Julie had a fun birthday. We had a big birthday breakfast. She got to open three packages from the mail. My Mom made fun dress ups for her and my sister sent food and utensils for her play kitchen. Then she opened presents from us. Audric got her some pretty jewelry, we got her a "Bindi the jungle girl" doll, a bubble mower, some stuff for her play kitchen, and a book. We blew up two dozen balloons to have floating around the house. We had friends come over for dinner (so they could help us eat the cake)and had cake. Julie did act her age that day as you will see in the video. Julie got a card in the mail from Tim's parents the next day and she got to go shopping and picked out a doll that crys and sucks a bottle and reacts to you holding it. She got some other stuff too, she even shared a little of her gift card and let Audric get a $3 plane.
Monday, September 28, 2009
I didn't realized just how much I missed Tim being home until I could cook a large dinner and
have everyone finsh their plates without one complaint. And I didn't cook hot dog for dinner either, it was gnocchi with a tomato and sweet pepper sauce.
Tim brought home some stuff for me and the kids. Audric and Julie got some Irish jerseys and some kinder eggs (chocolate covered plastic egg with a toy inside. I got four bottles of wine and a men's scarf (he was in a hurry at the airport). And he brought home two live lobsters from Maine for dinner.
Sometimes I feel like I can do it all; Silly me. I had a squadron party planning meeting at my house an hour before I was to pick up Tim from the runway on base. The guys were planning on doing a double plane fly-by-tilt before they landed and oh Tim was excited for the kid to see it. Of course I realized ten minutes before I had to leave that "I had to leave". I was pushing people out of my house trying to get the kids shoes on. Then Audric and Julie started freaking out so I grabbed both kids under my arms with their shoes in hand and threw them in the car. Once I had time to explain that we had to go get Daddy they were fine. I was still in panic mode because the bus was about to leave and I knew how strict they are about people and the flight line. We ran from the parking lot to the squadron, looking very panicked I'm sure, looking for someone who knew where the bus was. I found out quick it left without us. I excepted my defeat and decided to watch the plane come in through the fence. On our way to the fence I saw a group of guys in flight suits headed towards where the planes would be coming in. All my worrying was a waste because I just walk right on to the flight line to the bus where everyone was waiting; we were early.
The planes didn't get to do their double plane fly-by-tilt because one of the plane's engines wasn't working (good thing it had three other ones). Tim wasn't the first one to get off the plane but he was by far the first one to come walking to meet his family. The kids and I were so excited to see him. Julie wouldn't let him go and Audric couldn't stop talking.