Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice

Welcome to the world Zoey Addison! She is the newest addition to the family. Congrats to Nicole and Wes. She was born this morning at 8:07am, weighed 7lbs, 11oz, and 19 inches long. I am one proud Auntie! I cant wait to get back home to get to meet her!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Look what I saw when I woke up...

Alvin locked, loaded and ready to fire.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

New Kids' Pics

So, we finally took the kids for new pics. This will be a VERY picture intensive picture. Grandma, we pick up the prints on April 2 and I'll mail them off then.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Look Grandma!!

He figured out how to peddle!

Monday, March 14, 2011

As sands through the hourglass...

So are the days of my life. *giggle* So, those of you that know us (or paid attention to various posts) know. Eric was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia back in September 2009. (Wow has it really been THAT long?). Because of this, he has to take an anti seizure medication called Tegretol. He was subsquently removed from both submarine and nuclear duty. The process that was supposed to take 6-8 weeks has FINALLY come to a conclusion.

Last week, we recieved Eric's official disqualification papers for both submarine and nuclear duty. Effective Feb 18, 2011. This meant he needed to rerate or attempt to qualify for LimDu (limited duty) again to seek a new treatment we had found out about. Unfortunately, today he was denied a second LimDu period. So, as of 1pm this afternoon, Eric will be rerating. He will begin this process sometime this week. He's hoping for either CTN, GSM, or MM (non nuke). Once he gets his new rating, we will then be able to pick out orders. So, looks like we'll be moving away from Groton sometime in the foreseeable (soon) future. I know that he's upset with losing the nuclear part of his designation. It's something he truly loved. But he's picked out a few ratings he thinks he'd enjoy just as much. I am grateful that if the Navy just forces him to the non-nuke side of his previous rate, he'll be happy. We've still got many years til retirement.

So, I will keep you all updated as things progress. Hopefully, it wont be another 18 months before something happens.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Catching up

Yes, I've been neglecting my blog. Sorry. I wasnt healing as well as I thought I was going to. I'm finally to wear I'm able to sit up with the laptop long enough to do anything. Before, I was using the browser on my iPhone. :)

So, I'm gonna play catch up. This is gonna be a rather long, pic heavy post.

Alvin's transition to his big boy bed went better than anyone would have EVER guessed. He went to bed with no fuss and slept all night. The second night, he fussed for 10 mins, and passed out. We've not had an issue since. I'm so blessed to have a 3 year old with the tempermant this boy of mine has.

Then, Erin's birthday was upon us. I feel sooooo bad for her. We had been talking up having her first ever sleepover with friends. Unfortunately, I wasnt feeling up to having a bunch of 6 and 7 year olds under my care overnight. So, Erin's party/sleepover has to be pushed back. Luckily, Jackie as always was completely wonderful. She made Erin strawberry with strawberry frosting (Erin's favorite) cupcakes and delivered them on Erin's Bday. It totally made Erin's day.

Then that Saturday, we took her to Build-A-Bear and let her pick out ANY animal and outfit she wanted. Unfortunately, I dont have pics of that. It was all I could do to even go to the mall to do this for her.

Then, the other day, Eric took Alvin for his 3 year checkup. He was 36 inches tall and was 30 pounds! He was 20 % for height and 15% for weight. Dude, he hit the charts! Woo hoo!. His head was still in the 75%. No big surprise there.

I cant promise that I'll keep this as update as I should, but now that I'm feeling better, it WILL be updated.