Friday, August 26, 2011

Flash Back Friday!

I have failed to keep updated on the past is my way of making up for it...Flash back Fridays. This one is all about Jon. Over just the past 6 months Jon has accomplished so has been grueling and difficult but he has made it through it all. He left for basic training on March 1st. Needless to say he went through BASIC was rough. We could only talk once a week. They marched, taught shooting skills, marched, worked as a unit, marched, did field exercises, marched...did I mention they marched?! After a long 10 weeks Cohen and I along with Jon's parents flew out to his graduation. It was wonderful to see Jon and spend a few hours with him! It wasn't until the day of graduation when we looked at the program that we really saw how well he had done. His name was on there 3 TIMES! Jon hasn't mentioned any of this...he received the Commanding Generals Award. It is the highest award at basic training that you can get. Not only did he receive that award but he also got High BRM (in my terms it is top marksmanship), and honor platoon. On top of his awards he was asked to speak at his graduation. It was such an honor to be there! Our trip was fun...we spent the time swimming, exploring the meramec caverns, and just catching up with Jon.

Time at the caverns...trying to pass the time before we could see Jon

We are so glad Jon's parent came with us!

This was the first time I had seen Jon in 10 weeks. He hadn't seen us yet...he wasn't allowed to look around. He was only to face forward or he would have been drilled!

We finally got to be together again!!! He finally got to hold Cohen again!

Because Jon received the Commanding General Award he had to lead them in the soldiers creed...he is the one the front.

Jon had just received his awards and had to wait in front

Now Jon is at AIT (Advanced training). This training is 19 weeks...long, I know. Jon has been working hard again. Everyday is an adventure for him. We are now only 5 weeks away from the AIT graduation...yay! It isn't coming fast enough for me...I sure miss Jon. The good news is we know where we will be together...we got our first orders. We will be headed to...Fort Bliss, Texas! It will be nice to finally be with Jon again. Can I just say what an amazing husband I have! I am so proud of him. I love you so much babe!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cohen's First Birthday!!!

Wow...I don't know where the time little boy is now a year old! Here are the stats of his growth over the past year:

2 weeks: height- 20 1/4 in (75%)
weight-6 lbs 5 oz (10%)

2 months: height-22 1/2 in (50%)
weight- 11 lbs (50%)

4 months: height-25 in (50%)
weight- 13 lbs 9 oz (25%)

6 months: height-26 1/4 in (50%)
weight- 16 lbs 1 oz (25%)

9 months: height- 27 1/4 in (25%)
weight- 17 lbs 11 oz(10%)

12 months: height- 29 3/4 in (50%)
weight- 18 lbs 7oz (3%)

He has grown so much! He has started walking this past week. I love to see his determination when he falls down. He is also getting another tooth...that makes a total of 5. We sure had fun celebrating his birthday. My sisters and mom were there to celebrate the day! Luckily Jon was able to skype for all of the fun stuff! We did bubbles, "Cohen" says, pizza, presents and CAKE! What could be better!

playing with bubbles

This is the game of Cohen says...we basically did everything that Cohen did

We had pizza...Cohen's favorite food!

Cake time!!

I made the cake!

Thanks Jackson and Ellie for making the banner!

He sure loves his cousins!

  • says mark, get set...GO!
  • he gives me loves
  • walks all over
  • loves Grandma and Grandpa
  • loves playing with balls...will go anywhere to get one
  • loves his Daddy. Whenever I say where is daddy he looks for my phone
  • he has the cutest facial expressions
  • will say mmm...ahhh after taking a drink of water or milk
  • loves otter pops (hmmm I wonder where he gets that?)
  • any time he hears a loud nose...will look around wide eyed and say ohhhhh
  • has a great arm...I think he will be a pitcher some day
  • loves bath time...well loves being in the water anywhere!
He is adorable and I love him so much! This year has been wonderful with having this sweet little boy in my life. I am glad he is my little man!

Friday, August 5, 2011