Friday, July 18, 2008

Army Perks

As most of you know, Steve is in the Army National Guard, which means he attends drill one weekend per month, and then every summer he goes away for two weeks of training (this summer, he has 4 weeks of training). In addition to that, his "regular" job is as a state employee for the Idaho Army National Guard. So, while he isn't on active duty, I still consider us a "military family" - - his job is extremely demanding, as is his commitment to the Guard - - basically for Steve, it is like having two very time-consuming, stressful, full-time jobs. I seriously don't know how he does it, and I probably don't tell him enough how much I appreciate how hard he works for us, so that I can stay home with the boys - - thanks honey, you are the best! Anyway, Steve's work commitments require sacrifice on both our parts, but I think we each do a pretty good job making it all work out. While it is hard at times, the military is good to us, and there are many perks that come with Army life. Yesterday, we went to Steve's armory to pick him up, and the boys got to enjoy one of the simpler perks.

When your dad is the commander, you get to crawl all over the army trucks. This alone is enough to send Camden right over the edge and love the Army forever.

When the boys were finished inspecting the vehicles, it was back to Daddy's office for another treat - - MRE's. Steve had a case of them in his office, and let the boys dig through them for a treat. Camden picked a bag of potato sticks, and Griffie chose some chow mien noodles. I think they thought they'd hit the jackpot. I'm still giggling at the fact that Steve had previously opened nearly all of the MRE's, in search of anything with sugar in it. He has a bit of a sugar problem. I'll tell you all about that some day.


Jen said...

Awww! That looks like a lot of fun for them!

Jen said...

Alex is so obsessed with trucks - fire trucks, dump trucks, even ice cream trucks. He would be so excited to sit in one of those Army trucks! What lucky boys!

Kate said...

So cute-Griffin is so big! Reminds me of when I was little and would visit my dad at the firehouse. I was allowed to climb on trucks there too but I couldn't slide down the pole.

Melissa said...

The boys had a blast, didn't they?! Wonderful pictures!

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