Saturday, January 12, 2008

Goodbye & Hello

Kit left this morning for another round of training in Yorktown, Virginia. It is always hard to say goodbye, but I remind myself that 3 weeks truly isn't that long. I'm very thankful that he is in the Coast Guard and not in another branch of the military where he would be deployed for months at a time. My boys gave a tearful goodbye (Jos takes it harder, it seems, as he gets older). As Kit walked out the door, Gavin said, "Bye, Mom!", waved and followed his daddy out. I had to remind him he couldn't go too, much to his loud dismay. BUT- we will survive and will be very happy with his return.

Hello baby food! Gunner tasted his first bowl of baby cereal today and LOVED it. Hooray! This will make things a little easier on me in finding a babysitter while I'm in class in the evening. He also played in his activity saucer for the first time today. It was a wonderful hit with his big brothers, too. *Sigh*
Quite the frightened look, I know!
Content after having consumed his 1st bowl of cereal.

Notice the activities of his brothers. Yes, Gavin is trying to balance a toy cow on Gunner's head. I think my baby is cute (even with his bald head and kind-of big nose)!


The DeVito's said...

I'm sorry you have to deal with those absences! I know what those are like. I'm so glad I don't have to deal with that anymore! Lots of hugs to you!!

Your boys are REALLY cute!

Mere said...

Brian may not leave for three weeks at a time, but he sure does travel a lot. It doesn't even phase the kids now. They barely say good-bye when he leaves. The only time Ethan cries is when we take Brian to the airport and drop him off at the curb. Ethan cries because we don't actually go in the airport.

Mere said...

By the way, I wasn't talking about you linking to our blog. I've gotten a couple of really random people that I have odd connections to that I'd rather not have lurking on our website. One of them just barely found our website, and she's my brother's ex-girlfriend from a long time ago and I never really liked her (still don't - must get over that grudge).

Alabama Apples said...

Mere- I feel for you with having Brian gone a lot. I don't know what would be better...long stretch or more often. I hope you can keep the wackos off your blog!

whitney said...

I can't even believe Gunner is old enough to be eating baby food-you've got to be friggin' kidding me! As for the exersaucer...Ezra played in Georgia's way moer often than Georgia ever played in Georgia's. I love the cow-balancing act. Aren't big brothers the best!

Steph said...

I can't wait to see those cute little faces...but even better to cover them with kisses!! I love you Doll Face.


Steph said...

Yay, yay for cereal!! Your little boys are sooo cute! I miss them so much. I can't believe how big they are all getting. I hope that the cereal makes the babysitting spurts a little easier for all. I also hope that Kit's absence is easy for you andf your little boys. I remember how difficult it was especially on Jos last time...perhaps time will fly right on by. :)