Sunday, 29 June 2008

Brennan sliding down the slide by himself

Today we went to a birthday party at a park on the base. They had a bouncy castle and tons of food. The boys had so much fun. Brennan wants to keep up with the big boys so bad. He was climbing up all of the play equipment and sliding down the big corkscrew slide all by himself. He doesn't want any help. I think he is going to be my daredevil. Well...he and Reagan. The weather wasn't quite as nice as yesterday, quite windy but still somewhat sunny. Too bad the weekends go by so fast. I can't wait for our vacations. Poor David worked 16 hour days last week. Let's hope this week is somewhat better for him.....and us!

Saturday, 28 June 2008

It is a gorgeous day here in England finally. We rode our bikes to the Abbey gardens today and had a picnic with the boys and let them play. Then we walked around the market. All I bought was some blueberries. I love it here. It is so great that you can just walk around town on Saturdays and buy whatever you want.....fruit, vegetables, hats, vacuum cleaner, fresh fish, cheese, bread, clothes, gardening stuff, oh and the best And to top it all off we had ice cream cones.

Saturday, 14 June 2008

we finally went to see Cambridge with some friends and their kids. We had so much fun. First we went to a fair with lots of crazy fun slides Campbell had a great time going down. Then we ate at Chili's....yes, I said Chili's. Not some place we usually eat at in the states but were so excited nonetheless to eat there. It was pretty much the same menu and was fabulous. After a huge lunch, we walked all over Cambridge to see the sites. What a beautiful place with such amazing architecture. We also went "punting on the cam." What is that you ask....see picture. We had a punter which we were glad about in the end because it was crowded and there were lots of people who didn't know what they were doing. It was such a great time.
Our Punter, Toby. Whose parents sent him to boarding school when he was 8. He said from 8-10 he hated it and then after that he loved it. Is that a viable option while David is deployed? Probably not. And mom, if your are reading this....I am just kidding:)

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Today was a great day. Everyone woke up in a good mood. The weather is still crap but we knew that would happen. David surprised me with an hour long massage today. My neighbor came over to watch my kids while I went to be pampered. When I came home we had ice cream and popcorn and watched a movie. Then we played games. I was worried but it isn't so bad. I doubted myself but I feel like I am doing a great job by myself. I don't know that I want to do it for 4 months during the deployment but a few days isn't so far! Maybe that is the relaxed me after my massage talking.

Friday, 6 June 2008


is the lonely tune I am singing today. David left very early this morning for the states until
Tuesday. This is the first time that I have been completely alone with all 3 of my kids. The weather here is awful so I am trying to think of what to do since I know we will be stuck in the house. Luckily, Campbell is in school today and then the weekend....which I am actually looking forward to since I won't have to rush around in the morning getting everyone ready. We are going to "First Friday" tonight at David's work. This is a get together the squadron has every first friday (duh) of the month. People bring food and it is purely socializing. It is quite fun! Hopefully I can keep an eye on all of my kiddos.