Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ken's Promotion

Well, Ken took a test for Staff Sgt. back in March,received his results in Aug. saying he passed,then had to take a class in Nov. and now FINALLY he had his ceremony on Tues. Feb. 23rd. It was a little difficult with Mady because she wanted to walk all over the place and she kept voicing her opinion while a Major was talking so that's when I had to excuse ourselves from the room and let her walk around in the hall way. We did get to see Daddy get his stripe and I *TRIED* to take pictures but I was only able to get two. So, a little info on the actual ceremony when you are given your new stripe its just a sticker (til you get your permanent one) and you have two people (usually someone of a higher rank) stick on your stripe but they are suppose to punch your arm (just a tradition).

Saturday, February 20, 2010

It's my party and I can sleep if I want to :P

We celebrated Mady's 1st birthday on Feb. 19th. We just had a
small little party in her honor. It turned out really nice. Ken had class so he was there for his lunch and Matthew was at school. It did run through her nap time so she fell asleep during the middle of her party. So no we didn't sing happy birthday to her which is fine because we plan on celebrating it on the 28th w/ just us 4. We did let her open a few of her gifts. Hope you all enjoy the highlights from her party :D

Sunday, February 14, 2010

♥ Valentine's Day ♥

Ahhh Valentine's Day one of my favoritest (yup favoritest) holidays. I love all the pink,red and hearts. It's funny though since Ken and I have yet to ever celebrate it the traditional way...i.e. dinner and a movie. We were actually talking about all our past V-days from the time we were dating til now and not a single one did we go out together sans little people. It would almost seem weird to actually celebrate the traditional way. Plus, we've come to the conclusion that our "Valentine's Day" takes place any weekend in June when we are in TX and my parents are able to babysit for us. Also, Matt likes to celebrate it with us. Here are just a few pics from today. Ken had to work a day shift so my morning and afternoon were the usual. I washed clothes and cleaned up after Matt & Mady. I waited til Ken got home so we could both give them their gifts. Matt of course loved his and Mady well she was interested for about 5 seconds before she saw my cook books and decided she wanted them off the book shelf. We had about 20 mins. of chat time while Matt and Mady were both quiet. Ken cooked dinner for me and Matt ate cheese pizza but we did have a candle on our table :) Afterwards, Matt and I made "Valentines" s'mores which are just like regular s'mores except instead of the plain white marshmallow we used pink ones instead. All in all it was a great day. I spent time w/ the ones that mean most to me and we are all healthy so I can't complain. Hope everyone enjoyed this day.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Super Bowl

Trying to watch the game with 2 kids...poor Ken had to work that night.

Dinner on a Sunday

Anyone want to come and visit soon? This isn't a usual dinner because we make sure Matt is calm so he doesn't get Mady too excited while we eat.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Blizzard 2010

First time the snow hit us (Feb. 5th & 6th) and the second time (Feb. 8th & 9th). Needless to say we are all tired of this snow. We've been cooped up too long and can't wait to go back to TX for some much needed heat.

Snow part 1 Feb. 5th & 6th

Monday, February 1, 2010

Bouncing baby girl

This is usually how Mady will wake up from a nap.