|The kids waiting for Santa on the firetruck.|
We spent Tuesday evening with friends on base and enjoyed seeing Santa touring the neghborhood in a firetruck. I mean really... Santa AND a firetruck?! That's pretty much the best thing ever for my kids! The evening was a huge success in distracting us from Paul's ovbvious absense.
Wednesday was a busy day of Christmas singing at the kids' pre-school classes. They had a great time and were excited by a surprise visit from Santa (again) after the singing was sung. Wednesday afternoon added a little more excitement with their last gymnastics class before the holiday break. Matthew mastered some flips on the rings and he was thrilled with that.
(She's in the white dress - on the left)
Friday was a decent day and ended with a fun Pity Party with the other Spouse Club wives. My scheduled sitter was unable to come over as planned after her son had to go to the doctor and was diagnosed with croup (Booooo)... so about 4 hours before the party started, I was looking for a sitter. Talk about Navy wives stepping up and offering babysitter numbers of even offering to babysit themselves. THANK YOU! I had a good time visiting with the other wives and even starting to plan our Halfway Party. You know it's a "short" deployment when you start talking about the Halfway Party at the Pity Party.
|Standing like flamingos.|
|Sam trying to climb the sledding hill.|
My house is a mess right now. There is stuff - laundry piles, throw pillows, shoes, dolls - everywhere. But I just can't do it all and I'm going to let it go tonight. I got to write and that feels good. I will clean it up tomorrow and late tomorrow night by dad will be here! Hooray for Big Al's visit! Weeks Two-Five are going to be soooo fun.
P.S. Come back tomorrow for an update on my workout results!