Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The weather turned to crud on Sunday and Monday so we hit Branson, went to the freaky zoo there and just bummed around town. Sunday night there was a break in the weather and we were able to hit the lake on the boat to watch fireworks. Sophie loved those!
Sophie has also transitioned over to big girl panties. She is doing VERY well with them. We do pull-ups at nap and bed, but all in all the potty training is progressing nicely.
It's a short week and we have a big weekend coming up. It is the 11th annual cancer survivorship walk and Team Sarcoma is ready to go again with 64 team members. We ALWAYS have the biggest team!!! Looking forward to seeing everyone at Creve Couer Park Saturday morning.
Ready for fun in the sun!
We found a toad with Uncle Mike!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Tom and Charlie Turner were assigned to Attack Squadron 155 at Whidby Island, Washington. Their unit shipped out to the Middle East on board the USS RANGER when U.S. military buildup began there in January 1991. Tom and Charlie had been in the region only ten days when hostilities began and they were asked to fly combat missions on Iraqi military targets in the first wave of offensive strikes of the war the opening night of the Gulf War. Tom was the pilot of an FA6 Intruder, and Charlie his BN (bomdadier/navigator). Both failed to return from missions on the morning of Friday, January 18, 1991.
Later reports revealed that two emergency radio beeper signals were picked up indicating that both Tom and Charlie ejected safely from their aircraft. Both were returning to the USS Ranger after a bombing mission over Baghdad.
On January 20, both Tom and Charlie were officially listed as MIA by the Pentagon. It was not until almost two months after the end of Operation Desert Storm that the Iraqis handed over the remains of 14 United States soldiers. One of those was Tom.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
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Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Yep...she will officially be part of "THE CULT" effective tomorrow. For those who are familiar with the STL, we love our baseball and the boys of summer are out in full force again! Tomorrow will be Sophie's first Cards game, nice and close to the field, just like it should be! So.....for those that do not know, St. Louis is called Baseball Heaven see the above, because the people here live, eat, sleep, breathe and die Redbird baseball. Fans here know their summer ball and are passionate to see the "Mang" #5 and crew win that 11th World Series title. Its that time of year when from April thru October, Sophie's Great Grandmother (Mimi) is plastered to the TV screaming "HOT SPIT" as the Cards battle it out!
Soph' loves her hockey too! We took her for pizza last night, and there are loads of Blues pix around the restaurant. She pointed and says, "BLUES Poppa" and gave us her "Let's Go Blues" fist pump...Now we have to teach her our anti-cubs (lower case 'c') chant! :-).
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Kisses.....I love you Mommy..
Sunday, May 10, 2009
First I would like to say Happy Mother's Day to my Mom. Mom-31 years of life you have been my best friend. I can only hope I'm half the Mother that you are. Thank you for always being on my side. Thank you for always making me number 1 in your life. Thank you for taking care of me when I was sick. You are the true selfless Mother, and for that I thank you.
Second I would like to say Happy Mother's Day to Sophie's birth Mom. So wherever you are- Happy Mother's Day. It's because of you that I have the most perfect daughter. It's because you were also selfless that I am able to celebrate this day. So thank you- you are my true hero.
Lastly, Happy Mother's Day to all my friends and family. Enjoy your day.
All my love-