This is Andrews 4th deployment and our 3rd as a family. As of right now we do not have an address for him, just know that he did make it to Afghanistan. However, I should be getting an email in the next few days with one. The kids are very anxious to send daddy his first care package!
Hailey is taking this pretty well, she seems to only get upset in the evenings a tad and wants to wear his shirts to bed so she can be close to him. TJ seems to get a tad fussy around the time daddy normally gets home and keeps an eye at the door and window but eventually goes back to playing and being his happy little self. Nick on the other hand is still asking for his daddy. He doesn't understand why daddy isn't here and his truck is in the drive way. He will tell you "Daddy onna big plane fight bad guy" however if he sees a plane in the sky he thinks its daddy's plane and that we have to go pick him up!
Hows mommy you ask?! Well, mommy is getting at this day by day and trying to get into a solid routine. I have been spoiled being able to talk to Andrew every evening for the last 2 years so at night anxiety kicks in a bit and I have to email him because that's the only way I feel better. Needless to say he probably has like 15emails and hes been gone 6 days, lol.
On the day daddy left I had my good friend Brittany tag along with me for moral support and to take some photos of us at the airport. I had a photographer lined up however things became so hectic last minute because they moved his date, that I just canceled, set my settings on the camera, and handed it over to her. I love the way that they came out. They were exactly what I wanted and then some. Plus, I love Brittany and have known her for years which allowed for our kids to be themselves.
*The colored photo was after we got home that day and Hailey wanted to nap in daddy's shirt. I sneaked upstairs to take a picture and she was looking outside the window for daddy's plane, bless her little heart! The picture of the book is what we set up so that the kids could hear daddy's voice every night before bed.*
Hope you all enjoy!