S: Daddy's First Deployment March 2011 - January 2012
BC: Welcome Home Daddy
1: The first day without daddy, I got my two month shots making it an extra hard day.. The next day the granite was installed in the kitchen that Daddy worked so hard to finish before he left. | Aunt Tekla, Aunt Jen, Cousin Brooke, and Cousin Sophie quickly came down for support.
2: We sent the first care package right away. Uncle Luke and Aunt Jenny installed the garbage disposal then we went to lunch in Wilmington | Mom's friends, Carmen and Julie came to visit too. | Daddy We miss you!
3: Book store | At the DMV getting Mommy North Carolina license plates.
4: 13: Mommy's friend Kelly and her daughters came to visit. 14: We dropped Daddy's truck off at the Bellman's. 15: Mommy installed a new bathroom faucet! 16: Relaxing in our "backyard."
5: 17: Staying in Raleigh on our way to Ohio. 18: Off to Ohio for a few months! 19: We went to a fund-raiser with my aunts (Michelle, Roxanne, Jen and Denise) and Grandma Mari but we put the wrong number in so we had to take another picture.
6: 20: Flowers from Daddy for their 2nd Wedding Anniversary 21: Shopping! 22: Aunt Jen's art show 23: Moving into size 6 month clothes | 24: Napping with Archie
7: 25: Capturing the Flag with the Cline kids, their friends and Uncle Joe | 26: Cousin Greyson and Ava's birthday party in the day. Coloring Easter eggs with Cousins Emma, Sophie and Zoe at night.
8: EASTER! Cousins Emma and Dean saying good-bye before going back to Cincinnati.
9: Above: Shopping with Cousins Addisen and Carter Hanging out with Mom's friend's son Micah Taking Carter to the doctor for a burnt hand. | Below: Lunch with Uncle Andy & Aunt Jackie then later that day a fund-raiser with Cousin Brooke & Grandma Mari.
10: Hanging out with cousins, Meeka, and Grandma Mari. I went to several of Cousin Adam's piano lessons.
11: My first solid food (rice cereal) and a Mother's Day gift from Daddy.
12: Love hanging at Lowe's | My first flight to see Aunt Dar, Cousins Owen and Audrey and Mommy's friend Colin in California.
13: We meet David Beckham! His son plays on the same soccer team as Cousin Owen.
14: Uncle Tom, Aunt Jenny and Cousin Makenna's house. | We had a great visit in California and now we are headed back to Ohio.
15: Uncle Joe's first house, hanging with cousins and sending care packages. I went to my four month doctor's appointment in Ohio. | 80th Percentile for Height, Weight, and Head Circumference
16: Hanging with friends from high school and family.
17: Carter's Birthday | Off to Connecticut
18: We went to Connecticut for Great Grandpa Cole's memorial. Below: Opa Ken, Aunt Livie, her friend Kate, Oma Vogel, Uncle Luke, Aunt Jenny, Great Uncle Don, Great Aunt Jill and Dad's friends Erika & Tom and JP.
19: Meeting Mom's work friends above and Mrs. Verrastro below.
20: 72 + 73: Hanging with the Madaffer's 74: Shopping with the girls 75: Finally sleeping through the night!
21: 76 + 77: With Grandma Mari at the hospital for her back surgery. 78: At the park in Canal Fulton, OH 79: First vegetable was squash and I loved it!
22: Bowling for Dean's birthday:. Back row: Aunt Jen, Aunt Roxanne, Mommy, Cousin Christian, Uncle Joe, Cousin Dean, Grandpa Ron, Uncle Brandon, Uncle Dave, Aunt Denise Front Row: Cousin Carter, Cousin Zoe, Cousin Brooke, Cousin Sophie, Me, Aunt Michelle, Cousin Emma, Cousin Addisen | Cousin Jordan's High School graduation.
23: We really missed daddy on Father's Day! Mommy spent lots of time on the treadmill and not so much in the pool because the water was too cold! Leaving Grandma Mari's house where we were staying for two months.
24: We went to stay with Uncle Russ & Aunt Holly for a few months and took a lot of walks. Uncle Bob was sworn in as a Jackson Firefighter.
25: We babysat Sophie sometimes. We had fun going to the zoo and hanging with family and friends. We took Meeka and Archie to dog training.
26: There was a float with a live Iwo Jima reproduction at the Stow Fourth of July parade. I met Uncle Ron.
27: A rare occasion = all ten siblings and their families were together. Each family tried to wear the same color. ;
28: Hanging out at Uncle Russ' house on the golf course. We had a great view from our bedroom window.
29: We had fun visiting Aunt Michelle and her family in Shelby but we picked up my first flu. | Six month check-up and pictures.
