Friday, July 10, 2009

Daddy Was Here!


June was a busy, wonderful month. Daddy was here for a full two weeks and we had an amazing time. The boys were thrilled to have him around. We were wondering how Louie would react, since he's too little to remember when Army Guy left. But he took to Daddy right away. And boy did those 4 boys have a good time.


Here are a few highlights of daddy's visit:

* We went to the South Carolina Train Museum and took a train ride. The boys got a kick out of that. They also enjoyed walking through old, refurbished trains. It was amazing to see them so interested in museum pieces. These boys just love any train!

* We were blessed with a visit from Grammy. Though her stay was entirely too short, it was really good to see her. The boys always enjoy when grandparents visit.

* Auntie Kelly (with the yellow hair) and all the blond cousins came to visit. It was so good to see them. The boys had a great time with Auntie Kelly and Huey loved playing with Johnny (because Johnny is a "big boy"... he's almost 10!)

* It was amazing timing that Daddy's visit included Father's Day! Yay! Huey and Dewey painted a really cool ceramic airplane... camouflage... orange... of course. (because the U.S. military doesn't have an airplane that will blend well during an inverted sunset fly-over. Brilliantly done boys!)

* Of course the best part of Daddy's visit was just having him here.... just hanging out as a family and enjoying the time. We had lots of lazy days which included wrestling, cuddling and tickling! And I enjoyed watching all four of my boys play and laugh. It was good for the heart.

Army Guy returned to Iraq on June 24th and we have gone back to our "alternate reality". But the good news is we are 2/3 finished with this deployment. Daddy has been gone for one year, and we have only 6 months to go! Yay!

Daddy and Huey during Louie's birthday celebration
(notice the color of cupcake Huey selected?) :o)
Daddy and Dewey
Daddy and Louie, the birthday boy.

1 comment:

Jen said...

So good to see you back! I had been wondering what you had been up to. So glad you got to have such an amazing visit. I got all misty reading your post. You are a superwoman and married to an awesome husband/father. It must be hard to be apart. I am so glad you got to have that time together and are in the home stretch of his deployment. I am thinking of you all and hope for a speedy, healthy return home.

Loved that your boys loved the train. Mason would get along perfectly with them. Also the sunset art project, so touching, that is where my eyes teared up first. Love, love, love it!