Sunday, March 24, 2013

So Glad When Daddy Comes Home

We survived the 'month without Daddy.'  This past month Greg had to spend his weekdays in Dallas and then a total of 20ish hours with us on Saturday/Sunday.  This is the first time in a couple years that he's had to travel for work & he hasn't been on campouts/high adventures since being released from Young Men, so it had been a while since we've functioned without him--- pre-Luke time.

The best part of the whole experience (besides the beautiful invention that is Skype and doing it as much as we could) was being in Round Rock, last weekend and seeing him like 8 extra hours, just because of the drive difference. Honestly, I don't know how miltary spouses do it; I need Greg.  I get a little shaky without him.

Anyway, we were definitely watched over while he was gone, but it's sure nice to have him back.

Even the kids think so (this was when he came home for good).  He still has one more trip next week, so we're going back up to Round Rock, so we don't have to be alone.  After that, I'm requesting (i.e. hoping) that he doesn't have to travel for another two years.... hey, a girl can dream. ;)

Friday, March 8, 2013

Sea World: Single Mom Style

I really didn't want to spend the whole month without Greg doing NOTHING, so I thought, "let's do something easy... like go to SEA WORLD."

Yeah, I know, I crazy and over-ambitious... but everyone knows that.

It was slightly crazy, but overall a fun day. We spent a lot of time in the kiddo area and I spent a lot of time holding (or chasing after Luke). At the Shamu show, I made sure to ask a nice lady to take a picture in order to document this crazy day.

The kids are I needed some out time to refocus and not get too mad at each other.

Now to survive the rest of the month without Dad...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Luke: 6 Months

STATS: 18 lbs, 27 1/2 inches, 27 head circum

SLEEP:  Still sleeps great.  8-730, with two naps during the day.

FOOD:  He finally turned the 'I like other food' corner.  This month he tried: mangoes, sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, and pumpkin... he REALLY likes Pumpkin.

PLAYING/TOYS:  He's trying to grab for the toys around him, hopefully that encourages him to roll a little more often.

PERSONALITY:  Still chill and so so happy.  He loves watching Jared and Annabelle do pretty much anything. Hopefully he continues to be chill while Greg goes on travel for most of March.

MILESTONES:  rolled back to front 2/4, sat up alone 3/1

RANDOM:  He's getting big, so hopefully he starts moving some more.  He's happy and healthy, so we're trying not to worry.  He's a blessing and I can't believe he's already six months old. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Spontaneous Sea World Morning

Yesterday was supposed to be a typically Saturday.  However, Greg and I changed our minds in the middle of breakfast and decided on a whim to spend the morning at Sea World.  We can do that now, since we have passes.  We're usually not this spontaneous, but we wanted to start the month off with a fun family memory since most of the month is going to be a challenge.

We literally only spent a couple hours there.  We went to the Sea Lion show (since we missed it last time), played on these crazy high nets in the kiddo area, rode the Merry-go-Round (Jared & I rode the Shamu coaster) and then went home just in time for lunch.

The nets had to have been the most memorable thing of the day.  They are literally as high as three flights of stairs.  Jared was all over the nets and then got to one of those fabric tubes.  They are suspended high over the ground, connecting the two different areas.  Jared needed someone to go with him, and since Greg was wearing Luke, I got to do it.  Oh my goodness,  I didn't know I was scared of heights until I got in that tube with my son.  The whole time walking across I thought of things like the weight limit, the ware of the straps, the frequency of quality control checks and it didn't phase Jared at all.

Relaxing in the nets
 After we crossed, Greg, Belle and Luke met us on nets to do a little climbing.  Jared didn't want any help (unless someone *cough* Greg was bouncing the ropes) and Belle wanted to be carried the whole way up--- which didn't happen.  She finally started going when she realized she was safe; she wouldn't go on the coaster or in the tube because she didn't think they were safe.  The best part about those nets was that it was something the whole family could do; Greg and I didn't just sit on the side, we actually got up and had fun with the kids.

This is the reason why we wanted to get Sea World passes this year.  Random days where we just go and have fun.  The kids now ask every day if we can go, I can't blame them, it was exciting to do something spontaneous.


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