The Fire Department held an awards ceremony to recognize all the Firemen who have gone above and beyond at work and outside of work. Being family friendly, I came with kids in tow to proudly cheer on my HOT hubby as he was presented two awards: the Unit Commendation Award and the Meritorious Service Award
The highlights of the night came straight out of our two year old's mouth:
Entering the ceremony hall Noah spotted the "Fire Truck" podium and began making loud siren sounds. Of course this was after everyone was seated and quiet.
The chaplin comes on stage, we bow our heads and begin prayer, 5 seconds in Noah screams, "Aaaaaaamen!"
Daddy gets called to the stage and our sweet boy wants to go with him, loudly telling the entire auditorium he wants to go too.
BOTH times Daddy was on stage Noah loudly states "I want my daddy!" and "GO daddy GO!"
After many other sweet interruptions I realize it was time to head home. Thank the Lord Noah was cute and happy, not screaming, fighting or complaining. Even Chief McIntosh stood at the podium and told the entire auditorium that loud children are happy and healthy and he was happy to have them there. I just hope the rest of the audience felt the same way. I mean, family friendly with a starting time of 6pm is a little challenging!
Ending the night with a glass of wine, Chronic Taco, and my hubby cozy on the couch made it a perfect ending!!!
We hiked (walked really) down to the wonderful restaurant in Crystal Cove last week. The weather was chilly, but the bright sunshine was intoxicating. We all enjoyed the tiny oasis the cove offers and we all loved the wonderful food too!
See Dean's foot?
Dean is exploring his tongue and its capabilities. Goofball!
Noah is so sweet and innocent. I know this won't last forever, but he is the most honest boy. If he is doing something he shouldn't, it usually only last a few minutes (or seconds) before he will come show me what he did and say sorry. For example, he found a "candy" of Eric's and decided he would chew it. It was actually a Zicam chewable cold lozenge. After sinking his teeth in it he ran over, gave it to me and said sorry about ten times. Like the time he colored with his marker on his play table then came to tell me he needs a time out. Or if you catch him doing somthing, he will stop, hand "it over" or change what he is doing (going from poking Dean in the eye to hugging and kissing him) to make your heart melt. He has a face he makes when he is caught red handed.
Here he was just playing in the sand (throwing sand all over himself), I called his name and he thought he was going to get in trouble...
...it just happened to be time to take our table at the restaurant. But I'm glad I caught his face on camera. It is so cute how he bites his bottom lip and smiles at the same time.
The wife of a Firefighter, a Mother and a Realtor. I strive yet struggle to fulfill the desires in the hearts of my husband and sons. The balance of family, work and play is always swaying as I try to be truly present for my young boys in life as well as learn to be open to the new experiences God gives me...right now that experience is a stage that I call MOM MODE