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. :)