Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Morning Jared

Jared wakes up each morning and shouts, "Mommy, I all done sleeping!" He repeats this pathetically until I get him out of his bed. He then picks up his blanket and his duckie and wants asks, "Can I watch PBS?" He is always cold in the morning, especially after eating cold cereal with cold milk, so most mornings he ends up with extra jackets on and a blanket at the table.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Basketball Bracket

Benjamin loves basketball brackets. It was thrilling to watch his team progress to the top. (well, nearly to the top!) He connects with his Dad through these brackets every March. Nathan only has to say two words, March Madness, and Benjamin is in his room drawing and creating his own predictions. (Again and again)
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Bruins Basketball with Coach Ron

Benjamin's team fought with all their heart to win the Championship against the Alabama Roadrunners. The first time they played against them as an undefeated team and they lost 19-43. During the Championship, a few weeks later and a new strategy, they lead the game for two quarters and then battled it out point for point but lost 27-30.

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Monday, March 3, 2008

Rebecca Whitlock

Rebecca Whitlock and Sally Thompson are the first faces I came to know when we moved to Ft. Stewart. We're chaplain wives, which bonded us together, but we would have found each other anyway because we speak the same quiet language of love. We were able to see one another again when Rebecca made a special trip down from a Chaplain Meeting at Hilton Head to see us. Loved again.
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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Super Why! To the Rescue!

Hip-Hip-Hooray! The Super Readers Save the Day!
Benjamin has taught Jared and his best buddies Rachel and Erin how to make pretend they are Super Why (PBS show) characters. Jared is Super Why, Rachel is Wonder Read, and Erin is Princess Pea. Benjamin plays the part of Alpha Pig. They get dressed up and play with letters and act it out.
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Super Why!

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Deployed Wife Special

We help one another out during deployments. We walk in one another's homes, school each other's children in manners, watch each other's backs, and generally eat one another out of house and home. Here we are hanging out waiting for Momma Christi to come back from a day of luxury at the spa in preparation for their R & R with Dad. (Brian and Christi Larsen) I can see Sally's diaper bag there on the chair which means I am watching Sally's child, Rachel, too!
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Monday, February 25, 2008

[deep voice] "I AM A ROBOT"

Jared taught Gabbi (Bobbi and Sgt. Tremain's daughter) how to play robot by putting the office trash basket on his head. She loved it and fell down a few times trying, but she finally got it and was thrilled!!!

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Snuggle Bugs

Benjamin and Jared read books together last night in bed and then Ben suggested they sleep together. I balked in unbelief. Jared's face lit up with delight and my logic disappated. We said prayers together and I tucked them in and walked out. This was them 15 minutes later!!!! I love my children!!!
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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Telfair Art Museum, Savannah GA

Benjamin waited with anitcipation for the go ahead to destroy my precious masterpiece. He added the spinning crown on top of the head. Notice that I carefully followed the design in the book and that my child is able to think out of the "book"!
Benjamin experienced the rush of looking down three stories as he stood on a glass bridge.
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