Sunday, February 5, 2012

Countdown Time!

 The Man has been gone for almost ten months and really most of the year, but he is coming home soon. How soon? Well I can't tell you that, that would be bad for OPSec. It is soon but really at this point, not soon enough.

The boys, especially G, are anxiously waiting for spring because they know that is when Daddy will come home. G has been asking everyday if it is spring yet and he scrutinizes the level of snow melt everyday, insisting that spring must be soon.

Yesterday was the first Saturday in a long time that we have not had plans, not even a trip to the grocery store! So we got busy with our crafty selves and made our version of this countdown calendar from maya made.

Springtastic Countdown Calendar!

Apollo was in more of a sculpture sort of mood. He may have decorated one or two tubes but he was far more interested in creating the googly eye and glitter glue sculpture in a bowl.

Gaius suggested that three little chocolates should go in each tube, one for each of us but by the end of the day he decided there should be four chocolates so "Daddy can have them when he gets home". I think I will also include little messages with crafting, baking, and general Daddy Homecoming ideas printed on them.


  1. Not sure if I can scarf down that many chocolates in a day. Might have to share.

  2. That's such a great idea! How sweet!

  3. i love this idea. brings tears to my eyes... i dont know why iam sitting here crying, however i love the idea.