Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
I can't believe it! Josh will be 4 tomorrow. It's such an exciting day for him but still a little bittersweet for me when I stop to think about it. As far as I see it part of my job as a Mom is to do everything I can each step of the way to help prepare them for the day they go out on their own. Each of these little milestones reminds me there are a limited number of these before then. There is so much else for the mind to dwell on since we have a lot to get together before his party tomorrow, but thought I'd stop to take a minute to let you know just how much Josh has changed in the last year.
He's been potty trained now for almost a year. He is starting to try to read words ("J-E-E-P, that spells Jeep, Mommy!") He is learning to write some of his letters (see above). He draws actual objects rather then just scribbling. Taking turns is now second nature (thank you, Jeremiah). We even share sometimes! His fascination for PB &J has switched to an obsession with, "meat cheese sandwich." He can get himself almost entirely dressed on his own. Socks and lace up shoes are the only exceptions, really. He's come much more in touch with is emotions ("I'm not sad anymore, Mommy. I feel happy now.") Josh now LOVES to sing. He counts everything under the sun. He loves to paint and play and run. He finally understands hide and go seek! I thought that day would never come! Last, he's the most cuddly and affectionate little boy I've ever known. I love all the hugs and kisses everyday.
I wish you all could be here for Josh's big exciting day tomorrow. He's been counting down for over a month now!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Phil just talked with the detailer this morning and she will be drawing up orders for us very soon! The plans are to head to Little Creek, Virginia for Phil to be stationed on the USS Swift (HSV-2) in August. The orders will be for 3 1/2 years. Here is an idea of the ship:
or here: http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/77/7702.htm
As much as we're not terribly excited about going to Virginia again, we're really excited about this ship and are feeling good about heading out that way for now. Please be praying for us as these moves take a lot of planning and preparation! We'll probably be listing the house as soon as it starts to get a little warmer here so please be praying for that as well! If you have any questions, feel free to email us or put a comment on here and I'll get back to you. This is all very breaking news so we'll be learning about it all right along beside you!
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
The weight of the snow today BROKE the very branch I took a picture of! Hopefully the rest of my lilac bushes that are mostly laying on the top of the snow now from the extra weight will survive until the snow lets up!