Wednesday, January 14, 2009

This Many More Days....







... until Daddy comes home from Iraq for a short visit!

While Sarah, Maggie, and Kate were taking an actual nap *gasp* this afternoon, Ella worked hard cutting, stapling, and even making "patteruns" part of the time. The finished product was this great paper chain with a link for every day until Scott is home for his R&R.

She had such a great time making the chain that she's not too keen on tearing off a link each day.... we'll see how that goes tomorrow.



15 comments:

JMT said...

I know the girls are excited about a Daddy visit. Good luck with the paper chain.

Sarah said...

VERY cool!! It gives her a visual and something thats "hers". I can only imagine what you all are feeling. Thank you again for all your sacrifices to our nation. WE LOVE YOU!
Sarah

Denise Wheeler said...

Wow! What a great idea. Hopefully she will be willing to tear a link off each so she can see the time getting shorter. She does look very proud of it.

Brandi said...

Very cute! We miss seeing you guys every week at Kindermusik.

Laura said...

What a great way for the girls to count down the days until Daddy is home and congrats on getting the little three down for a nap!

Angie said...

Great idea with the paper chain! You all must be so excited...

Your family is in our prayers.

Candace said...

Hey MB,

Was that your own idea?? It's a really neat way to count down ANYTHING!!

I'd love to share it sometime on Sonbeams if you wouldn't mind - I could send credit back to you.

LMK,
Candace

Whitney said...

What a great idea! So glad to hear you will see Scott soon.

Bonzo the Barbarian said...

Glad to hear your dh is coming home on a visit. what a way for the girls to actually see when daddy will be home. i can still feel the emotions of when my daughter came home from Iraq.
((((hugs))) to you & the girls
Bonnie, a blog watcher.

Dorinda said...

Oh that is exciting - I hope you all have a wonderful visit.

We counted down like that to the babies birth - it's amazing that you do actually get through all those days! I'm praying they will be smooth and restful :)

Ms. ~K said...

Wonderful News!!!!

pinkmommy said...

My Princess loves to make "patteruns" too and that is exactly how she says it.

So glad your hubby gets to come home for a visit. I am so thankful for his and you and your girls sacrifice for my freedom!

Kim said...

That is great MB. We have one too. We are down to 104 days. Gosh I hope they go by fast.
Enjoy your visit.

The Stephens said...

What a GREAT IDEA!!! That is soo cool. Even more cool is Daddy coming home!!

Jennifer said...

great idea, you are so creative. it is tough that our little ones have a hard time understanding time. this must be fun for them.