.

Jacob saw this picture and said, "Daddy's smiling at me!"

There was one picture that had a ton of soldiers in it and Jacob said, "Wow! That's a lot of Daddy Soldiers!"

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Found some pictures!

Ok. So I kinda lost my camera for a little while and forgot that I had pictures on there that hadn't been posted. Some of these pictures are a little out of order but by the time I realized it I was near the end and didn't want to take the time to fix it. So here ya go . . .

Sorry Mom. I told you I wouldn't post it but I just had to. When Jacob saw this picture this morning he said, "Oooohh! Grandma's a lion!" :)Joshie's first hair cut!! Before and After.

We had a Company BBQ for the 4th of July and these are the cupcakes I made.
Jacob snuck a chocolate Cadbury Creme Egg out of the fridge. He's trying to shove it all in his mouth before he gets in trouble.

This is at the Company BBQ for the 4th of July. Jacob usually HATES (with an extra big H) bounce houses but he LOVED this one. I think he just liked the slide.

Face painting - dinosaur

Here he is making a picture frame.

They had a under 5 pie eating contest. Jacob took one bite of the whipped cream and didn't want any more. He didn't even make it to the pudding underneath.

More camping pictures.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The sign says "4 weeks of deployment." Ha! I just now noticed. It's supposed to say 4 MONTHS. Oh well! It was still fun. There is a program here called "Blue Star." When soldiers deploy, the families that are left behind receive a special card - the blue star card - which allows them to go to special (free) activities, receive discounts, and (my favorite) 20 hours of free childcare a month. We took this picture last Friday night. We went to a movie night. It was supposed to rain so instead of watching outside, they moved it indoors. We were the third family in line and I ended up getting a free movie ticket (only the first 100 people over the age of 10 got them). While we were here we all got free (<---I really like this word) (gourmet) popcorn (AMAZING! Caramel corn with the bottom half dipped in milk chocolate and the top drizzled with white chocolate), hotdogs, lemonade, kool aid, and otter pops. We watched the movie Megamind. Well, we watched part of it. Jacob was doing so well. He just sat there watching. But Joshie decided to let everyone know (VERY vocally) that he was tired and wanted to go home. So about 30 minutes into it we left. That's ok. We own the movie anyway. I just took the boys for a change of scenery, free dinner and a movie ticket. :)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

I'm so far behind it's not even funny.

Jacob deleted most of my pictures so these aren't the best ones but it's all he left me with.

Every year for the 4th of July Schofield Barracks puts on a spectacular all day event. There are rides, a petting zoo, food, games, live music, a car giveaway, a military working dog show, and the day ends with fire works. We went early in the morning so we would be able to go home (it was a few blocks away) and take a nap before the fireworks.

This is the only animal he touched. He did take a pony ride and I got a terrific video but he deleted that.

There was a family from our ward that we ran into and we spent a little while with them going on a couple rides. I think it's so cute to see them holding hands so they don't get lost.
They went on the helicopter ride and Jacob was loving it until he saw me and then he started crying. (That picture is on my friend's camera.)

Blake said no leash for Jacob but he didn't say anything about Jacob holding us on a leash. LOL!!

This is the boys watching fireworks. Sometimes they liked it, sometimes they didn't.

Did I mention that in the middle of the show it started POURING rain. This picture was taken after just a few minutes.

This is where Jacob decides that he's done and wants to go home.

Our ward went on a camping trip. A few families stayed the whole time - we were one of them. I have to admit I was INCREDIBLY nervous. I wasn't going to go but my mom talked me into it while she was here. It was a lot of fun. We had to buy a tent but I got a great deal on it. $60 for a tent that can hold two queen size mattresses and is 6' 2" high so Blake can almost stand in it. I brought the pack and play for Josh to sleep in and Jacob slept with me on the air mattress. I've discovered I don't like sleeping with him. He gets incredibly warm and is a cuddler. I can't stand having people sleep that close. His elbow in my side, legs draped across me, no thank you. Next time he gets his own bed. But it was was a lot of fun. There were a couple of little girls there to take care of the boys.

Josh discovered chewing on his toes is fun.

His face is messy from eating dirt. You can tell this is my 2nd child. One of the girls ran up to me and told me and I told her that as long as he wasn't eating rocks or roaches I didn't care.

There was a little boy there around Jacob's age. Grant's family lives down the street from us and are in our ward. He's one of Jacob's favorite kids to play with.

One night while we were making smores (again pictures are missing due to Jacob deleting), we found some frogs.

Here Charity is trying to capture it.

Charity and her prisoner.

Clay helped his dad to catch another one and Charity wanted to play.

Making the frogs kiss.

Lately Jacob has been on a fruit kick. His latest discovery is oranges.

On one of our after dinner walks we saw the moon and now Jacob always looks for the moon in the sky. I don't know why but whenever he sees a moon when it's daylight he calls it "Daddy's moon." This is the boys favorite cart because they can "drive". It drives me nuts because there is only one seat belt.

Dinner time fun. At least it was fun for the boys. Not for the Mommy who had to clean it up.

Jacob loved pulling Joshie around in the bucket. Joshie loved riding. I loved that they were playing nicely together.