The girls had a great time last night. Junior was so busy looking at everyone and everything he didn't have time to nap or do much of anything else. We met up with our friends and their daughter went and got one of the neighbor girls to go along with us and we waited for her parents to come too. Out walks the mom who is the pilates and boot camp instructor at the gym we go to. Of course I was shoving a piece of candy in my mouth and I had skipped her class that morning. She asked me if I would be at boot camp this morning, but that is the class that always kills my feet. I am going to the gym though. That has to count for something.
My husband went to the doctor again about his back and they are finally going to do an MRI. They told him exactly where the problem is and hopefully after the MRI they can fix it.
I got an external hard drive since my other one was almost full and my husband said that he moved over half my hard drive when he transferred just the pictures. Guess I need to get some printed up. I wish they made it easier than uploading them just a few at a time.
DH is off tomorrow so I am hoping to sleep in. We have a ton of stuff that we need to get done and on Saturday the girls and I are going to see Cats with my mom, sister and nephews. I can't wait! I have no idea what it is about, but I have heard about it over the years and have always wanted to see it. DH will stay home with Junior since he isn't too big into musicals. He did go to three of them while we were in NYC.
Speaking of NYC, we went there back in 2005, before DH deployed to Iraq the second time. My friend Peggy lived directly across from the Empire State Building in New Jersey. She opened her home to us and we had a great time! Not knowing anything about the area, when I booked our tickets I had us fly into La Guardia during rush hour. Being the good friend that she is (I've known her for 23 years or more) she drove there during rush hour and picked us up. My first introduction to NYC was scary! We had the cars coming at us at all angles and even got nudged from behind by a cabby. Another huge car got so close to us that I opened the window to ask what he was doing and Peggy let him over. We finally made it to the NJ side and we circled around trying to get to a grocery store. We finally get there in one piece and without me having a heart attack. While shopping, my friend who was keeping Em the first weekend in order to take her to a Girl Scout camping trip called to tell me Em was throwing up. Got everything taken care of and managed to enjoy the rest of our trip. (Did anyone see us on the Live Times Square camera?) My friend Marcie who is the world's funniest and one of the best friends I could ask for came down from McGuire AFB for the day. It was so good to see her and I am hoping to see her over Christmas too! Anyway, if you go to the USO in NYC you can get tickets to Broadway and off Broadway shows for $3 a piece. (The $3 is considered a donation)
I'm home from the gym (I did run 3.25 miles) and I have an interview next week for part of my plan. Just have to choose the program I want and hopefully get into it!
I am waiting for my husband to get redressed for me in the costume he ran PT in this morning, then I can post some pictures. It was funny, I wish I could have seen everyone elses costumes. The battalion did a run and his entire company was dressed up in the 70's. They had some more elaborate costumes too. One group dressed up as matadors with white tshirts and red bandannas around their necks. Behind them the mule was dressed up as a bull. Another group was firefighters, their mule was dressed up as a fire engine and their were hoses running up to the front of the formation for the guys to run with.
Some companies wore masks, some wore the trash bags designed like pumpkins that you stuff with leaves. There were other groups that dressed up as pirates and so much more. I could have taken some great shots, but the thought of getting all three kids up and dressed on a school day for that didn't sound appealing. We had enough problems getting to school on time this morning!
Tonight we are going over to trick-or-treat with a friend of mine and her two children. We've done it for the last few years and the girls really enjoy it. We still need to carve pumpkins today too. Check out my this blog, she's got a great story about Halloween up and cute pictures of my Abs.
I worked today and tried to help my mom clean out some stuff. We didn't get very far, and I left her with specific instructions to get rid of an entire drawer of "dickies" and old socks. I should have taken them with me because I am sure I will see her start wearing them now that she "found" them.
I got a bluetooth in the mail--just a cheap version off of newegg.com that got great ratings. Now I won't be driving illegally since you aren't supposed to drive on post without a hands free device.
My husband has to dress up in a 70's costume tomorrow for a PT battalion run. I'll be sure and get pics. He might be my WW if we get our act together.
A week and a half till we are in Hawaii!
Report cards came out today and the girls did great! Em made A's with a few B's, and Abbie made straight A's. So proud of both of them.
The little girl across the street came over and so I asked about her grades and she told me she made an F in math. I asked her why and she told me it wasn't a big deal because now the school had to provide her with tutoring. I would be really upset if my child made an F.
I absolutely hate going to the Killeenwalmart any other time than first thing in the morning.
He's done it a few other times, but today he had two tantrums with socks.
Abs was playing hubby's PSP on the couch and Junior wanted it and her attention. She ignored him and continued to play her game. Junior tried reaching for it. She moved over. He tried yelling, she told him to quiet down. He finally started grabbing socks (I keep all the socks that I hate to match in a wicker basket by the couch in the hopes that someone will match them up while watching tv--BTW, it doesn't work) and throwing them at her. He would yell, grab some socks, throw them and wait for a response. Abs continued to ignore him. So Junior grabbed more socks and threw them on her. She kept playing her game. Junior continued this until he wasn't waiting for a response from her anymore and was madly grabbing socks and throwing them at her as fast as possible. DH went over and stopped Junior and had him help pick up the socks and then got him started playing with something else.
I'll have to try and catch it on the digital camera, this little guy is hilarious!
We have survived four year long deployments--one to Bosnia and three to Iraq. We have been married for almost 17 years and have three children--Em, Abs, and Junior. Gunner is currently deployed for the 5th time to Afghanistan. We are fast approaching the year mark, and then we will focus on the prize--retirement!