Monday, July 5, 2010

Time flies...

So, it's been a very busy and interesting weekend. The kids and I went to Pittsburgh to the zoo again on Friday morning. They had an absolute blast. Erin loves the cats. Her favorite is the tiger. Emali, once again, wanted to spend the whole time in the shark tunnel. Alvin's favorite? The train ride. He LOVES it. He kept making the 'toot-toot' sign. (Ie, pump your hand up and down like you're pulling on the train whistle's rope). He didnt want to get off the train. I really need to find an actual train to take him on.

Alvin on the train. He loved it.

Friday night Eric got in around 8pm. The look on Alvin's face was priceless. He got all excited, then stopped and looked at me and the girls. Like "Are you seeing this too?" He got all excited again when he realized it wasnt his imagination. Eric spent the rest of the evening playing with the kids while I got homemade pizza rolls in the oven.

Saturday we got up bright and early to head to Beaver Falls, PA to a place called Meiter's to pick up a hitch for the van. Then we came back home for a little while and then it was off to Grandma's. We spent most of the rest of the day at Grandma's. I couldnt tell you what all we did after we got home. We just did so many odds and ends this weekend, that I dont remember when some of the littler ones were done.

Sunday. Oh Sunday. We discovered we had a leak in a pipe, so we had to drive to Home Depot (yet again) to get supplies to fix it. Then I spent the afternoon cleaning up while Eric attempted to put the hitch on the van. Let me just say this, if the framing bolts dont want to come off, you cannot MAKE them come off. So, after HOURS of trying to remove the bolts required to put the hitch on, Eric gave up. He's taking the van to CT and going to remove the bolts at the hobby shop on base. Then we got ready and headed to Columbiana to see the fireworks. Alvin just loved the ones that went BOOM! but he spent most of his time trying to find the train. Since you could hear it, but not see it. After the fireworks, we went home and let the girls play with their sparklers.

Eric and I in Columbiana waiting to watch the fireworks.

The girls and me waiting for the fireworks to start.

Alvin playing with a light up thing we got the kids.

Today. *sigh* Today, we finished up the 'honey do' list and said "goodbye" again to Eric. It's only been a few hours since he left, and already there is a void. He completes the family. We miss him terribly while he's gone and we cannot wait for an end to this geobach.

FYI, if any of you milspouses out there are considering a geobach, DONT! Do whatever you can/it takes to stay with your spouse. Trust me in this.


Roni July 11, 2010 at 9:57 AM  

I know how tough geobaching can be but you are doing a terrific job!

And your garden is looking incredible!! I would kill for those tomatoes!!