Last night Jeremiah lost his second tooth. He really nursed this one along so it literally just fell out as opposed to him pulling it.
Last night he wrote a beautiful note to his tooth fairy so I thought I'd share it. He has such a sweet heart!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Nathaniel has loved the couple of baby ball pits he's been exposed to. When I went to use an amazon gift card that was given to him I knew exactly what would give him a thrill. I set up his play pen when they arrived and put them in. Now even the big boys are having fun figuring out all the different what's to play with them!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Today the 2 big boys competed in their first ever chess tournament. They both fell in the middle of the results somewhere but had a great time and can't wait for the chess club at the library next month!
Nathaniel didn't have quite as much fun. He crawled around and generally tried to make a nuisance of himself... but that's what little brothers are for anyway, right?
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
We are now back in Virginia settling back into relatively normal life. It's been quite an overwhelming task this week!
Now that things are quieting down I've started to turn my attention to things coming up. This week Phil will spend his birthday overseas and we will miss him so badly. Next month we will celebrate Nathaniel's first birthday without him.
Nathaniel woke a little while ago when I was thinking about all of this and even after he went back to sleep I just had to sit there and hold him a while longer. I have always felt a particular pang in my heart when each of the boys have approached this milestone. It's a turning from a baby to a toddler, an increase in independence and there's no going back. This time, with Phil gone, realizing all he's given up during this first year of Nathaniel's life, the pang is something much more. The solace is that this one major impending milestone will put us that much closer to homecoming when all that was missed can be forgotten while we enjoy the ability to finally be all together again.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Today we rode the ferry into San Francisco and visited the Maritime National Historical Park there. It was such a neat experience for the boys and I learned quite a bit too! We visited a steam tug boat, a paddle boat and a full rigged ship as well as going through several exhibits. We had a great time and were able to get soup and pizza at Boudin's before catching the ferry back homeward.