Thursday, March 27, 2008

Just marvelling..... my awesome craftiness....*sigh*

This is all of the fun stuff that I have been working on in the last few days:

Letters in the kids' rooms:

T-shirts for the kids when daddy comes home:

(They say "Our Daddy...." and "Our Hero!")

And stuffed animals:)


And Abby's: (she calls him "Flower Butt" lol)
This is why she calls him "Flower Butt":

Monday, March 24, 2008

Why is he such a clown?

Seriously, *where* did this come from?!

Oh wait....I think I figured it out....

Sunday, March 23, 2008


First, I have to apologize. For some reason, I can't get the pics to flip correctly. Ugh.
Well, Easter got off to a....well....rather icky start....

I wake up to Danny talking-normal occurance. I know that this is going to change when I go back to work, but for now I just let everyone sleep until someone wakes up and decides that it is time to get up, which is usually around 8. So, I get out of bed, and walk into Danny's room to see him COVERED in boogies. Snot. Nose phleghm. Whatever you want to call it. Yum.

I knew that Abby was getting a cold yesterday, and they are both teething molars. Two of Abby's are through, one is almost through, and one is just being a pain. Two of Danny's are working on it, and well I'm sure that there are more behind them. Yay. Well yesterday she started getting stuffy, and ALL day today they were both whiney. But hey, life could be worse. At least I HAVE 2 kids to "complain" about.

And, here are the long awaited pics of Abby's dress that I made. I will have to take more later as these didn't turn out as well as I would have liked. We also had our friends the Allens over so the little boy in the pics are their little one:)

And don't be fooled by the size of Danny's shoes in these pics. They are technically 6 1/2's, but for some reason they are more like 8 1/2's. The poor kid had a hard time walking in them. I guess that that is what I get for just buying them without trying them on! (But hey, they were on sale!!)

Friday, March 21, 2008


So like I said in a previous post, Abby has started calling Danny "Daniel!" Well, the other day I got mad at him over something or another, and called him by his full name....of course Abby heard this and lately, she's a darn sponge.

So yesterday we were on a walk (it was SO nice out-about 70 or so!) and Danny was in the wagon while Abby walked. I wasn't sure how warm out it really was since it was REALLY windy, so I brought along their coats. Like I said, Danny was in the wagon with the coats, and decided that that was just one too many things in the wagon for him, so he threw out one of the coats. I didn't notice, by my little mama did, and next I hear, "Daniel John Edmund Ward!" OMG, I was DYING. I mean seriously, could you imagine tiny little Abby with her tiny little voice speaking this firmly to Danny? It was hilarious.

Today I spent the whole morning cleaning the upstairs. We are getting ready for when Roland comes home, and I figure that it is a lot easier to do the deep cleaning now, and then just do upkeep until he comes home. It's getting close! I am so excited to have him home soon!

Friday, March 14, 2008

I hate LATE night phone calls!

But this was a good one!

Roland just called and said that he made the E7 board! YAY!! He is expecting to be pinned in June '09 or sooner. Yes, the pay raise will be nice, but then again, we are going to have to move again. Normally, you don't have to move when you get promoted, but he is now a SENIOR NCO (non-commissioned officer) and so we "can't" live in junior NCO housing. But thankfully we won't have to move until he is pinned! I'm kinda bummed because I really like this house. I like the way that it is layed (or is it laid?) out, and I LOVE the HUGE backyard. Seriously, you all have to come and visit before we move.

So yay. I am so proud of him. He worked hard for this. In fact, he ran his pa-toot off right before he went back so that he could have everything in place for this board. So yay. I love it when people recognize you for your hard work.

I can't stop smiling. Wait till the kids get up tomorrow morning! They will have NO idea what I am talking about, but they can share in my excitement:)

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Abby has been taking it upon herself to be Danny's second mom. Poor kid.

And not only that, but she INSISTS on calling him Daniel. But she has a hard time saying Daniel, so it comes out more like "Dan-YO!" It's quite entertaining.

And Danny is teething. Hard core. It's like his saliva spicket is set on full blast, and he forgot how to swallow. Yummy.

Roland should be home soon. I am trying to prepare for that. Both mentally, and trying to get all of the things done that I said that I would while he was deployed. So far so good! lol

I also got a new job. I will be working on post at the local hospital here. I am excited, but scared honestly! It's been over TWO years since I last worked!

Well, that is all for now, but I will try to catch you all up soon!