Friday, January 28, 2011

My favorite signs

There are many signs that make us laugh, think, or are simply confusing. Here are a few of my favorites:

I saw this one for the first time this summer in Alabama on our way to Tennessee. So, you've all been warned!

I took a picture of this one when I was in Kona (the big Island) just can't help but laugh!

This was Eric's Valentine's Day present a few years ago for the front of his truck!

I picked up this sign while we were at Ft. Benning. I've always wanted one, and they had exactly what I've been imagining! 
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This sign is courtesy of my SIL Desiree & MIL Annette. I posted on FB that I was sick of people ringing my doorbell while the boys were sleeping and that I "needed a sign that says Babies sleeping, GO AWAY!" I love you guys, and am lucky you understand me so well! I've been using it for the past 3 weeks, and we've yet to be interrupted during nap time!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

How time flies!!

On Tuesday I realized that I had signed up to work on the boys 1st birthday! I was in Arizona visiting my dad when I signed up for shifts, and I had other things on my mind. I'm lucky that the schedule JUST came out, and my shift can be covered!!

Where did the last year go?? The boys are now 10 months old! Carter has been walking for about 2 weeks and Cooper is crawling just as fast as Carter. They both have their bottom 2 front teeth, and start smacking their lips whenever they see you have food.

So, initially I wasn't going to throw them a party. Honestly, they won't really remember, they don't really have friends, and all of our family lives hundreds of miles away. But, then I realized that we have great friends, that might as well be called family, around here. So I need some ideas.

Eric will have the day off, and I'll have the day off before. I'm still debating whether or not I want to make a cake, or just order one. I figure, either way, giving each boy their own cupcake will be the way to go! Also, a friend brought up a good point...don't go over board on their first birthday, or I'll be trying to out do it every year after :o)

So, any ideas???

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Running a little behind

Eric graduated as the Distinguished Honor Graduate from his class in OCS a little over two weeks ago, and I'm desperately trying to play catch up!

They had a Ball two days before graduation, here is Sam (one of the amazing ladies I've had the chance of meeting) and me...Eric and I didn't get pictures because we're cheap, and I'm not loving how fat I still am.

Here is Eric after he was sworn in by his Bn Cmdr (who drove almost 4 hrs to be there!)

Eric's first salute by his buddy Kelly

Top 3 in the class

Eric receiving his award for being an all around pimp

I handed off the boys and ran over to get a decent picture of him after he sat down...everyone was staring at me but it's hard to take a picture while wrangling the twins!

Someone at work also said that I haven't posted any recent pictures of the boys, so for the "Carter & Cooper Fan Club" (coined by Kelly), your requests haven't fallen on deaf ears.

The boys



Carter caught in the act of making out with his reflection at Gavin Hall (military lodging), Ft. Benning.

Cooper crawling around

Carter LOVES bath time, crawling around the tub with the occasional's hard to get a picture of Cooper in the tub because of all the splashing, I don't want to ruin my camera!

Cooper is starting to catch up and is crawling everywhere (not just doing his Army high crawl), pulling himself up to stand, and is starting to walk along the couch and other furniture.
Carter has just started standing, unassisted, and taking up to two steps at a time...before he face plants.
The boys are above the 90th percentile in height, but sitting at the 20th percentile in weight. It's not from a lack of food, but just have those long slender frames. My hope is that they will both be over 6'!