Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Seven weeks and smiles

Bradley is 7 weeks today...and we've seen a few fleeting smiles. So fun. He's definitely fussier than our other babies and doesn't sleep as well but he's still adorable and brings us lots of joy (although not much rest at night!) It's confirmed: 6 people make for a lot of laundry!
We went to Focus on the Family one day...they have a play area and Whit's End snack bar and soda shop. Such memories of Adventures in Odyssey tapes growing up.
Cross-eyed baby :)
We are loving having Brian home... we had a couple days of reintegration training together and he'll get 2 weeks off pretty soon so we're looking forward to some day trips and projects around the house.

Look who found Bradley's formula... he was using the scoop to dump it all out. Good thing that was a mostly used container of the old kind--we switched to a more easily digestible brand.

(For those that are newer to our blog, I would love to be breastfeeding Bradley but I have a lactation disorder in which I don't produce any milk so I haven't been able to nurse any of our babies. It's been one of the harder things I've had to deal with in my life but it's taught me a lot about judging others and also it's allowed us to be able to go out on dates and weekends away from the kids that we wouldn't have had if I was nursing. Anyway, just wanted to let people know why there's formula and bottles in all the pictures! :)

The past couple mornings, we've woken up to snow covering the ground. It melts quickly and is in the 50's or 60's by the afternoon. Colorado weather is crazy... but beautiful! :)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Welcome Home Daddy!!

Brian got home a week ago this past Thursday. His flight was delayed until the next day so instead of the afternoon we had to get up at 4am the next morning to be at the Events Center. I wasn't sure how I was going to get everyone up and ready but we made it. :) They had so much to do which was great while we waited (several hours)... bounce house, crafts, games for the kids, music, food. Helped the kids pass the time quickly.
They gave out prizes for the kids when they participated in games... this was one that they especially liked. :)
"Can't wait to meet my Daddy!"

Here they come! They played Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" so everyone was teary before they even came through the doors.

Fortunately they didn't have to stand there too long before they released them to their families. Brian was somewhere on the right hand side of the formation.
So proud to be an Army Wife! A feeling you can't quite explain...

The kids wanted Adam to have a sign too.
So happy!
Matt and Siobhan
First thing when we got home... WRESTLE TIME!

I put the kids to bed that night and this is what I found when I came back downstairs. :)
Brian had a few days off and now is going through reintegration but isn't usually gone all day so we're enjoying our time together as a family again.
St Patrick's Day green...

Thanks for praying and supporting and helping us through this (short) deployment... we appreciate you all!