Sunday, March 30, 2008

Duty...Duty SUX!!

Duty! Gosh, I am really starting to HATE Dutys! (never really liked them anyways)
What is a Duty? (for all ya Non Military Peeps)...
Duty is when Daddy goes to The Ship to work for a 24~36 hour 'work-day'. Today is Sunday, and Daddy left this morning @ 6:30 am to be at The Ship by 7 am. He will be "at Work" All Day today, and His Entire Work day Tomorrow (Monday). We will see him tomorrow for dinner.
This Really Sux!
[I have to add that if he was not gone for 6 full months every 12~18 months, with little week~month "in's an out's" in between.......... "dutys" would not be that bad. As many of you know, He just got back 2 months ago from a 6 month'r, and i am just needing him around! With 'Shore Duty' just about 5 months away it's Hard for me to get through these little things. 5 years of Sea Duty is what REALLY Sux...and thats what we are in the middle of right now. ~SIGH~ *Vent Over*]

Saturday, March 29, 2008

A 'Typical Day' in our House!

Go Ahead, Laugh! I do!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Virginia Zoo [Norfolk, VA] Spring Break Visit...

Here are some pic’s from the Zoo today. The picture of the Elephant,... look closely! He is Painting! How Neat-O!

I wanted to make sure and go on Spring break. Also wanted to get one more visit because our Membership ends Tomorrow.

Well,... Wrong idea to go on Spring Break!!! Everyone and their Brother was thinking the Same Exact thing, Along with ALL the Childcare Centers and “Afterschool Care” places! WOW… it was packed!! I am so glad we went last month, much more relaxing for the kids and I.

We did have Quite a bit of fun, Mostly because we had a Playdate with another family who lives in our Housing Area. The Children go to Olivia’s School, and So… Olivia was excited to say the Very least!

Enjoy the pic’s!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Back-Yard Fun

A Mid-Week Picnic in the back yard is always fun! With Olivia out of school for the week, its been nice to do some diffrent things. You know... School, Homework, Dinner & Bed-time can be so Boring! A Lunch time picnic and some coloring in the back yard are always fun!
I can not wait until Summer Vacation!!! Spring Break is SUCH a Tease!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


This is our *NEW* Moving 'Ticker'. It's going to count down the days until were outta here [Virginia, USA]. Can you tell We are Excited???

As Dates and Location become Final the ticker will be adjusted.
Right now? I have it set for September 15th, 2008. October is our "Tranfser Month", and with The Military, all things can & will change.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Horton Hears a Who

  • Today was Olivia's 1st day of Spring Break. She is mostly looking forward to Spring Break being over, ... let me explain... She has a Reading Log she has to fill in over Spring Break. If she fill's in the enitire paper, she will get to go with all the other 'special' students and have a 'pink lemonaid party'. She is SUPER Exicted about that party... and has been reading her head off, all by herself!!

  • Today i thought a trip to the Beach would be nice, but the weather did not pan out. It was a Beautiful day, but Cold. It had to be 40's (maybe 30's) with that wind chill, but 60 in the Sun. Brrrrrrrr So, we stayed for 10 minutes... and headed out! haha!

  • We decided to go eat an early (3:30 pm) dinner @ IHOP. Now, we have not been to IHOP in at least 4 years, maybe more! Olivia saw a Commercial on TV for a 'Horton Hears a Who' Menu. You know, Green Eggs and Ham and Crazy Pancakes. Well, thats what she BEGGED to 'do'. (We saw the movie over the weekend.) So, i gave in, and we went. The kids had a Blast with that dinner and the Jello/Sprite Drink. How Creative!!

  • Please Enjoy the photo's from today... ;) I had F-U-N getting pic's from that super cool meal.

  • FYI, Olivia learned her lesson... just because it looks Fun ... does not mean it Taste's Good! haha. She loved the Green Eggs and some of her pancakes... but in general, she was not impressed. A Lesson Learned!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Morning!

Here are a few pictures from Easter Morning. Olivia was Excited about her new DVD to say the Very Least! Evan could care less, ... he is All About Candy!!
I have to add that i just LOVE the Peeps inside Chocolate Egg. Its just the Most Adorable 'goodie' invented! (I am a HUGE PEEP Fan!)... Did i Mention that Easter Candy is the BEST???
[This Yr #2 ... the 2nd yr NOT going overboard. (If you knew us in the past, we used to go overboard on EVERY holiday...We woke up about 2 yrs ago, and decided to STOP Spoiling the kids... and go the Minimalist Route.) :) Pat's on the back... We are LOVING this way of life MUCH better... it actually makes Holidays, and every day more fun!]

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Egg Coloring

Gosh! Evan had a B-L-A-S-T! He was so handy with the Wire Egg Holder. It was impressive.
I think 3 yrs is a Great age. What a Fun Morning for Evan!
Olivia, ... she just takes her time. It's still fun but more so interesting. She loves being creative,... Evan was aready done, and Re-dipping when Olivia was on her 2nd egg. haha!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

How They Grow!

This pic ---> (above) is March '08--->
This pic ---> (below) is Sept '07--->

Gosh, 6 months just flew by. I can only hope the next 6 go just as fast. In some ways i want the months to CRAWL... and in others (when your looking forward to things) i want them to FLY.
A Funny thing Time is!!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Let's Go Fly A Kite!

What a Beautiful Winter Day(in VA)! The wind is kicking at about 30~40 mph today (50 mph yesterday), we thought is was a Perfect day for the Kite! Evan has never flown a kite before, he had such a great time.

It was so nice, a 'no-fail' kind of Kite Day! (Lets hope for more Kite Days!)

(Click the Picture for a Bigger Version!)