Monday, April 03, 2006

DADDY'S HOME!

Pure excitement for the kids! After a month being gone, Scott returned from the states and his too-long Advanced Course. The course was held in Virginia Beach, so that was definitely a saving grace for him.

Scotty was absolutely thrilled to have his father back. He has graduated from saying mama and dada to mommy and daddy. In the van on the way back from the airport, he kept saying Daddy over and over again. His excitement was SO cute!

Scott got home and tried to get settled. It was a long trip for him - leaving at 9:00 a.m. EST from Norfolk (on Saturday) and not arriving till 11:00 a.m. local time (5:00 a.m. EST). Not having slept much on the plane, he was eager to rest. We kept the kids on their normal schedule, so that made things a bit easier for him.

I went to get some groceries, Hannah watched a movie, and Scott took a short nap. After all that, Hannah and I headed out to AWANA, giving Scott some quiet time before Scotty woke up.

When we got home from AWANA, Scotty was just adorable. He heard me, ran to the gate and said "mommy....ook- DADDY!" and pointed to his father. He's just thrilled to see him again.

On that note, I leave you with a picture of him - wearing his SUPERBOWL CHAMPIONS STEELERS shirt, sent to him by Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Charlie. He's stylin'!

44 comments:

Sue said...

Geez, Lin, he is just so beautiful -- can't wait to see you guys IRL :)

SB said...

that boy of yours is just a fountain of cuteness...

Glad your man is home. It's always good when they come home, you remember JUST HOW MUCH you love them...

:)

Karen said...

Aw, how cute! Enjoy them while they're small since they grow fast!

Here via Michele's...

Paige said...

Sweet! Hi here from Michele's today. smile the birds are singing

Estelle said...

Welcome home! He is a cutie, that's for sure!

Jade said...

What an adorable boy. I just love the playful smile. Stopping in to say thanks for visiting today. I can't imagine how my boys would have reacted to seeing their Dad after such an absence.

atpanda said...

Jet lag is THE WORST. I travel abroad a lot for work and I never get used to is.

Hey, congrats on site of the day!!!

Michele sent me.

barbie2be said...

how nice, your family is all together again. :)

here from michele's! congrats on being site of the day!

jennypenny said...

Aw that is so cute! You must all be so happy to have him home. As a side note.. i went to awana as a kid.. i thought it was just a canadian thing! (if its the same thing). Congratulations on having your man home AND being site of the day! Here from Michele's

Lisa said...

What an adorable picture! Its so sweet how excited he is about "daddy" being home! I'm here via Michele's today. Congrats on being her Site of the Day!!!

mar said...

such a cute little boy, glad you are all together again. Congrats on being Michele's site of the day, she sent me your way!

My float said...

What a cutie! And what a welcome home for daddy. Here from Michele's.

Jeanne said...

How cute! Reminds me of when my husband traveled a lot when the kids were little. Michele sent me!

Scribe said...

Hi! Michele sent me! I'm sure glad she did. Your little boy is precious! :)

kenju said...

What a darling kid! I know how happy he is that Daddy is home. Our kids used to be that way when my hubs went on a business trip.

Congratulations on being Michele's site of the day; she sent me.

Karen said...

Well, hi there! I'm back again and you're site of the day Congratulations!

Michele sent me!

Sandy said...

Awww! Sounds heart warmingly wonderful! Michele sent me over to share in your excitment.

Congrats on being site of the day.

Star said...

What a beautiful boy! Glad your hubby is back at home. Michele sent me.

chelle said...

Wow what a cute kid! Your post is so heart warming. You are brave to be able to make it a month!! I would go batty!
Congrats on being the site of the day! And enjoy your family reunion...Michelle says Hi!

Sue said...

Zippity do dah -- you are awesome :) -- my sister is a star -- yeah :) Obviously here from Michele's this time :)

Plumkrazzee said...

Yay Steelers! Glad daddy is home, have a great day. Michele sent me.

colleen said...

Gl;ad you're all reunited. Hello from Michele and Loose Leaf.

Jade said...

I expect you'll be busy these next couple days. This time I'm here from Michele's to say Hi!

Gypsy said...

Hello, Michele sent me.

So cute!!

Deb R said...

Aaawww...cute photo!!

Michele sent me.

Cyndy said...

How totally cute he is!! Glad your family is back together. Michele sent me. Good morning (well it is morning here in Denver, CO)

Jolie said...

Your son is precious. Glad that your husband is back.

Congrats on being site of the day. Michele sent me, but I've been here before :)

Finn said...

Aww. Boys do love their daddys. Glad your hubby is back home.

Hi - Michele sent me!

Maryanne said...

Hi there, congratulations on being Michele's sight of the day. I already love your blog and your little one is beyond cute. Keep up the good work:)

Joan said...

Hello, Michele sent me. Your little boy is adorable. Congrats on the hubby making it home safely!

Sparkling Diamond said...

Hi, visiting from Michele's! Kids reactions to seeing a parent after they have been away is so priceless! Adorable pic of your Scotty!

Marie said...

Nice to meet you Linda, and hooray for the homecoming!! Your little fellow is a doll... how old? I have a 2-year old son & I'm nodding my head as I read here.

Michele sent me... have a wonderful day!

shpprgrl said...

here from Michele's....nice blog!

Janet (fondofsnape@gmail.com) said...

Glad to hear your husband is home; as an ex-military wife, I know that can be tough and we didn't have kids! Hi, Michele sent me :-)

InterstellarLass said...

That's great that your little one was so excited to see his Daddy. Makes you feel so good on the inside! Here from Michele's!

Terri said...

Michele sent me and congrats on Site of the Day.
Your son is gorgeous! And how nice that his daddy's home.

Becky said...

Hi, Michele sent me, great blog, especially since If I hadn't gotten divorced 5 years ago I'd probably be where you are.. the ex is in the service... your son is really cute!

Ally said...

Hi Linda, Michelle says 'hi'!

Da Boogs said...

So glad to hear hubby arrived home safely! Can your kids get any sweeter?

Hugs, Louise

used*to*be*me* said...

I love reunions!

Congrats on being the SOTD at Michele's also!

Robin said...

awwwww!! Congrats on site of the day, Michele sent me!

Rene said...

What a cute little guy.

Congrats on SOTD, Michele sent me.

stacey said...

Here from Michele's.
Adorable picture!

Pearl said...

That is one adorable kid. Glad for him and Daddy.