Sunday, October 23, 2011

Kisses From Daddy

One of the first ideas I came across while preparing for deployment was a deployment countdown jar. I started by filling a jar with Hershey kisses (hence the "kisses") - one kiss for each day your loved one is gone. We obviously don't have enough room to hold a piece of candy for each day (x2 because each of the boys get one) so I fill it up every couple days so they don't see the level going down. It'll be REALLY exciting once we're counting down our last few weeks because we'll actually see the candy level disappear!

Once we moved, unpacked and got situated I set up the jar. I explained the concept of the jar to our boys who nodded in excitement about the thought of getting a piece of candy every night. Considering they're only 4 and 2 years old I can't imagine they really comprehend the idea. The original plan was to get a "kiss" from daddy every night after dinner. I was surprised when we went to get their first piece of candy. I picked up our 2 yr. old so he could reach in and choose his kiss on his own. When I took the lid off, little man raised his hand to his mouth and blew a kiss into the jar before choosing his chocolaty treat. Our 4 yr. old then followed in his steps...

Hershey's was nice enough to give us milk chocolate and the NEW air delight kisses to help us get our Kisses From Daddy jar started. I've always been in love with the regular milk chocolate kisses, but was pleasantly surprised when I tried the air delights. It was like my favorite chocolate kiss, but lighter! My oldest son asked me where we got the "fun" Hershey's kisses from and all I could do was smile and laugh to myself. We all love the cute little kisses and the boys look forward to them every night after dinner (and I look forward to them when the boys are in bed).

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

So Much To Do - So Little Time

Every night I plan to grab the laptop and write about what's going on, what new links I've come across or ideas that we've implented while we're adjusting to a new temporary norm. As you can see, every night I've failed...until now.
As you may already know, we've recently moved so we've been busy unpacking and adjusting to our new life. I've also started a new job. I know, did I really need to throw that in the mix too? Why not, right? Things have actually started to settle down and we're getting comfortable in our somewhat new life.

I have several posts that I need to do in the next few days because they will talk about a few of the new things we've adopted in our daily routine.
1. Our Kisses From Daddy jar - What is it, you ask. Well, I'm hoping to talk about that and post some pictures in the next day or so.
2. Our Flat Daddy - Daddy can't be here, but a flat daddy can be! We love ours and will recommend it to anyone!
3. My first giveaway! I have an Army Wife keychain and will be more than happy to give it to some special. I'd really like to keep it, but that wouldn't be very nice.

I hope the week is flying by for eveyone!