Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Left while we were picking The Marine's truck up from the shop. Again.
Recruit 2 is a teenage boy and still comatose at 0800 in the morning as is our other house guest, another Recruit from still yet a different platoon. He's a teenage boy too, so dead to the world.
And my two little fellas are amazingly still asleep, as I would be if the dogs didn't wake me up to let them out.
Quiet. I hear the refrigerator running.
Hmmm. I think I like it.
I was able to read all my email uninterrupted.
Now that's done. Still quiet.
too early to call anyone.
Yep, pretty sure there was a reason God blessed me with all these kids. He knew I needed someone to talk to and The Marine just didn't have it in him to do all by himself.
Only problem is they are all gone or sound asleep and not even my need for chatter is great enough to wake up boys before they're ready, unless of course I have garbage that needs to go out.
Oh, I know! The Marine is at work. I'll call him. He probably misses me anyway, he's been gone about an hour and a half already...
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Recruit 1 posing on the stage with Grammy.
My sister came out with her two little ones as well. First time she's been to visit since we moved way out yonder. I hope she comes back... Recruit 6 wasn't very nice to her little fella, who by the way, is BIGGER than Recruit 6. Doesn't seem to stop my tiny terrorist.
I knew it was too sappy for my crew. He is symbolically tossing her out on her diploma...
Hold on Recruit 1, it may not be so symbolic!! I'd like to see him try this in two years with Recruit 2.
This is as close to the stage as we could get him. Plus it was very very hot (did I mention that?) He was sluggish.
Leaving the football field. I tried to run ahead. It's not easy in heels on real football grass.
Gratuitous mom picture. She's just fun! We walked back out to our vehicles. Recruit 1 had decorated the jeep and my van.
The Grandmother asked if she could ride back home with Recruit 1. So I left assuming they were right behind me. Everyone else arrived back at home to change for the party and they still hadn't arrived. And time passed. I went out to the van to load stuff wondering where they were.
Suddenly, screaming around the corner, top down with country tunes blaring from the radio and The Grandmother's Pony tail flying were these two. Should I be worried turning them loose together?
Then it was off to the BBQ at our friends house. They were totally fabulous opening their home up, especially because you just never know who will show up! Great food, good folks and both our daughters are on their way off our grocery bill!
Another picture just because I can and she's mine! I'm so tickled with what I grew! I made her and her bestie put their caps and gowns back on for pictures at the house. Right when we were done, The Brown Mom also known as guard goddess or guard guru, and The Marine grab Recruit One just as she strips off her gown.
No way was I going to be part of this. Recruit One screamed repeatedly and it sounded like someone was cutting body parts off. If you have never had the opportunity to here this child scream, then you just don't know what you're missing, and your lucky.
While I wasn't willing to help toss her in the pool, fully clothes, I was certainly willing to photograph the whole event!
white shirt... oops...
The bestie didn't have her robe off yet and The Marine held on while she struggled to get away or at least ditch her graduation attire...
The Marine lost his grip momentarily but Recruit 1 came in from behind. The bestie was trying to bring The Marine with them.
He fought them off as best he could.
But in the end just gave up.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
It was so rewarding to see this particular young man receive such an esteemed award and join the ranks of a special group of men.
Hopefully Recruit 2 will be having his before the year is out.
The Marine has been a bit sticky lately. Like a prickly cactus. I think the moon has been orbiting in the house of jujube. Or whatever, his bio rhythms are out of whack. I think he is stressed about his big girl swooping out of our coop later this month. It's really sweet if you can get past all the grunting, growling and general Grinch type demeanor.
Tomorrow is the big day for Recruit 1. She made it. Whew!
They will be ripe and tired by the time they get here. CRAZY! Glad I only had to make the recruits keep wiping the toilet down.....
Today is my Mom's birthday. Gotta get some cupcakes!!!
Recruit 1 had her practice for graduation tomorrow and she is lunching with her senior buds.
Picked up my Mom-in-law and I'm glad she's here. I need help!!!
The Graduation weekend adventure continues!!!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I still don't like missing these moments. My future walks mightily in a cap and gown ready to take on Kindergarten while my other future prepares to face the world.
I'm not sure which one worries me more...