Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Although I am perfectly capable of doing all the stuff around the house that needs doing.  I just don’t wanna.  The last time Chris deployed everything at home seemed to go pretty well.  We had our issues and problems but overall we did ok.  My expectations this time were just a bit off.  I expected that this time it would be easier than last time as we had done it before.


We still had the same issues as last time.  We all miss mom, still need to figure out how to juggle stuff.  We are getting it done but the routine settling is taking longer than I want it to.

Yes, I am whining.  If you are patient it will end and we can get back to the goofy stuff the kids and dogs do.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Family Day

Today was Family Day for the Livonia Orioles.  Since Samantha is a cheerleader she has a part in the halftime routine.  There are three games, Freshmen, Junior Varsity and Varsity.  The flag kids didn’t have a game so they had a Mothers vs. Boys game.  The boys won – of course.  It was fun to watch. 

I went to the game early as I volunteered to hang posters.  All the kids had an opportunity to make a poster.  This year’s theme was patriotism.  Sam made a poster with Chris before she deployed.  I know I am biased but the poster was very cool.  Evidently the judges thought so as well.  She won a gift card to Dairy Queen for her awesome poster.  Sam wanted to help me put the posters up in the morning.  Jason stayed home since he had practice from 11 to noon.  We hung 120 or so posters.  It took us an hour and they were wrapped all around the inside area.  A few folks commented on the fact that there was so much participation this year. 

Sam and her Award winning Poster

Sam needed to be at the field by 10 am.  All the Freshman parents had to line up on the 50 yard line.  Then Sam lined up with the players at the end of the field and they announced the players and their parents.  They were supposed to come out one at a time but we ended up getting a mad crush of cheerleaders since they had trouble hearing the announcer.  I went back to the stands and settled in to watch the Freshman game, I mean Sam cheer when she reminded me that I left the drink at home.  I left to get the drink.  While I was gone I lost my great parking spot.  At halftime we got to see the entire Cheer squad take the field and perform a routine.  It was very cool. 

You need the link as I marked the video private, just in case. 
Overall it was a very neat day, just a tiring one.  

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The beginning of a routine

Not a whole lot of new stuff to put on the blog.  The kids are doing well with school.  The balancing act with cheer and baseball is working well.  The double headers the kids have are tough to take.  They only play 6 innings but 12 innings of 8 – 10 year olds playing baseball is brutal.  They try but an 8 year old pitcher can burn quite a bit of time off the clock.  Luckily there is a 7 run mercy rule.  Watching 7 kids get walked in with an out or two thrown in takes about a year off your life.

Cheer isn’t too bad as I watch the game behind the cheerleaders in between cheers.  Sam watches me to make sure I am watching her.  I love watching football in person.  I don’t get the strategy most of the time but they play with all they have to give.  Sam is getting better each game.  The contrast between practice and games is funny.  She is all business at the games.

The dogs are doing well.  Candy seems to have gotten used to her smaller foot.  It never really slowed her down much. They are both at Lucky Puppy now and loving it.

Now that Lindsey is watching the kids in the morning they are getting out of bed earlier.  Poor Lindsey.  They talk her into making breakfast, this morning I believe the request was waffles.  If it was me I would just roll into the couch and shove them out the door when it was time for school.

Oh well, I am going to go and try and remember what it was I was supposed not to forget.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Chris Re-deploys

So for many people September 11th was a day to remember, a day to mark a tragic anniversary, or a day to thank a fireman/policeman/vet.  For the Weisenberger’s it was a day to rush to baseball with an overlapping football game, a quick trip to grab lunch, and a quick run to the airport.

Chris spent the last few days freaking out, helping Sam with her family day project, working on the Randolph directory, shopping for the kids’ school clothes and some laundry.  She wasn’t packing.  She packed tiny bits at a time.  Friday she was able to get a box together to send to herself.  This alleviated a lot of the crap that she would have had to put in a suitcase.  Saturday night the bulk of the packing chore came on full.  I don’t blame her for procrastinating.  I am not a packing fan myself.  I always feel like I am going to forget something.

Chris was able to take a later flight so she could run around with us in the morning and see the kids’ games.  We dropped her off around 3:20 for a 5:20 flight.  She told me The check in desk was empty and security was not a hassle so she was at the gate reading.

Back to “Bachelorhood”

The kids’ jersey numbers ended up like this by total accident.  This was not staged.
Jason is in the middle