It's Thursday and woke up with a great deal of peace over everything. I know I have no control over how long Chad will be in Iraq when the time comes again (and yes it will come again even if these idiot Democrats continue their idiocity in trying to set a publicly KNOWN time line...yeah just TELL the terrorists our plans!)
Anyways....Jacob spent the night with one of his best friends (our families are all very good friends), Bobbie (mom) called to see if Jacob could spend the whole day today with them. They went to Heidelberg to go see the castle there (I urge you to google it...it's AMAZING!) We haven't been there yet, so hopefully we can go there sometime soon. Then they were going to drive on over to Ramstein and go eat at Chili's (yes..that's right America's Chili's!) It's on post I believe. I'm sure Jacob will enjoy that. I think when we go to Heidelberg we'll just stay there and eat at TGIFriday's (yes again the American one!!) I'm going to guess it's still going to be a couple hours until Jacob's home (it's 7 pm here now) because Ramstein's a good 3-4 hrs from where we're at!
Jackson and I enjoyed our day toghether! We don't get a lot of one on one time together so it was so nice! We had a lot of fun just playing this morning and hanging out. He talked all morning long! He IS a talker, but well normally Jacob's there too who also talks (I just don't know WHERE they possibly get that from! LOL).After Jack's nap we got up and headed outside into the high 70 degree day we may have actually hit the 70's! I started off in a tshirt and jeans. We walked over to the gym to exchange Jacob's baseball pants (they gave Chad grey for him, but he's supposed to have black) then stopped by the ACS and I booked the Yellow Ribbon Room for PWOC so we can do a Mom's Morning Out for the wive's who's husband is down range or who's husband's about to be heading that way next month. Then dropped my book off at the library, then off to Chad's office (it's right across from the library! We got up to his office about 15 minutes before the end of the work day so Jack ate a jello I down a water. We started heading home together and a spouse that's the FRG leader in another company, but with in our Battalion stopped us and told us she's just GIVING away a car. It's a Mazda something, so we went home and Chad got out of his uniform. I changed into shorts and a tank top, and Jack changed into shorts and we headed over to her place and looked at the car. Chad has to fix the gas tank, because it has a hole on the top of it, but it runs and is in good shape...it'll be a good 2nd car and we won't have to put all these miles on our van! Chad's going to go get something from the car care center tomorrow to fix the tank temporarily until he can get another tank. He'll go get it registered in our name tomorrow. Registration is $30.00 and he's going to go to the junk yard here on post and hopefully he can get a tank there and it should cost he thinks about $15.00...so a decent 2nd car for $45.00 not bad! When we get ready to PCS back to the states, we'll just sell it!
The 2nd car will come in so handy while my parents are here too. My mom and I are going to go to Poland one day, so Chad, my dad, and the boys will stay here. This will let them go out and do something IF they want...or they can just stay here and relax. I really like that we can stop putting ALL the miles on my van which will be so nice. It's a 4 door car so that will definately be handy! I'm actually pretty excited about it.
Ok so after we looked at the car, we're kept walking. Chad wanted to look and see if he could find his stolen bike..so far no luck. The little punk probably has it locked in their storage room or depending on where on this post they live in their garage. Chad does have another bike though. One of his soldiers PCS'd and gave it to him. It's a really nice bike as well. Chad has it locked up in our storage room for now. We bought a new bike lock for Jacob's bike so hopefully the little jerks won't come and try to take it again (the other locks we'd had for a few years, but they appeared to be in good shape so we're not sure if they broke easily or if they cut them, since the locks were gone as well.
Anyways...we got back home and took Jack to the park for a few then Chad and Jack ran to get Chinese and ice cream (it just sounds soooo good...some strawberry ice cream!). That's where they are right now. Chad's going to stop and get him some speghetti ice (giletto aka Italian ice cream and I'm sure Jack will get something there too) then he was going to run to the shopette and get me mine I wanted AMERICAN ice cream! That's what I'm in the mood for!
Tomorrow the boys and I are going with Bobbie and her family (who Jacob's with today) to the Zoo. It's supposed to be in the 80's tomorrow! It's going to be so nice! A perfect day for the zoo! We are just going to ride with them in their van. I'll just have to run and get some euro's for zoo entrance and lunch! Not sure what time we're leaving, I'll find out when they drop off Jacob. Update...Bobbie just called me, they're just now on their way to Chili's and stuck in a stau (trafic jam). Jacob's going to go ahead and stay the night with them and in the morning when they come to get Jackson and I for the zoo, he'll run up here and change his clothes (he has all his hygiene items and pj's so he's good for the night). I'm seriously thinking that they will be getting home close to midnight for the fact that they still have to drive to Ramstein and still order, eat, and then drive home and they have a new born too! Well I consider a 3 month old pretty well a new born! She said Jacob LOVED the castle! She mentioned maybe all of us going down there one day together (both families) and I think that'd be great, then we'll just all head to TGIFriday's for dinner! LOL Hopefully we can go before Tim deploys, just depends on what everyone's schedules are like.
Ok, so that's been my day in a nutshell! We also decided they're going to come about 9 in the morning to head to the zoo! It's going to be a great day. I know the boys will love it. I'll take my camera and get lots of pictures!!
Have a great day!!