Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Deployment, You Never Disappoint.

I almost made it through the deployment without car issues. So close! This time hasn't been as traumatic or dramatic as the 1st and 3rd deployments, just a nuisance. There are just some things you can always count on :)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Team Sharks

Macen had his 1st soccer game over the weekend. He's excited to be back out there. They did great for their first game. Macen got a goal in while 3 other kids were trying to block him right at the net. He was pretty proud to get it past all of them.

Monday, March 31, 2014


I am not a fan of the countdown chains for deployments when kids are involved. In our experience, James rarely makes it home on the "given" date. But in this case I made an exception because of Maddox. Thankfully, Macen is old enough that I was able to explain to him we may need to take off extra days or add on extra days at the last minute. The boys are really, really done with this deployment. We are still doing daddy kisses but unless I set them out, they have lost interest in it. Maddox has been saying he misses daddy multiple times a day since January and I have been telling him since February he will be home soon. I'm pretty sure he doesn't believe me anymore since James still isn't home. They are excited they get to tear off their own strip every day so hopefully this will help pass the next few weeks.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Afternoon Fun!

Maddox got brave and was jumping from the top of the stairs into the pile.

It took the cats about 2 minutes into Maddox's lunch break before they started wrestling in the paper. And every time I came near the living room, they would both stare at me like I was going to take away their fun any minute.

Macen's "belly flop"

Making it snow - apparently they didn't get enough of it this winter.

I think they enjoyed it! No hesitations on helping pick it up either.

Macen thought it was hilarious to pile it on me while I was talking pics of them.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Bad Idea

So I thought I'd try a night where everyone slept in mom's bed. I think Macen and the cats are the only ones who got a good night sleep. I have no idea how people co sleep. I was kicked and elbowed as Maddox tossed and turned all night. Finally, a little after 4am he was struggling to get back to sleep so I asked if he wanted to go to his bed. He said yes and we were both able to get some solid sleep finally.

The furry boys didn't seem to mind

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Build A Dino

The boys got to build a dino at the TRex Café. They loved it! I wasn't sure Macen would like it but he was all about it during the process. They got to push the pedal to pump stuffing in, brush it and pick out some clothes and sunglasses for them. Maddox had his tag along on errands this morning already. He also told me his was "awesome dude, like me". Haha!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

KC Library and Science City

Macen got an early start on Spring Break so we headed to the KC Public Library to check out the book walls and then to Science City.

Science City

They would have stayed at the water table all day if I had let them.

Talking back and forth to each other across the playground.