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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Finally

got to use the new tripod this week. I got some really cute pics of both kids. Then I edited them in PSE to this:






I love the little basket K is in. I received that with a wedding present and have had my wedding bouquet with it until now. I thought it would make a cute prop and it did! That's all I have time for tonight. It's been a long day.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Oh yeah...

here is the finished announcement:



gotta love...

those first smiles. They are so cute! And they just get cuter and sweeter as she gets better control of those facial muscles. I think she melted C's heart the other day. She had been smiling at me for a couple of days, but had not specifically for him. Then one morning, he got up with her to change her diaper and she did smile for him and he got the biggest grin "Awww, look she's smiling!" So now he tries to get her to smile for him all the time. And she was smiling at T this morning too. He thought it was great too.





She is trying to laugh too. All she can get out though is a grunt or something along those lines. Its pretty cute. Every once in a while she will let out a "coo", but its purely accidental.
T is looking foward to going to SC next month. He wants to go camping and fishing with his daddy and papa. He loves to go camping! He told T-pa (my mom) that he wanted the camping set from Bass Pro for Christmas and of course they got it for him. He plays with it just about everyday. He even takes his Star Wars figures camping-Storm Troopers included! So then he told Nannie (C's mom) that he wanted to boat to go with his camping stuff so she bought that. Now all the Star Wars guys go fishing together too. It's quite funny to watch him. At least he is using his imagination, I guess. lol

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Its not the two kids part

that has me stressing, its the whole trying to work our normal "routines", i.e. T to school, MOPS, etc, into the whole nursing schedual that drives me batty. The two scheduals rarely seem to be synced together. That's what is the most stressful about having two kids. Of course, its only been a month so I guess I can't really make a judgement like that yet. I have not gotten any more photos yet. I've been getting back into the swing of things with MOPS and church so that takes up time and energy. Hopefully, I can get some more in the next few days.
Baby K is smiling now so I have to get some pics of that. She is still "practicing" so they don't always come out as a smile, but when they do, she is like a ray of sunshine. And she reminds me so much of T when he was a baby. Her smile is even the same as his was. I can hardly believe she is a month old already! Where has the time gone? Time sure doesn't slow down for anything, except deployments.
Speaking of, C has been chatting with the detailer lately since he is due for orders this November. C is looking at doing a year unaccompanied. (For those not in the military, that means he goes overseas to a base without family for a year.) Talk about time standing still! A whole year this time! I am okay with those orders, especially since he is asking for follow on orders to Germany (3 years-so cool!). I hate that he will be gone and will probably go nuts before he gets back, but I think it is what he needs and is supposed to do next. And he will be on shore duty while we are in Germany so that is a bonus too. It's just not cool that he has to be gone for a few weeks at the end of this month and most of the summer and then turn around and leave for a year at the end of this year. Oh well...that's Navy Life!
T is growing everyday too! I think he is actually learning some letters. Well, he knows "T" very well-the sound it makes and that toys starts with "t". I guess that is all you really need to know about the letter t anyway. He is totally into all things that shoot, kill, fly, and fight. I think he's been watching too much History and Military channels with his daddy. Last night, he sat riveted to a program about Julius Caesar, Mark Anthony (& Cleopatra) and Octavian. And he asked less questions about it than he does the movies that he has seen a hundred times at our house! He's probably going to be just like C-full of completely useless knowledge.