Happy Father’s Day

My husband, a great father!

Went over to Papa’s house to wish him a Happy Father’s day and to watch the Spurs game. We won! go Spurs go!!

Kids did alright Ephraim and Talitha seem to have a short temper lately but a little redirection goes a long way! Love hanging out with Mom and was great to hang out with Dad too, he’s usually asleep when we visit.

Moved!

Alright, we are finally into our very own home!! We stayed with Mom and Dad for almost two months, and though there weren’t any blow ups or hard feelings I think Mom was glad to have her quiet house back and I was happy to start living in our new barrel!

The movers who packed our stuff did a horrible job, the people who stored it – worse, the guys who dropped it all off at our house, amazing! They lost our box with hardware for all the beds, they lost the roof of the playhouse and the top of the kiddie slide. They broke three different sets of bookshelves and irritated me to no end, to the point I don’t want to unpack anymore cause I’m afraid what I will find!

Note the awesome lean? the crumpled back board? The completely missing shelves?

Now to the good stuff, we LOVE our new home. The kids have plenty of room to include a play room and their own bathroom. Daddy and I are swimming in space in our first floor master with en suite and walk in closet!. The neighborhood is nice, the neighbors pleasant and work is just up the road. I am starting to settle in with my MOPS and PWOC groups and trying to make friends and just get some mommy time.

We are set up with our new ABA tutors who aren’t as awesome and Tamae and Randie but are working out really well. We haven’t seen our primary or picked a dentist but give me another week or so and we should have all that ironed out too. We started school last week and the kids are handling the new structure really well. I would love to have the guts to unschool, maybe when the kids get to high school until then we have a very loose schedule with very strict/tight curriculum. It seems to be a healthy balance for us.

 

Moved….kinda

This has been one heck of a month! Moving was an experience I don’t want to repeat anytime soon! The lead up with all the cleaning and sorting and planning, was for me and the kids the hardest part. I have to commend the children, overall they handled all the changes so well!

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Once the move commenced our amazing neighbor helped out so much watching the kids off and on while the movers were in and out for 2 days.

I have to mention our wonderful friends who opened their home to us for two nights! What a blessing, such a wonderful family.

Talitha probably had the hardest time in the move as she had to say goodbye to her bff. There were hugs and tears that moved all of us. Military life can be so hard. Image

On our drive down the kids did great we had only a few moments of “don’t make me pull this car over.” The trip went quickly too, before we knew it we were pulling up to Mom’s house in time for dinner.

We are settled in at Bobby’s parents’ house and we have started the process of buying a home!!

Our fourth was Explosive!

 

English: Fireworks on the Fourth of July

 

Alright Fourth of July, my Aspie was headed out to the fire works with her BFF. We were going to stay home and watch them from the park. No traffic, no crowds and the explosions aren’t too loud. Well, Ephraim starts randomly hitting people and flapping around the living room. When I finally get him to tell me why, he tells me while shaking I can’t wait for the FIREWORKS!! Who knew? So every five minutes from the time the sun started to set till 5 after 9 cause they didn’t start on time, Ephraim asked was it time yet? And slugged various members of the family off and on through out the evening. When the show finally started…he loved them, wanted to know what the sounds were, why they were different colors, shot in different directions and why was there so much smoke. It was great to see him enjoy them so much!

We figured the next day he would be back to his old self, but not so much…we had a run of extreme behavior that even kept us from attending services on Saturday. We were at the end of our rope when he woke up this morning right as rain. I don’t know if it was the 4th or just a run of bad weather, but I’m glad this one’s over!