Today was Army Family Day for the Reserve unit that Jason is in. This year it was held at a park close to our house so it was nice not to have to drive too far. Over the past week, it has rained every single day (today included) When we woke up this morning it was raining...all I could think was "oh great, how am I going to entertain the kids under a pavilion at a park that they can not play on?" Luckily, the rain stopped and held off during the Family Day. The kids LOVED playing at the park (and we have the muddy shoes and shorts to prove it) We had a great cook-out, held a drawing for prizes (which we won an outdoor game set), played on the playground, and fed the ducks. It was great to see the guys and their families that Jason was deployed with. I became close with several of the family members over the course of last year so it was really good to see them (and for us to all have a smile on our faces) I am getting a little choked up thinking about last year and how the kids and I along with another family went to Family Day last year with out our guys to show support for them. That was so hard....... So glad that we are a complete family this year. Please take a moment to say a prayer for all our soldiers who are deployed and for the families who are left behind holding it all together.
Below are some pictures of our fun Family Day:
Jack and Madi
Jack waiting on Jason to bring his food.
Does this face say "I am having fun or what" =)
Madeline sitting in the hum-v
Jason and the kids (before they pulled him over to the swings)
Time for a push on the swings.
Playing on the playground
Jackson feeding the ducks.
Madeline feeding the ducks.
Madeline and me
Jackson and me