30: First time sitting on my own!
31: I love Puffs! | First time Skyping with Daddy!
32: Grandma Mari in the hospital for breast cancer-all her daughters and I were with her! Going away parties because we are headed back to NC!
33: OH to NC
34: Back in North Carolina. We stayed with Uncle Luke and Aunt Jenny for a few days before heading back home to get the carpets cleaned and make our first attempt at refinancing the beach house.
35: Oma Cindy, Aunt Jenny, Aunt Livie and her friend Kate came to visit.
36: We took Oma to the airport in Raleigh. I love my new giraffe that Daddy sent me!
37: New cable, new nanny (Jyda) new high chair, new couches.
38: New couch and rug came! | On my hands and knees for the first time! | I love Archie's new ball as much as he does!
39: I loved my nanny's dog. | Beach life with Kennedy- Daddy's shipmate's daughter. | One of my favorite toys. | Another care package for Daddy. Teething pain | We miss you Daddy!
40: Mommy took me for lots of walks and we visited with friends.
41: Mommy's getting new glasses and I finally got my crib set-up! | My first time in a daycare setting for Mommy's LINKS class. She was just next door.
42: Day 181 - 185 we went to Florida to visit Great Grandma and Grandpa Vogel. Cousin Stephanie got us into Disney World for free because she works there!
43: 186: First chilly day in NC 187: Love a friends' baby 188: Starting to walk with a walker 189 + 190: Skyping with Daddy 191: The other new couch came
44: Aunt Michelle and Cousin Zoe came for a visit.
45: We helped the nanny move her furniture. Time to get out the 12 month clothes!
46: We had my 9-month appointment, bought a new printer and Daddy bought a new recliner and sent it. We also got to Skype with Daddy again. Mommy had lots of fun dressing me up in different Halloween costumes but I didn't appreciate it. I am growing fast and learning to drink from a cup. We also had to lower my crib mattress because I was trying to climb out! | 9-month check-up 23.3 pounds = 90% 28.5 inches = 50% Head 46.25 cm = 80%
48: 217: We tried to take care of the Bellman's dog but it didn't work out so well. 218-222: Off to CT again for a friend's wedding in NY!
49: 223: Mommy started her new teletherapy job! 224: I can drink from a sippy cup now! 225: A runny nose from teething 226: Tried for 11:11am on 11/11/11 227-228: Mommy's friend Carmen came for a visit
50: Daddy sent something to help me learn to walk. Our welcome home sign arrived! At Mommy's doctor's appointment.
51: I watched your video every day! One day the nanny called off on a day Mommy only needed her for 1,5 hours so I watched TV and napped while Mommy worked.. We went to the doctor for the second part of my flu shot then off to Raleigh for Thanksgiving. We sure missed you a lot that day!
52: Nanny Switch From Jyda to Kate | Package from Daddy!
53: I went with Mommy to the orthodontist. Getting ready for the Officer's Wives December Social we hosted.
54: I am so busy exploring everything! 255: Party time! 256: An Ornament from Great Grandma Vogel
55: 258: Mommy's Christmas Presents from Daddy! 259: I LOVE looking at the ocean. 260: A present from Oma Vogel 261: Crawling on my hands and knees for the first time! 262: Mailing Christmas Cards
56: 263: Opening Christmas presents from Oma Vogel 264: A bear I got from a random person at the post office who thought it was sad that I was spending my first Christmas without Daddy. 265: Mommy is working another day without a nanny. | 266: I discovered the toilet paper roll and I love it! 267: Off to Ohio for Christmas!
57: Christmas Celebrations 268: The Eve Eve Event at Uncle Russ' was a cowboy theme 269: Christmas Eve at Grandma Mari's 270: Christmas morning with the Cline's 271: Day after with Grandpa Ron and Grandma Karen
58: Spending time with family in Ohio before going back home. We stopped in Raleigh on our way.
59: Happy New Year! | Some of my Christmas presents | Getting a new heater installed
61: January 7, 2011 Daddy, We are so excited that you are coming home today. Watching you leave on March 28, 2011 was so hard. We have missed you so much! It was especially hard when I did something new and you weren't here for me to show you. But, I have a lot more growing to do and now that your back you can teach me! Mommy worked hard to make sure my first word was "Dada" which I say when I hold my daddy doll and watch your video. I say "Mama" now too-especially when I want her to pick me up. Mommy said after you get back she is not killing any more bugs, lifting heavy things, trying to fix anything or worry about protecting us because those are Daddy's jobs. She also said this book was a lot of work so don't expect one on all your deployments! We love you and missed you so much! Victor, Mommy, Archie