Thursday, August 31, 2006

Heart broken

That is really all I can say right now. I guess I should be happy my crying has finally stopped. I just got word around 1pm that Robert will not be returning home on Saturday like we had thought for the last two weeks. Instead it will be Tuesday late at night. I'm heart broken and beside myself right now. The thought of another weekend without him is just something I cringe thinking about. I know in the grand scheme of things this really isn't a big deal, but right now it hurts!

I'm sad he is going to miss all the school preparations and the first day of school for the boys. I feel like he misses so much and this was one thing he wasn't going to miss and it got yanked right out from under him because of one person. I know I need to forgive this person, but right now this isn't on my agenda...I will deal with that later, right now I'm thinking much later. I feel like my whole week has been reset. I know God won't give me more than I can handle so I must be able to do this, but I just didn't want to deal with this. Life is so unfair at times.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Only 6 days to go...will it be over soon?

Well yesterday was a bad day. My family all left and I was here alone with the three kids for the first itme since Robert left. Kind of a bad situation for me since I don't do well with daying goodbye and I still have a week until Robert returns. The good news, I made it through!! Robert was finally able to calm me down and get me to take the kids out for lunch and a trip to Walmart. Not only that, but we also made a trip to see a movie on base in the evening. All in all it ended up being a good day. I can say, I'm not one that enjoys saying goodbye to anyone I'm close to, but I know I have to get through to Saturday for Robert and the kids. It may not be easy, but somehow I have to manage.

It's kind of frustrating that all the things we were doing in the summer have come to a complete hault last week. I had been taking the kids to a movie every Tuesday and then lunch and things liek that, but they all end since school is getting ready to start up around here.

On that note, the boys will be starting preschool sometime after Labor Day!! They will be going 4 days a week from about 9-12. I'm so excited to have some one on one time with Kaitlyn. It will be nice and I know the boys will benefit from preschool.

And, as I draw this post to a close...we are moving in a little over 1 month!! I'm excited, but scared of what the new place will hold for us. I mean it took me 5 1/2 years to get involved here and I'm wondering if I'm going to have the same problem there. Anyway, more to come, Kaitlyn needs a nap.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

It's official...

I talked to Robert a few hours ago and was told that his plane tickets have been changed at no cost to us!!! That means he is for sure coming home on September 2nd!!!! I'm so excited less than 2 weeks to go until our family is together again.

That exciting news and now some not so great news. Patrick went to the doctor on Monday and was diagnosed with chronic constipation. Since yesterday we started medication to control it. We were also officially given the diagnosis FTT. As much as I'm not happy with that diagnosis I'm happy they are taking step to improve his weight, he is 3 years old and only weighs, barely 30 lbs. I know it could be wose, but he still won't eat much and has a problem with weight gain.

Anyway, I will post pictures soon as we are going to the waterpark tomorrow. Michael is really looking forward to it, and for that matter, so am I!

Friday, August 18, 2006


Okay, I couldn't be more excitied tonight. I just got word that Robert will be returning from school earlier than we thought. Now mind you all of this is pending getting the flights rearranged, but it's looking good! He will be calling travel and working on that aspect of things on Monday. I'm so excited because that means, should the boys start school on the 5th of September, he should be here for that. I was upset that he was going to miss their first day of school. So, that means, only like 2 more weeks and he will be home.

This separation, although easier than most, has been really hard. The boys are old enough now to realize what is going on and Kaitlyn keeps asking for her Daddy on a daily basis. I think she is learning to accociate him with the phone because everytime the phone rings she runs around saying Daddy, are you? Translation...Daddy where are you? She has also started making a kissing noise whenever you put the phone up to her, TOO CUTE!

I can't wait for him to be home and get going with this move. I'll be so happy once we are moved and settled into a new place!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

15 Months, where did the time go?

My oh my, where did my baby go? Can anyone find that little sweetie that I brought home from the hospital after 6 days, because I think we lost her along the way. The little one I see before me is anything but little! Kaitlyn is now 15 months old! I can't believe how much she has grown and turned into a wonderful, smart little girl, but she is a drama queen. Anyway, I took her to the doctor for her 15 month well baby check up and she is almost 22 lbs!! She was 21.6 lbs and 28 1/2 inches. I don't know where that puts her on the growth curve since we didn't see her ped, but I'm sure she is growing fine. The bad news is she got THREE shots! I didn't think she was going to get any, but apparently I was wrong. Boy was she mad. But she came home took a small nap and then was good to go. It was like nothing happened. I'm so glad she is good for shots, especially right now with Robert being gone...the last thing I need is a really crabby baby.

So, I got the pictures back today from our photo shoot on Monday. Let me say they tunred out great!!!! I am really happy with what we got, the only bad thing is Patrick is only in the family shot since he was being the stubborn child he is and and didn't want his picture taken. I guess that's life with three kids, one is bound not to cooperate for pictures at sometime or another. I don't know how many I can post here, but I'll try to get as many as possible on here.

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There are more, but the rest are just playing with these mostly. Like doing different colors and what not...let me know what you think. I LOVE them.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

So frustrated!

Okay, so Robert has been gone since June 18th, Father's Day, that in itself is frustrating, but at to that taking care of three kids and my sister since then. So anyway, I usually do the yard Monday morning, but we had something to do and wouldn't you know...I got written up for not doing the yard. I was planning on doing it in the afternoon, but apparently I got inspected before then, Go figure. So anyway after getting took me 4 hours to take care of the yard since our lawn mower is deciding to be tempermental.

Anyway, good news from yesterday, the kids and I went and had photos done, but SSSHHH, don't tell Robert they are a suprise and he has no clue yet. I'm really hoping to get some GREAT shots. The only bad thing is Patrick wasn't being cooperative so we didn't get any individual pictures of him. Oh well one of them was bound not to cooperate. I mean with 3 kids 3 and under what can I expect. She also took some pictures of just me. Which I'm really excitied for since I can't remember the last time I had pictures taken of myself. I even have very few candid ones since I'm almost always the one behind the camera.

The other thing is, I'm kind of sad :( Kaitlyn turns 15 months old tommorrow. It really seems like she was just born yesterday. How can she already be a 15 month old drama queen?? And can anyone explain how a little girl can have so much attitude? She is seriously turning into a diva! She has learned how to climb anything and everything! She climbs the couch, the stiars, the dining room table, her brothers...I mean I can't keep up with her. I can't believe we are talking about having another with the way she acts, LOL. No in all seriousness she is the sweetest, and most bueatiful little girl and all the kids are definate blessing from God. I wouldn't trade them for anything!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

A new place

I've decided to start a new place to share with family a friends what is going on with our life in the Baker household. I figure with us moving a few people might want to stay in touch. I hope this turns into a good thing for me...more to come soon.