Saturday, January 30, 2010

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 Mama and Carter date day. I hope he enjoyed it as much as I did.

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Carter with the sticker book-
"Want me to help you?"
"No, (puts his hand on his chest) Iself"

Thursday, January 21, 2010

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Please note the chocolate cookie in her hand. Am thinks it will make her feel better.

Go Chucky V!

Southern Seas 2010/ Haiti Relief CARREFOUR, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) Chaplain (Lt.) Marlin Williams of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) prays for a Haitian boy as he receives treatment at the Killick Haitian Coast Guard Clinic in Carrefour, Haiti, Jan. 20. The boy was trapped for seven days before he was rescued from the rubble. The U.S. military is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Candice Villarreal/Released)

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Carter's two new words are "don't" and "enough." So he is sitting on my lap and I am kissing on his bald head. Perfect time for him to practice his new lingo.
"Doont, doon't, anufff mama" so I stop. Then he chimes in with "ahhhhgin!" I love those giggles, and I love watching him learn.

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Thumb sucker like her brother? Maybe.

I can put my boots on!

Friday, January 15, 2010

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If looks could kill, Carter would be droppin' bitchez.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Carter moments

Yesterday I was cleaning the bathroom and Carter came in yelling, "Mommmmmy POTTY!" I thought he was saying "play" because in Carter language, these sound the same. Until two seconds later when the stink over took me. I turned around to find him gathering the poop nuggets that fell out the bottom of his pant leg, and hiding them under his blanket.

Today I was brushing my teeth, and Carter came him. "Mommmmy POTTY!" And holds Blankey over the toilet and makes a "psssss" sound. Of course, Blank got a "bath" two days in a row.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

27 of 365- Shift Colors! (2 pics today)

CVN70 is officially underway, and heading to CA. 90 days and counting!

jen asked cassidy what he thought of elle, he said "she's perfect!" i agree.

Friday, January 8, 2010

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Tons and tons of updates.

Wellllll... Obviously a ton has happened since my last post.
We had Itsy, AKA Ellie Mahoney. She was born via C-section 12/18/09. I have scared shitless of a c-section, but compared to my *awful* recovery I had with Carter, this has been a cake walk. I had a few complications after delivery, but by day three I was fine. She is beautiful, and cute, and healthy- all that good stuff. I plan on keeping her. ;)
Since I was already opened up, and my body was yelling at me never to have children again, I tied those tubes up. :( So, I am savoring every last cuddle.
A week later we made the trip to Cleveland. Imagine how fun it was moving 700 miles with a twenty-two month old, and a 1 week old. I have held true to my promise to myself to try and keep a good attitude, and so far it has worked. But needless to say I haven't had much recovery time. If I can just had one good day in bed, and a full nights sleep I am sure my smile would be much more sincere.
Carter has really surprised me on how well he has been adjusting. He loves his baby sister, and for the whole nine months I thought for sure he was going to turn into baby Stewie and start plotting my murder. Jealousy has not been an issue. Bedtime in his new/temporary bedroom that he shares with me and his sister, has not been an issue. I don't know how I dodged this bullet, but what is the saying, "Waiting for the other shoe to drop?"
Chris left us yesterday. :( It is temporary, it is temporary, it is temporary. It was way harder to say goodbye than I thought. Probably because of all of the other changes. He went back to work today, and has this weekend to tie up some loose ends, then Bon Voyage on the 12th. Too bad we can't see him off, I would be very proud to watch his ship pull out.
The poor guy had had literally 21 days with Ellie. Including 3 hospital days, 2 twenty-four hour duty days, 2 days packing the truck and storage shed, 2 days traveling, and 0 days of alone time as a family. No, literally. Not 1 full day of us. Not a whole lot of time to get to know his baby girl. Not a whole lot of time foe me to recover.
I guess it was piss poor planning- but is there ever a good time to have your own life in the military?
I am keeping up on my 365 as a scrapbook, and a way to keep Chris updated.
Stay tuned, more craziness to come.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Saturday, January 2, 2010

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Got to visit people I haven't seen in years, and it felt good to be home!

Friday, January 1, 2010