Thursday, April 15, 2010

some flowers, a strawberry and a parade

April is the Month of the Military Child, and as you can imagine its kind of a big deal in our house. Rob chose the Army as his profession and I chose to marry and Army Officer and all that comes with it. I knew we would move around, I knew he would have to go places without us, the kids are just along for the ride and like most military kids, they take it in stride.

Sierra in her freshman year of high school has attended 7 or 8 different schools since Kindergarten. I couldn't tell you off the top of my head the address we were at 4 years ago, even though it was my favorite place, and forget trying to verify our last phone number. All but a few of my kids friends have a parent gone, just getting back or getting ready to leave for Iraq or Afghanistan.

In our world it is so normal that it takes a set aside time like the Month of the Military Child to remind us that it isn't the norm and most kids don't move to a new state every few years let alone have to say goodbye to Mom or Dad for a year at a time. It is a sacrifice they make not knowing any different. So with that said... go hug a Military child!

Hanging out the morning of Brayden's parade.

Lilly waiting for Daddy to sign on to Skype

Parade video, its shaky beause I was holding Lilly and or pushing a stroller. There is even a section where I thought I wasn't recording, love it!


Saturday, April 3, 2010

breathing treatments, eggs and a lost and found blackberry

Wow what a week. We have all had head colds and Parker had been constipated so Sierra wanting the day off made the final call to go to the doc since she would need a sick note to excuse the absence.

Well I have found out watching Greys does not make me a doctor. Lilly and Bray had ear infections, we all had strep, both Lilly and Bray were wheezing and Parker wasn't constipated he has a hernia. I think the 5 of us are on 11 meds total.

Parker is trying to take it easy but an active 7 year old boy just isn't made for laying around.

With everyone being sick Easter truly slipped my mind. We are all feeling well enough to get into the spirit. Lilly thought this egg dying thing was CRAZY. First off, she insists they are balls. She signs ball and I sign egg and eat... she looks at me like I am dumb.
My all time favorite is Parker's picture. Sierra and I told them not to use their hands, Parker said he didn't. Love it. I wish I had just laughed instead of the whole 'are you kidding me' frustrated mom thing I do. Oh well, maybe next mishap.

This girl can pick pocket a blackberry in no time flat!