21 January 2011
a (slightly blurry) family photo and some random stuff
This is us at Rob's graduation from BOLC B(Artillery Officer training, it stands for Basic Officer Leader Course). Max slept through the whole thing, Nick scared the entire audience when he sounded like he was going to die (he was choking on his spit, no biggie), and I took some crappy pictures (growing out bangs + looking through a viewfinder = crappy focusing). But there was a live Army band playing and everyone looked so spiffy in their ASU's!
We are now in El Paso, TX! And live just down the road from a Super Target, I am in heaven.
BUT, we miss Oklahoma a lot. Especially Ft. Sill. It's our favorite so far.
I'm having fun decorating our new house. AND, we've pretty much unpacked all the boxes. Woo Hoo! I'm just down to a pile of random stuff I'm not sure what to do with in every room.
Oh, and I don't recommend moving around major holidays. Moving is a pain and stressful as it is, but throw something like Christmas into the mix and you have a recipe for disaster.
We had lots of fun in Oklahoma, I'm hoping to showcase it all here soon!
It is warm here. I like it.
Nick is eating solids (I like to put him in the highchair and throw people food on the tray. Keeps him happy which means I'm happy), sitting up, no longer bends at the waist, and doing a "belly scoot." He's also done really well with the whole moving thing, the worst thing is he no longer likes baths.
Max likes to throw frisbees, pretend to ride his bike (he thinks him sitting on it and us pushing is how you're supposed to do it), can play video games better than I can, speaks so much my head hurts, and is an angel in Primary. Oh, and has grown a TON and is SO long and lean. When did he stop being a toddler and turn into a boy?
I can see Mexico from my house.
Thankfully, the bullets don't reach this far.
I finally have my VERY OWN STUDIO WITH A DOOR!!!! I'm hoping that combined with Nick's new-found independence means I can start making things again.
But, I'm still his favorite. Can we say mama's boy?
Rob now has a 2 car garage that is ALL HIS since I don't mind parking in the driveway. He is thrilled!
Dirt is the new grass, did you know that?
And instead of seeing leaves blowing about, we now look out our windows and see tumbleweeds rolling down the street. No joke.
We are loving life in the military, they make sure things are always exciting!
EDIT: Nick was being fussy so I gave him a frosted animal cracker. Now he's happy. Mother-of-the-Year right here.