Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

The kids had such a great time this Halloween! We took them over to some friends house. All kids behaved wonderfully for us! It was great seeing the girls bouncing from house to house and being so excited. We ended up putting Nicholas in the stroller and pushing him up to a few houses. We caught him trying to eat the candy straight from the wrapper a few times. He would just chew on the wrapper until he broke it open. Cute! By the end of the night, all kids were exhausted! Our three ended up passing out in the car before we even got out of the Warner's neighborhood! Breanna was Sharpay from High School Musical, Caitlin decided she wanted to be a bride ~ even though she refused to wear the veil, and Nicholas was a puppy. Nic actually wore the costume without a problem but hated when we put makeup on his face! We used a dark grey eyeshadow on his nose and eyeliner for his whiskers!

Caitlin right before we left out house

Our "not so happy" little puppy

Kevin being Kevin...what more can I say?
Hmmm...wonder what he is trying to get into

Mommy and her puppy

Caitlin walking with Ricardo, Anna's son.

Long night for them, peaceful ride home for us!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Making His Place Known

Ten days after surgery and I cannot even rest comfortably on the couch! Only this time that is not due to the kids. Thanks to Dopey, our Cane Corso, I have a dog who is quite comfortable with laying on me. Kevin and I were on the couch watching a movie when he decided he should join us. Dopey makes it known he has a place in this house! Not so comfortable anymore!

Happy Birthday Breanna!

The time has come, yet again, to celebrate Breanna's Birthday. She turned seven today. She has been so excited about her birthday. Kevin and I, on the other hand, are having difficulties in knowing how old our little girl is getting! Where have the past seven years gone? Seems as though it was just yesterday I was in L&D in a panic because we were having such complications and her heart rate was close to non-existent. I can remember so clearly them getting me to the OR for the emergency c-section and praying my baby girl would be okay. Here we are, seven years later, with a child who has amazed us on a daily basis. Everything the doctors warned us about, she has proved to be wrong. Over the years she has had some struggles with asthma being that her lungs were underdeveloped at birth. We were told that she may be a little behind being that she was a little over five weeks premature. She is one of the most intelligent children I know. I am not saying that just because she is mine. Bre is a straight A honor roll student, who is going to be tested for the gifted program again this year at school. Our problem with her, she is at the whiny stage that can make a parent insane! Haha. She is so curious on the finest of details in life...she gets that from her mom! She is stubborn and strong minded...which is to blame from both her parents.

Happy Birthday Breanna! We hope you have an amazing day!

Friday, October 3, 2008

The time has come, yet again

The time has come again for Kevin to spend an unlimited amount of time in the field. Field training started almost two weeks ago, with Kevin and some of the Platoon spending the first eight days in New Mexico. Now, they are just pulling from the rear, while rotating guys that go out for five days at a time. Over the summer Kevin became a squad leader, at this point leaving him busy from the time he wakes up (between 3-430am) until far after he gets home (which he normally walks in between 5-9pm). Our lives definitely revolve around the Army more now than ever! He will be gone pretty much all of November with the rest of the Brigade and some in December. During this, he is supposed to be home for the Holidays. January-February they all have to go back to NTC....time to start preparing for yet again, another deployment. We are not sure at this point when that will be.

During all of this Brittney is having to have a hysterectomy, which will be similar to the c-sections she has had. The surgery will take place on October 15, first thing in the morning. She will have her cell phone on her in the hospital, as will Kevin.

The kids are all great! Nicholas is slowly beginning to talk and into everything! He is such a great toddler! Breanna and Caitlin are enjoying school. Breanna brought home her grades, three 100's, two 97's, and a 95 as her overall grades in her subjects. Caitlin is learning a lot this year and her writing has really improved.

Breanna has us already planning her birthday party. This year Kevin will be home and it will be on her birthday, October 25. She insists on having a Hannah Montana party and is very excited about it. Hard to believe she is going to be seven this year. Where does the time go? She is going through the stage now of whining when she does not get her way and has become really good at talking back!

Hope everyone's October has started of well!