Well, he made it home safe and sound and we couldn't be happier! Here are some pictures of our happy reunion... I think they speak louder than any words.
Here is one of the shirts I designed and made for the boys:
When we got to the airport, I tried to keep them in the stroller as long as I could... I was a little fearful that Sam would discover the wonders of the luggage claim conveyor belts. But they were pretty good. I wondered how much they really understood about what was going on... but they knew in their little hearts that something great was going to happen.
As the time got closer, I let them get out of the stroller. I was really hoping that they would run to daddy when they saw him. But I was afraid they would be a little timid too. I guess we would just have to see.I became really cool when I whipped out the flags... score for mom!
I told them to watch the escalator because Ben had called me and told me he was getting off the plane and would be coming soon. Of course, by now a small crowd had gathered waiting for their loved ones and watching us...
Since it was just me and the boys, I was torn between taking pictures and just jumping out there to grab my man... I chose to run and tackle... everyone clapped and cheered! When I let go, there were two very eager little faces right next to us looking up at Ben. He knelt down and they were in his arms.
I LOVE this next picture, I think Ben's eyes say it all...My handsome soldier! I still can't believe he is home!When we got home, I was quickly demoted to uncool... unworthy to sit on the "guy couch." Seriously, Sam would not let me join them!!But it's okay. They really missed their daddy and wanted some time with him... you know, guy quality time. I just hung around and anxiously awaited bedtime... hehehe
I really wanted a picture of him and me with his uniform on. But we didn't get the chance. I did snap this one this afternoon:Together again, even if it is only for two glorious weeks.
By the way, yeah, he REALLY likes my new look! And I really like his...