Aside from this recent trauma, we have had a splendid week. Spending lots of time with dh, and I've cooked a lot recently. Not much scrappy happening, hopefully this weekend.
His graduation went well. It was a lot smoother than I anticipated. I just couldn't imagine my child sitting still for more than 5 mins. The ceremony was only 20 mins long, and I swear I checked my watch 10 times during it. There were a handful of other children there, some older, some younger, some the same age. None seemed to be as restless as mine. I know that every child is different, but it just seems to me that mine is much more intense than most. And much more active. But he was like this in the womb, kicking constantly the whole time. I feel as though people judge me to be a "bad" parent because he is like that, constantly on the go. But he has always been this way. I'm learning to work with it, and not against it. I can't change who he is, nor would I want to.
The ceremony itself was so nice. I caught just a few phrases that made me proud:
"The best of the best."
"The best the military has to offer."
"The family is the strength of the soldier, the soldier is the strength of the military, the military is the strength of the nation."
I don't have any pics that I can share. There will be no parades or public displays of gratitude for what he does. He is as always, the quiet professional. But he is there, defending our nation proudly, doing what he does.
An unsung hero. That's my love. **
**Who incidently just found my makeup, hidden under the sink behind the toilet paper. :)
Here is another Cosmo Haunted card:
Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Haunted Patterned Paper: Nevermore and Them Bones ; Cosmo Cricket Haunted Rub-ons; Cosmo Cricket Pumpkin Blackboard with Adhesive diecut sticker plus white card from Michael's and Martha Stewart punch.
Instructions: Punch fence border in Nevermore Patterned paper. Add Them bones patterned paper on top of it. Adhere both to white card. Apply Haunted rub-on phrase "hey pumpkin". Apply Haunted rub-on flare underneath pumpkin. Dress Blackboard pumpkin with his matching diecut sticker and apply on top of flare rub-on. Giggle, because the pumpkin is so charismatically goofy.