Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A fun weekend with Daddy!

This is kind of a part 2 for Danny so bare with me. Danny came home for the weekend and from the moment he got in the car everyone was so happy. He has never been away for that long before and the kids I were definately having withdrawls. He was the kids human jungle gym from the first day to the last and barely got a break, although he was not complaining. One or all of us were hanging on him the entire time. I absolutely enjoyed every second of him being home. These past few weeks have given me a chance to think about families who have to spend alot of time apart either for work or what ever the circumstances are and I have no clue how they do it. I missed Danny so much and felt kind of lost with out him. Obviously I had the kids to keep me company and very busy as four kids do, but I was honestly lonely with out him. He left again on Monday night and will probably be gone for another 2 weeks so we are in the same boat again. Before Danny left he wrote a little note to each of the kids and I, and left on the table for us to find when we got home from the airport. (He is great at letters, always knowing exactly what to say!) As I was reading Lindsey's to her I got a little emotional, so she climbed up on my lap and hugged me and said "It's ok Mom, Daddy will be home soon." That really made everything better for me. She is such a sweet heart. Aydon and Lauren have carried their letters around ever since and counting down the days. We really can't wait to be together again and not have to worry about him going back and forth.

Anyhow, here are some pictures of our weekend...

Jake is always trying to get his daiper off, so I had to get a picture of his bum!

We were watching a movie and Lindsey put on several pairs of Danny's socks and danced around for us. She is having a "Flash Dance" moment with her leg warmers.

We went to sonic and got some ice cream. Aydon apparently didn't get the memo that it was happy hour!
However....Lauren did! She is always happy when ice cream is involved, plus she loves to watch the girls skate over to our car to deliver our food. She says she wants to work at sonic some day so she can skate around. Hopefully she got Danny's cordination skills, because I would bite it!

We are sure going to miss the wild life preserve behind our house. We love to go walking back there with the kids.


Sundi @ The Life of a Cheap Chickadee said...

That is so sweet. Sometimes I wish Mike would go out of town for just a day so I could get stuff done and then when he does I hate it. It doesn't take long to get lonely! I'm sorry you guys have to go through that :( I don't know what we are doing the girl who is finishing our basement is taking her own sweet time and that is fine by us. We are going to get starting building within the next couple weeks.

Kristi Rowley said...

Thanks for the comments. It's been fun checking out your posts and getting to know your family. It's crazy how all the cousins I grew up with I have hardly seen since I graduated high school. That's why I love blogging. I have been able to catch up with alot of them (you). I hope everything goes ok with your move. I have to admit that when I heard you were moving back to Utah I got excited too! I keep telling Jim we need to move to Koosharem, even though there is no job for us there, but who knows what will happen. Good Luck with everything and hopefully we can catch up in Koosharem some time!