Today we had a great day. We went to this place called Tuckerland's. They have these totally enclosed tramploline's, go carts, rock/wall climbing, ball houses, things to climb through, a baby area, pedal cars, tractors, etc, basketball and soccer area, oh and freakishly fast slides! The kids had been before, Chad took them (the day after we returned from Venice), but Emma and I had stayed home, since I couldn't bare to put her back in her hated carseat! LOL It opened at 2 and around 6. The kids ran themselves ragged. They had so much fun, and that includes Emma! We went with my friend B and her 2 kids. When we got home I read the kids a story and they went to bed. No talking, just went straight to bed! They were asleep before 8 pm! That may be a new record! LOL This week is filled with a couple different drs apts, PWOC, a baby shower, and Hospitality House.
Basketball is over with!!!! I admit I'm totally thrilled that it is. It went I guess well over all, just did not care for Jacob's coach. He was young, single, and very inexperienced. I've NEVER complained about a coach (even when it wasn't Chad! LOL) but this guy just simply didn't show up to 2 of the practices and on the 2nd one I was standing there with one of our Sports guys called him and the next night at the game he totally lied. He got called out, but that in itself just speaks volumes. I don't want someone who can't just own up and admit he made a mistake...having influence over my child. It's over though and I'm glad. Next up is baseball. We already know how the boys coach will be...my friend and Chad is going to be her assistant! Chad will leave before the season is completely over, but this still lets Chad coach which he enjoys, while not having to worry about being there when it's time for him to leave, plus we get a coach's discount and hey every little bit we can save I'm all for! I'm going tomorrow to sign the kids up for that!
Chad's out of contact for the next 2 weeks. It stinks, but the Battalion Commander said no cell phone use for these next 2 weeks. It stinks, but we'll suck it up. It'll be good preperation I suppose. It does annoy me though. The reality is, they're going to be gone for 15 months with limited contact, so when they're less than 2 hours drive from us, let us at least be able to recieve a phone call from our soldier to tell us hi when they DO have downtime. I don't expect a phone call during training, that's unnecessary and dangerous possibly, and distracting. But it's not like they're going 24 hrs, they get down time to eat and sleep so if they want to use some of their personal time to call home and talk to the kids and/or wife/husband let them. I am selfish and want to hear my husband's voice everyday, if possible. The fact is my kids, well Jackson just does not understand why he can't call Daddy, when he's just in the field. I tell him the truth, that Daddy's boss said no one can call home. He asked me "Does that mean he can't call home either"? "I told him, it better!". ;)
Tomorrow isn't too busy outside of the home. Jacob has a drs apt. I think his allergies are messing with him, so hopefully they can get him on some meds and get that sorted out. Otherwise it'll be cleaning and laundry here! Oh the good times never end I tell you! LOL